COLORADO SPRINGS— Traces of Mercy the much-anticipated new
novel from premier storytellers Michael Landon, Jr., and Cindy
Kelley. Many people are familiar with Michael Landon, Jr., because
of his famous father, but they may not know that the younger
Landon is a talented writer and filmmaker in his own right. Traces of
Mercy is further proof of that ability.
In Traces of Mercy, first release in the new MERCY MEDALLION
TRILOGY, Landon partners with Kelley to write a historical novel that
mixes prairie romance with Civil War-era drama. Readers long for
inspiration, and they will be thrilled to see faith-building values
woven throughout Traces of Mercy.
As the U.S. Civil War ends, a young woman barely survives a tragic accident. Fortunate to be
alive, she awakens to find that amnesia has robbed all memory of her past. Unable even to
remember her given name, she takes the name Mercy from a mercy medallion found around
her neck and tries to learn the truth about her self. With no memory, no one to help, and no
money to her name, Mercy is given a place to live at the local convent. Just as she is embraces
her future, a stranger who may hold the key to her past enters the picture. Does he know a
secret that could devastate her and end her new life?
In Traces of Mercy, Landon and Kelley tell a story of redemption and romance, which readers
adore, rich in Civil War history. In the AfterWords section, readers will find book club-type
discussion questions that are perfect for anyone from book clubs to homeschool groups. The
legacy of the Landon name and that faith will be reaffirmed by Traces of Mercy. Readers can
look forward to Finding Mercy coming in June 2014.
Michael Landon Jr., son of television legend Michael Landon, is an award-winning storyteller,
first in television and film, and now in books. His print works include One More Sunrise, co-
written with Tracie Peterson. Cindy Kelley is an author and screenwriter who worked with
Landon on the Love Comes Softly television film and also co-wrote the novel The Silent Gift with