The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner – Giveaway

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat by Melissa Meeks

Although I haven’t read this yet I am looking forward to getting to it. I loved The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare and when I found out this book has a character who experienced the Salem Witch Trials I knew I had to read it.

If you can’t wait for my drawing then use the bookcover link to buy your own copy. If you’re not sure about this book read Monday’s post and use the bookcover for more info as well.

Leave your comment here sharing a favorite historical period, setting, or event you’ve enjoyed reading about in novels or a favorite historical novel for a chance to win a copy but don’t forget to leave a way to contact you or I’ll have to exclude your comment from the drawing. Emails can be disguised yourname[at]emaildomain[dot]com to avoid spammers. Also sorry but postage is terribly expensive so I can only send this to US or Canadian addresses. Drawing will be on Friday October 24. There are two copies up for grabs.


  1. I want to read this book so badly!!

    Please enter me in the contest.

    Thank you,

    Becky C.

  2. I enjoy the American war times because it helps me learn about them. Civil war is the most interesting to me. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    ladyufshalott at

  3. This sounds so good and I would love to be added in the drawing.


  4. Hi, I would love to win this book! It’s on my wishlist! 🙂 I love Julie Lessman’s A Passion Most Pure. purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Please enter me. Just in case. Gotta get it! Ahem, okay.

    Favourite historical time period?  I love Francine Rivers Heart of the Lion series, late new testament times.

  6. That is a really tough question! Only one? I love historical fiction the best so i would have to say that one of my all time favorite times to read about, even though it was one of the hardest is World War 2/Holocaust times. i really love Tricia Goyer’s books.
    i would love to win this book! i really enjoy Susan’s other books!

  7. Enter me in the drawing. This features an interesting time period that not a lot of fiction books are out there about.

  8. I just found your site and would love to be entered for this book – thanks so much.

    catslady5 (at)

  9. Hello! I just read “The Course of Honor” by Lindsey Davis. It is a wonderful book written about the Roman Empire!” Please enter me in your drawing drawing for “The Shape of Mercy!” Many thanks, Cindi

  10. As odd as this sounds, I enjoyed John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” Reading about the Joad family selling what they can and heading to California to find hope, a future and dignity is so moving to me. I know that it is during the Great Depression and that there is a sadness there, but I see so much hope in that story. I learned from it how important family is. I would love to be enterred into your drawing. Thanks for the chance.


  11. Hmmm. I really enjoy most historical fiction. I also loved Witch of Blackbird Pond as a teen, and then again reading it with m kids as they grew up. But I guess my favorite time period and place woul be Scotland and Ireland in the middle ages.

    I’m excited to read The Shape of Mercy.

    Lalycairn at

  12. I am fascinated by all American history. One of my great-great-many-times-great-uncles was President of the United States in Congress Assembled. I also like the Western expansion and Civil War years.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. I like most historical fiction. One of my favorite books is Gone With the Wind. I would love to read The Shape of Mercy! Thank you!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT

  14. I’ve heard so much good things about this book. I’d love a chance to win!

    ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

  15. Wow great to see so many interested in this book. Entries are closed. I will draw and notify the winner by tomorrow morning and also be posting a new giveaway.

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