From author DJ Anderson comes a first novel full of heartache and honest truths about the human heart. Anderson's rich, textured storytelling and deep understanding of untold desires weave a striking romance on par with the best literary women's fiction. This intimate portrait of a modern woman, torn between the life she has chosen and the road not taken, will strike a chord with readers in their fifties as in their twenties. Set on the shores of Lake Michigan, Mercy of the Fallen follows the secret, failed romance between Elizabeth Sawyer and Simon Walker as they journey from adolescence into adulthood. Across time, distance, and lives that have grown entirely separate, they manage to keep track of each other through their mutual friend Sara Foley who inadvertently brings them to another crossroads. Delving into the often untold "What if?" questions of life, Mercy of the Fallen is a page-turning tale of forgiveness and redemption.