BLOG TOUR: The Road to Mercy by Kathy Harris

by Kathy Harris
Abingdon Press, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4267-4193-7
Adult Christian Fiction
Copy received from publisher for blog tour.
All opinions expressed are solely my own.

Josh Harrison, a contemporary Christian singer, and his wife Bethany face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth's carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death even as she's pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Ben Abrams urges her to terminate the pregnancy to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and decide to carry the baby to full term. During the next few months, Josh struggles with his faith, Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.

Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business. After graduating with a Communications degree from Southern Illinois University, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with a well-known gospel music quartet. A few months later, The Oak Ridge Boys began their transition into country music, and Kathy had the opportunity to help build an entertainment empire from the ground up.

She worked her way to becoming a member of the Operations Management Team, eventually heading up the company’s public relations and marketing department. A lifelong fascination for books and editing led to her working as a book agent for Oak Ridge Boys’ vocalist Joe Bonsall. Joe, subsequently, published three books, including his bestselling inspirational biography, G.I. Joe & Lillie.

For several years, Kathy freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote (as well as ghost wrote) news stories and columns for various music publications. In 2007, she sold her first Christian non-fiction story, “Walk on Water,” which was included in Thomas Nelson’s All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa. That fall, one of her devotions was included in The One Year Life Verse Devotional, published by Tyndale House. Kathy’s writing is also included in Chicken Soup for the Soul Thanks, Mom.

An active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the publicity officer for Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kathy lives near Nashville with her husband and their two Shiloh Shepherd dogs. She regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at You can visit her author website at

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Josh and Bethany's life seems perfect until the day Bethany passes out in her kitchen and is rushed to the hospital with a tear in her carotid artery.  Things take an interesting twist when they discover that Bethany is pregnant on top of everything else.  The two must face their challenges with faith and courage, especially Bethany who must face a mistake from her past and it's possible impact on her marriage.  I found this a sweet love story as well as a story of finding faith in the face of trial. The addition of the story of Bethany's doctor, Ben Abrams and his past makes for an interesting subplot.  Some might say it's a big coincidence the way their lives entwine but I've found that when God is in your life such things are more than possible, they are even likely, while many things are impossible for us mortals, nothing is impossible for God. I recommend this book to those who enjoy a story of love and faith in the face of serious challenges.

Check out the rest of the tour here.


  1. Woot! Thanks for the wonderful review, Heidi!!!

  2. I'm always looking for my next book to read, and this one has officially been added to my "to read" list. Sounds like an emotional roller coaster, but I'm sure also a page turner, which I love. Hopefully, its a good ending. Because I also love good endings. :)


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