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)

  • ~✡~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...
  • 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'...
  • Lisa
    4.5 Stars!Tender Mercies is the second book in Eli Easton’s series entitled Men of Lancaster County. I am a huge fan of this author. It is no secret that I have become a fan of this author with her fun and heart-warming books that leave you clenching your heart, laughing out loud, and happily sighing. This story was no exception. From the first page I was hooked and wanted to see just how things would play out between our two protagonists who a...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Nick Pageant
    Bring toothpaste - you're going to need it for this much sugar. Me likey.
  • 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)
    Will Tulin's calm narration and even pacing kept me sane as I listened to this on a road trip where, on the return trip, I broke down in the middle of nowhere on a pretty scary stretch of road 100 miles from home with a tow that was going to be at least an hour and half until it got to me. Tulin's soothing tone and Eli Easton's captivating story kept me from being really frightened. It helped me to relax as I listened and made it so I could focus...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • ⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
    4.1 StarsNot as much tension and angst as the last book, with more focus on the farm & sanctuary animals...but the relationship is sweetly romantic and evolves pretty organically. (See what I did there?) Nice little cameo with David & Christie, who no longer live in Lancaster County.I'm not sure if Eli has anything planned for Matthew, or Devin, but I hope at least one of them has their story told as well!Also, I kinda loved the message about how...
  • Karen
    Well life on the farm is kinda' laid back...said no farmer EVER!!! 'Tender Mercies' is the second book in Eli Easton's series 'Men of Lancaster County' and while the MCs from the first book do make an appearance in this story. 'Tender Mercies' definitely stands on its own and can be read without benefit of the first story but really, why would you want to miss out on reading two lovely and charming stories by Eli Easton...I mean where's the sense...
  • Lori
    Adorable. Review soon at BMBR.
  • Adam
    I enjoyed the audiobook narration by Will Tulin. This is the first time I’m listening to his work, and I’d definitely do so again without any worries.The way readers are introduced to Samuel broke my heart. The abuse by his father made my blood boil. But even sadder was how Samuel knew nothing could be done to change his family’s minds.But despite those awful circumstances, Samuel has an inner core of strength and resiliency. He doesn’t l...
  • Manfred
    This book had a lot of things I like in a gay romance. For example, I loved the idea of Samuel, being an Amish man, meeting Eddie, who was your typical New York city boy, going to the country side without any idea about farming. I also found the trope about the animal sanctuary very appealing, even if Eddie's being a vegan, maybe was a little over the top.Still the story and the evolving relationship were very sweet and charming.The book never go...
  • 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 ...
  • BR11
    I like the story and the characters a lot. I loved Benny the pig :)I felt like Eddie could have done more to get the farm running before things got really hairy though. That part of the plot I found a little weak because he got in knowing that he was not going to be able to make ends meet. Instead, he only relied on poorly advertised open houses to get everything afloat. He had not even a website up.Other than that, my only complaint was the sexy...
  • Deeze
    Very sweet and entertaining story. I loved Samuel and enjoyed watching him open up. Eddie was sweet and perfect for Sam. Benny of course stole the show.
  • Chris
    This was a sweet read ❤ read it in one hit, couldn’t put it down and really wanted to know the outcome of Eddie & Sams journey. There is a place for everyone.... and I loved that about this book This was a sweet read ❤️ read it in one hit, couldn’t put it down and really wanted to know the outcome of Eddie & Sams journey. There is a place for everyone.... and I loved that about this book
  • Susan
    3.5 starsI loved this story. This series, with it's May-December, small town theme throughout, has been a hit for me. I found book 2 to be emotionally satisfying and it had me in tears at times. I wasn't entirely sold on the chemistry between the main characters, especially not for how deeply connected they were supposed to be. But, I still liked them together all the same. Can't wait for more from this series!
  • 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.