Tender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County, #2) by Eli Easton

Tender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County, #2)

Eddie Graber’s dream of a sanctuary for rescued farm animals was about to come true when his partner backed out at the last minute. Now Eddie risks losing the twenty-five acre property in Lancaster County—and all the hopes he held for it—before the project even gets off the ground. He needs help, he needs money, but most importantly, he needs to rediscover the belief in a higher purpose that brought him here in the first place.Samuel Miller...

Details Tender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County, #2)

TitleTender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County, #2)
Release DateOct 27th, 2017
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Tender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County, #2)

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    *4.25 stars* I'm absolutely gaga over the Men of Lancaster County series! While Tender Mercies didn't quite reach the level of A Second Harvest for me, it was still a sweet, lovely book that will please ALL Eli Easton fans!First of all, I love the idea of a salt of the earth, hard-working Amish MC. Add in the fact that he has a disability (club foot) and is a virgin? Whew! I'm in heaven! The setting and plot for this book was just so... pure. It'...
  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    If you don't mind a few tears mixed in with your smiles, if you're a diehard romantic, if you believe in fate and second chances, if you love animals, if you've ever dreamed of living out in the country with nothing but the wind and sunshine for company, you'll fall in love with this book. Heartbreaking and hopeful, Tender Mercies will make you want to follow your dreams.Eddie is a dedicated vegan. The big, sprawling farm in Lancaster County, Pen...
  • Jewel
    3.5 StarsTender Mercies is the second book in Eli Easton's wonderfulMen of Lancaster County series. And while I definitely enjoyed A Second Harvest more, Tender Mercies was a worthy addition to the series. It's a feel-good, heartwarming story.Samuel Miller was a breath of fresh air. He's someone that has gotten lemons from life, between his club foot, being gay, (which got him beaten, tossed out, and shunned) and suddenly finding himself without ...
  • Line
    Ohhhhhh what to do, what to do.I love Eli Easton, and her How to Howl at the Moon-series was a favourite this year. This book however, sort of missed the mark for me, and it is for something as stupid as 'the waste' going on at Eddie's sanctuary, AS WELL AS Eddie's ignorance.Let me start by saying that I am not against 'green' or vegan or vegetarian or anything like that. I am a political consumer in a very green household, and I am not trying to...
  • Lost in a Book
    I could totally get on board with the no electricity, horse and carriage lifestyle the Amish are rockin’ if it meant I’d get a Samuel. Well, minus the hate they're peddling out to their own if they show any man on man interest. I just wanted still want to smother Samuel with hugs. The opening scene with Samuel tore my heart into pieces and I’m not sure I’ve recovered. The day dreams he has just to get through each day…Samuel is an 18 ye...
  • Aeren
    He luchado conmigo misma porque no es un secreto que soy fan de la autora, pero dándole más de tres me sentiría insincera porque de no ser ella ni me pensaría esto. La primera novela de la serie fue una favorita de la primera a la última letra, y eso que el tema religioso no es algo que me interese en exceso, más bien lo contrario. Sin embargo esta nueva entrega me ha dejado más bien fría, y no sólo porque no he sentido conexión alguna ...
  • CrabbyPatty
    Tender Mercies grabs your interest from the very first page, breaks your heart along the way, makes you ugly-sob and then leaves you feeling lucky and blessed to have experienced this story.19-year-old Samuel is beaten and cast out of his Amish family for being gay, and after walking all day to get to the interview, he is hired as a farm hand by Eddie, a New York city boy starting an animal sanctuary at Meadow Lake Farm. Samuel and Eddie seem an ...
  • BWT (Belen)
    The story had me from the first chapter. Eddie Graber and Samuel Miller are two of my favorite characters Eli Easton has ever created.Easton created a heartbreaking beginning for both men and set up them finding and learning from each other in a way that drew me in and kept me engrossed throughout.Told in a dual POV we are witness to Samuel's banishment, how he finds his way to Eddie's sanctuary, and how he and Eddie go from strangers to friends ...
  • Christelle
    **3.5 stars** for this sweet and romantic story, rounded up because, even if it didn’t swoon me like a A Second Harvest did, it’s packed with good feels.Eddie has a dream : opening an animal sanctuary and helping as much as he can animals to have a good life. But saying that he’s totally unprepared for that is the understatement of the year. No farming experience, no real financial plan, but just enough to buy a beautiful farm and runs it f...
  • Ami
    I feel relieved that the conflict in this book has nothing to do with internal struggle of Samuel's Amish status. I have never been comfortable reading about religious/faith aspect in my MM romance, which is why I tend to avoid it. The beginning of Samuel's journey is TOUGH to read. I can't ever understand why a parent will do that to their kid. And before Samuel finds his way into Eddie's farm, I feel like I'm holding my breath, hoping that he w...
  • Susan
    3.25 starsThis started out really good. There was so much hurt that I couldn’t wait for the comfort to start. But unfortunately I didn’t really buy the chemistry between Eddie and Samuel.Samuel is a 19 year old Amish boy. When his father catches him lusting after another boy, he tries to beat it out of him. After that he tells Samuel to leave and never come back.Samuel has no idea where to go, so he just walks to town, which is not a slight f...
  • Bibliophile
    3.5 stars. I still feel Easton can do no wrong, but I loved the first book in this series way more. This book is sweet. I loved both MCs, the story line was interesting (I loved the barn animals with attitude!), and I appreciated the small touches that helped flesh out each character--from making Eddie vegan to Samuel's club foot and gentle spirit. But this story was missing three things that I needed to give this book a higher rating:1) Samuel w...
