From the quiet hills of New England to the battlefields of an uncivil war that pitted the North against the South ..., In Search of Mercy tells the story of the young and incisive Sephrina, protégé of her much-loved uncle, Dr. Nathan Benson. The Bensons family is riddled with the deception of untold truths. As their secrets unravel, each is challenged to examine motives and to delve into fixed perceptions about unconditional truth, unquestioned love and absolute forgiveness. The lusty Sarah brings laughter to the worst of situations as she savors life and endures the grueling physical and emotional ordeals of a battlefield nurse. Sephrina and Sarah provide each other with that comfortable balance achieved only by childhood friends-that special friendship that fortifies them in the love of the men they cherish and the bond with the women who challenge and inspire them.