Set during World War II, three siblings are fighting a battle to keep their family together. Lucy, the oldest at 16, needs to find a way to kidnap her 8-year-old twin siblings, Goodness and Mercy, from an orphanage in Wisconsin and flee to shelter. She takes them to Colorado to live with an aunt she does not know.
What I really liked was Patti's use of multiple character points of view. This kept the story interesting and gave me insight into the perspectives of four of them: Lucy, Mercy, Ada and Pete, via first person narrative and written letters. This also made them more memorable, and I keep finding myself thinking about them even several days after finishing their story.
This is the first book by Patti Hill I have read, and she did not disappoint me. Her story hooked me from the first paragraph and kept me turning page after page. The historical details surrounding World War II greatly enhanced the story and gave it the authenticity that makes this book believable. I like how the message of God's love and forgiveness was naturally woven into this heartfelt story without being preachy. I recommend Goodness & Mercy and will be reading more of her books.