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About Mercy Come Morning

There are no second chances. Or are there? 
Krista Mueller is in a good place. She’s got a successful career as a professor of history; she’s respected and well-liked; and she lives hundreds of miles from her hometown and the distant mother she could never please. It’s been more than a decade since Alzheimer’s disease first claimed Charlotte Mueller’s mind, but Krista has dutifully kept her mother in a first-class nursing home.

Now Charlotte is dying of heart failure and, surprised by her own emotions, Krista rushes to Taos, New Mexico, to sit at her estranged mother’s side as she slips away. Battling feelings of loss, abandonment, and relief, Krista is also unsettled by her proximity to Dane McConnell, director of the nursing home—and, once upon a time, her first love. Dane’s kind and gentle spirit—and a surprising discovery about her mother—make Krista wonder if she can at last close the distance between her and her mother … and open the part of her heart she thought was lost forever.

“A timeless tale, to be kept every day in the heart as a reminder
that forgiveness is a gift to self.”
—PATRICIA HICKMAN, author of The Pirate Queen

Previously released as Christmas Every Morning



Mercy Come Morning is Lisa Bergren’s best yet! Strong characters dealing with passionate life-and-death issues in a Southwest setting so authentic I could taste the chilies and smell the sage. A compelling story of longing, love, and the search for life.… It’s a story to meet the need in every woman’s heart.”
—JANE KIRKPATRICK , author of A Name of Her Own and the Kinship and Courage series

“Bergren just keeps getting better. Mercy Come Morning is a deeply moving story of love lost and found. It is also a gentle but compelling invitation to remember the things we should know by heart but often forget along the way.”
—CAROLYN ARENDS, recording artist and author of We’ve Been Waiting for You

“Lisa Bergren writes like a dream, softly calling us to familiar places, walking us through our memories in grandma’s kitchen, past the disappointments of growing up, and through the complexities of imperfect families. Mercy Come Morning is a timeless tale, to be kept every day in the heart as a reminder that forgiveness is a gift to self and joy the glittering residue left upon our doorpost when Christmas is kept every day of the year.”
—PATRICIA HICKMAN, author of Sandpebbles and Katrina’s Wings

About Lisa T. Bergren

Lisa Tawn Bergren is a bestselling author of more than 30 books, including The Captain's BrideThe Busy Mom's Devotional, and the God Gave Us children's book series. She and her husband, Tim, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their three children. Visit her website at

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Aug 16, 2011

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

There are no second chances. Or are there? Click here to download chapter one of Mercy Come Morning. Krista has long since quit caring about her cold, distant mother, but at her mother’s deathbed, revelations about the past—including Krista’s first love—open the possibility of forgiveness and a new relationship. Click here to download chapter one of Mercy Come Morning.

By Christy Janes

As far as contemporary novels go, Lisa Bergren has always been one of my favorite authors. I love her laid-back, yet interesting, style of writing that has just enough romantic tension to fulfill my occasional romance novel fix. Mercy Come Morning was such a book, and while it was originally released as Christmas Every Morning (a title I'd read long ago, but had forgotten), I was glad to have had the opportunity to reread it. This is not a...

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By Evelyn Cox

Mercy Come Morning is a touching story that was absolutely perfect for me to read this Christmas season! Heartwarming and genuine, the story pulled me in immediately and would not let me go. The characters, especially Krista, are so raw and....REAL, that it made for an emotional read. This book will make you think about the connections you have with your loved ones, and will remind you what is really important. I'm giving it 4 stars; I...

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By Dawn Mattox

Having been raised by an abusive father in an distinctively anti-Christian household, I felt compelled to read "Mercy Come Morning." Like the main character, Krista, I had moved as far away as possible from my parents when my father was stricken with Alzheimer's. Also, like Krista, I did not visit my father at that time. Based on my personal life-experience, I found "Mercy Come Morning" to be accurate, relevant and compassionate. Even as...

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By Joanna Chiasson

This is an amazing book about mercy and love, forgiveness and redemption. And second chances. I loved this book, I started reading and could not put it down! It's an amazing story and the characters are so real! It made me want to call my mother and just talk for no reason. You will not regret reading this book! I loved it! There are no second chances. Or are there? Krista Mueller is in a good place. Sheâ??s got a successful...

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By Rachel Harrison

Krista is a young career woman that left her home to escape her troubled past with an unstable mother. The book opens with Krista receiving a phone call telling her that her mother, who has Alzheimer's, is dying from heart failure. Her mother is in a care facility run by her childhood friend, Dane. She tries to explain that she is much too busy with work and it's not a good time to go. Dane convinces her that she must come now because her...

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