  • Elsa Bravante
    2.5, no se le puede negar al libro que es fluffy donde los haya, pero para mi al final ha sido muy muy descafeinado.La historia comienza con una premisa interesante, no original, pero que a mi me gusta, un chico joven es expulsado de su familia Amish y buscando trabajo se encuentra una granja-santuario de animales dirigido por un hombre de la ciudad que no sabe muy bien qué está haciendo. El problema principal para mi no ha sido que no me gusta...
  • Kazza
    Cute story. Reads more like a New Adult book than adult, including words like feels and adorbs. Quite low on steam, but still a real connection, which fits that NA category as well. Sweet MCs. Lots of animals.
  • Lori
    Adorable. Review soon at BMBR.
  • Sheri
    I’m so pleased this story caught my attention; for not only did I enjoy it immensely but it prompted me to read the first book in the series. You don’t have to read A Second Harvest, but it would be a shame to miss David and Christie’s story. It’s not often I agree when a book is deemed a stand-alone but this is one instance I believe it’s true. We do have a small cameo with the couple from book one but if you’re at all familiar with ...
  • Bev
    3.5 stars rounded up from me. Not as good as A Second Harvest IMHO, but an OK read all the same although I didn't really feel much of a connection between Eddie and Samuel, I have to admit.Nice to have a catch up with David and Christie from the previous story in the series, but of course as soon as the word 'Rumspringa' was mentioned, I immediately thought of Keira Andrews [which just so happens to be in my re-read queue] and which I adored.
  • Tess
    4 stars
  • Jay
    4 stars -- My longer review for Tender Mercies is to come because I need to make sure I'm reviewing it fairly. There's a political issue in this book that caused that portion of this story not to sit well with me because I have lost friends over it before. That being said, this is quite a satisfactory follow up to A Second Harvest, a book that was one of my Top Ten from 2016.The author and/or publisher generously provided me a complimentary copy ...
  • Annie
    Tender Mercies is the second standalone book from the Men of Lancaster County series. Though the book is set in the same region in rural Pennsylvania, it features all new characters with only a brief cameo of the previous couple from A Second Harvest. Tender Mercies was definitely more of an emotional, slow-burn romance with good characters and a great story. I was really intrigued about the idea of Eddie picking up his life and moving to the Pen...
  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    5 Stars!! This was such a touching and sweet story. It’s filled with a lot of heartache and angst, but most of all it’s filled with determination, kindness, acceptance and love. I absolutely adored both Samuel and Eddie. These two men just fit together so well and I loved watching them slowly fall in love, it was a beautiful thing to witness. They both grew so much throughout the story and the chemistry between them was off the charts, you co...
  • Lelyana
    This is too adorable. Sweet but with a little bitterness in the beginning, we have to going through what Samuel's been through in his life before he met Eddie.I cried for Samuel, for what his father did to him and curse the 'religious principal'. I was once a very religious people, until not anymore. I cannot live with all the rules and all the 'not to do because God says so'. I still believe in God, but also believe He's kind, not mean like some...
  • Christy
    I fell in love with the first book in this series and I was looking forward to more. Eli Easton is an incredibly talented writer and she brought Lancaster County right into my home and my heart. Just from reading the blurb for ‘Tender Mercies’ I knew I was going to love Eddie and Samuel, and totally fall head over heels for Meadow Lake Farm and all of its animals needing sanctuary. Because when it’s all said and done, I really do prefer ani...
  • Tracy
    If you believe in love and following your dreams then this is the book for you.I’ve been a long time fan of Eli Easton and I completely fell in love with A Second Harvest, book one in the Men of Lancaster County series. I could not pass up the opportunity to read Tender Mercies and this book does not disappoint. It has all the ingredients I love: age-difference, animals, a main character’s first sexual experience, and a delicious slow burn ro...
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.25 starsTender Mercies is the second book in Eli Easton’s Men of Lancaster County series. While Christie and David from A Second Harvest do make a cameo here, this book is a complete standalone. The stories are connected by the fact that they take place on farms in the same region, but the characters are totally distinct.As with the first book, Easton just infuses this story with such a sense of warmth and tenderness, a...
  • namericanwordcat
    I was so excited for this book that I read it on the day it came out. And it lived up to my expectations. This is a quiet sweet book about Samuel and Eddie. The heroes comes from very different walks of life and show each other a better way to be.The love story between them is tender and wonderful. There are all sorts of curves snd detail that make this book great. It is a low angst book about series subjects. The animals, farm, setting and dialo...
  • YullSanna
    Увы, троечка. Рассказ больше про приют для животных, чем про отношения. Персонажи не зажгли, даже секс вышел каким-то скучным.
  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    I just finished Eli Easton’s Tender Mercies with a happy little sigh and a smile on my face. Much like my reading experience with A Second Harvest, the first book in Easton’s Men of Lancaster County series, this second book left me feeling hopeful and satisfied. I love the feeling of being transported to rural Pennsylvania, immersed into farm life, and into the lives of these engaging men. Like David and Christie from book one—who we also g...
  • Sarah
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. I absolutely loved the premise for this story - a New York City vegan (with little practical knowledge of farming) buys a farm to create an animal sanctuary and ends up falling for his ex-Amish farmhand. I really wanted to love this story. Surprisingly, however, for an Eli Easton book, I found this quite difficult to get into. I’m not sure we get enough character development a...