Hearts of Mercy

Joan Donaldson sparrow3337@gmail.com 934741475387


19th Century

Joan Donaldson

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Set in 19th century Appalachia, Hearts of Mercy is ,"a captivating tale about father-daughter relationships, personal independence and second chances." Kirkus Review


Action, Drama, Historical Fiction

Short Summary

When Viney Walker's long absent father begs her to return with him to the Great Smoky Mountains, she acquiesces and meets her handsome cousin, James. Their romance angers the White Caps, vigilantes that whip wayward women, and they warn Viney to mend her ways. But she plots revenge.


19th century, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

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Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Viney Walker

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Complex, Confident, Heroic, Leader, Outspoken, Empathetic, Engaging, Romantic, Skillful, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: James Walker

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Engaging, Heartthrob, Masculine, Secretive, Charming, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Jesse Walker

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Insecure, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Charlie Breckenridge

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Educated, Engaging, Heroic, Romantic, Complex

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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