Steadfast Mercy

She’d told herself she’d never go back home. But that was before the accident—before life changed forever.

Steadfast Mercy

She’d told herself she’d never go back home. But that was before the accident—before life changed forever.

After the tragic death of her parents, Jonica Muller must return to the Amish community she left in shame. Tasked with settling her father’s estate, she plans to keep her visit as brief as possible so she can return to start a life with Ephraim, a widower who has offered her and her five-year-old son the stability of a family.

But Jonica’s childhood home in Posen, Michigan, won’t let her go so quickly. Her father’s sister, Aenti Edna, is showing signs of a slipping mind. To Jonica’s alarm, Edna’s begun entertaining a mysterious redheaded Englischer who has unclear intentions toward the aging woman and the Mullers’ property.

Caleb is a young farmer working Edna’s land, trying to hide his own secret shame from his family and his girlfriend, Darleen. But when Jonica asks him to come to Edna’s aid, she unwittingly sets events in motion that change everyone’s ability to live in the shadows of their lives.

Steadfast Mercy is a tender love story at the intersection of heartbreak, forgiveness, and grace.

Author spotlight

I spent many school hours daydreaming, mostly about horses. Coaxed by my teacher to submit a short story to the Young Authors Writing Contest, I wrote, A Dream to Remember, about a girl who daydreamed about wild horses. That contest opened my eyes to daydream with a purpose. After that, my endless imagination was limited only by how fast I could write, and sometimes I stayed up late at night writing by flashlight to finish a story.

Ruth Reid

Readers say

What a wonderful read! It had everything in this book that will keep you rooted in your seat and will keep you thinking about it long after the book is completed. I do know one thing is that I will be buying a print copy when this comes out. I’d like to add it to my keeper shelves. I believe in angels do you? I believe they’re all around us and I actually experienced that myself. I’ve never experienced it again though. I seen a golden light that appeared out of nowhere and I had to pull off the road. In the middle stood an angel. He had come to tell me that my momma had passed away and that she was safe in God’s arms. How I miss her to this day but I feel her presence at times. I loved this story because it offers hope, trust and forgiveness. A light at the same be of a tunnel so to speak. I like to think that in a way this made my faith that much stronger. Oh there were times when I do fall off the wagon wheel so to speak but then again, don’t we all? We continue to be a work in progress always and I consider that an offer of Hope. All the characters in this book were wonderful and I felt like they were my family. Especially little Stephan. He took my heart and ran away with it! I learned something new as I read this book. A blood disease called von Willebran disease. I had never heard of it before. It’s inherited from a family member. I learned quite a lot from this book. I will need to look up the rest later. I think Reid has done an exceptional job with this book It’s my favorite by her. 


This sweet Amish love story set in Michigan captured my interest from the beginning and kept it through the satisfying end! It is decidedly one of the best Amish stories I have ever read. The narrative follows the lives of single-mom Jonica Muller and farmer Caleb Schulmann both of whom are dealing with their own personal losses, guilt, and regret. The characters are well-developed and engaging. The story flows at a steady pace, and the faith element is beautifully woven into the narrative inspiring hope and forgiveness. Steadfast Mercy is the third book in the Amish Mercies series, but works well as a stand-alone read. This is my first read from Ruth Reid. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the first two books of the series. I highly recommend this book especially for lovers of Amish fiction.


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