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Awakening Mercy

(The first book in the Genesis House series)
A novel by

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Awakening Mercy, Book 1 in the Genesis House series


Finalist, Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction
Finalist, RITA Award for Excellence in Inspirational Romance
Finalist, Gold Pen Award for Best Christian Fiction
Finalist, Affaire de Coeur Magazine's Reader's Choice Award


"[Angela Benson] has not created plaster saints, but real men and women who grapple with real-life issues." -The Romance Reader

"Awakening Mercy" is a wonderful Christian novel without being too "preachy." - TRF from Georgia

"Angela Benson magnificently weaves a romantic storyline that embraces the power of forgiveness." - Tyora Moody from South Carolina

"Ms. Benson, with AWAKENING MERCY, reinforces her place as one of the most talented writers of romance fiction in whichever genre she writes. This book, her first inspirational, confirms that she writes with emotion, only now her message is strengthened by her strong faith in God." -Romance in Color


Will the past ruin their future together?

CeCe Williams and Nate Richardson were not looking to fall in love. After being deserted by her son's father, CeCe was content making a life for herself and her four-year-old son. Nate, recovering from a recent divorce, devoted his energies to his job as director of Genesis House, a social services center in inner city Atlanta. Neither is prepared for what grows between them when CeCe comes to work at Genesis House. Can they let go of the pain of the past and build a life together or will secrets from CeCe's past destroy any hope they have for a future?

If you want an emotional and uplifting read, CeCe and Nate's story is for you. Order your copy of Awakening Mercy today!


Awakening Mercy, Book 1
Abiding Hope, Book 2
Enduring Love, Book 3 (coming in 2012)


"Outstanding. . . This book was a soul searching experience because it made me remember [that] what God has for me is for [me] and when a door closes there is a reason." - Sonya from Georgia

"Good, clean but stirring 'real life' romance. I enjoyed it very much." G.L. from Ohio

"I loved this book from cover to cover." - Fran from Indiana

"This book is excellent. . . I am looking forward to hearing more on CeCe and Nathan[iel] in the future." -Bridgette from Nevada

"Ms. Benson paints a fine picture of the trials of a couple who must rely on their faith to make a go of a relationship in this 4-1/2 star read. She is just as compelling a writer in Christian romance as she is in contemporary." -Affaire de Coeur

"This novel by Benson, a first-time Christian-market author, pricks the conscience and stirs the soul while entertaining. Recommend to romantic fiction readers and to high school students, as it illustrates that actions have consequences." -CBA Marketplace


Angela Benson is the bestselling author of twelve novels, two novellas and a non-fiction writing book. Her most recent print works are A Million Blessings (Dafina, 2010) and Sins of the Father (Avon, 2009). Her writing book, Telling Your Tale: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction for Print or eBook, is available in ebook format. Angela is active on the web at and and

Genre: Inspirational    

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Used availability for Angela Benson's Awakening Mercy

Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: Awakening Mercy
Author(s): Angela Benson
ISBN: 0-7862-6782-8 / 978-0-7862-6782-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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2000 : USA Hardback

Title: Awakening Mercy
Author(s): Angela Benson
ISBN: 0-7394-1356-2 / 978-0-7394-1356-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

June 2016 : Paperback

Title: Awakening Mercy
Author(s): Angela Benson
ISBN: 1-5335-4755-6 / 978-1-5335-4755-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Awakening Mercy (New Spirit)
Author(s): Angela Benson
ISBN: 1-58314-322-X / 978-1-58314-322-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arabesque
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August 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Awakening Mercy (HeartQuest)
Author(s): Angela Benson
ISBN: 0-8423-1939-5 / 978-0-8423-1939-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Awakening Mercy (Genesis House Book 1)
Author(s): Angela Benson
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