This novel is a compilation of three previous stories that make up the Blessed Assurance series; they follow the lives of three generations. Whispers of Love begins in 1871 when a new man comes to town, disturbing the peaceful life that Civil War widow Jessie Wagstaff finally made for herself in Chicago. The second novel, Lost in His Love, begins in San Francisco in 1906. Linc Wagstaff, a reporter, tries to win heiress Cecilia Jackson’s support in his fight against unmerciful child labor. Echoes of Mercy takes place in New Orleans in 1920, where Delman Dubois, a black man, fights for his life in jail. Traveling across the country to his aid, Meg Wagstaff, his longtime friend, has to fight Southern prejudice and New Orleans lawyer Gabriel St. Clair to prove Delman’s innocence.
All three of these books show the lives of good, honest people as they struggle against major catastrophes to bring peace to those they love. All three have climactic elements in the plot based on historical events of their times. This series of historical, romantic, inspirational novels holds the reader’s attention with quick pacing. While the plots are not very suspenseful, the stories are interesting reads.