"Blood Moon (Mercy Carver Series Book 2) by Jana Petken is a beautiful and thoughtful historical romance set in the times of the American Civil War. The issue of slavery stands not just between the political forces of the times, which are well presented, but also between Mercy and her lover Jacob.
Mercy's life is given much detail as her circumstances are difficult in different ways. She is very engaging as character, and so is Jacob, whom she loves sometimes despite some reservations she still holds.
With amazing detail and sound historical knowledge about the Civil War the book has a strong storyline and is a far more engaging read than you might expect. Enjoyable not just for fans of romance novels but also rewarding for history buffs.