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Joined 11-08-06, id: 545997, Profile Updated: 08-10-12
Author has written 3 stories for Romance.

About me: Hi! My pen name is Mercyette (I used to be GreatAmericanAuthor), but my real name is Brittany. I guess I've been writing pretty much my whole life, but I just recently started posting on the internet. I guess I'll tell you a little about myself. I love to write, obviously, but I also LOVE to draw anime-though I'm not very good at it.

My Interests: In my spare time I read. I try to read the Bible at least 30 minutes per day. I'm pretty bad about skipping around in the books, though. Right now I'm just about finished with Deutoronomy, and I plan on going on into Joshua. I also love Janette Oke's books. Long Live Love Comes Softly! The movies are amazing, too, just don't go see them in the theater, unless you want to be surrounded by old friend, C.F. Anne and I learned that that hard way, lol. I also am in love with Karen Kingsbury's books. I hear she has a new one out...Hmmm, I'll have to convince my parents to get it for me. I read Francine Rivers (Favorite is The Last Sin Eater), DeeAnne Gist (The Measure of a Lady), Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You) Brian Jacques (Redwall Series), Diana Wynne Jones (Chrestomanci chronicles), Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe), Mitch Albom (The Five People You Meet in Heaven), The Secret Life of Bees, Little Women, Harry Potter, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Wuthering Heights, The Jennifer Scales series, and so on and so forth. There's too many to name! My favorite anime is by far Fruits Basket. It makes me kinda sad, though, because Ayame gives all of us snakes a bad name...LOL.

My Muses - those who help get me up and out of the rut of writer's block: Tyler Perry's Madea, Idgie Threadgoode, Sybil Applewhite, ect...

Reading List: Missing Mark by Julie Kramer

A Widow's Hope by Mary Ellis

Never Far from Home by Mary Ellis

Matched by Allie Condie

When I'm not reading or writing: I'm almost ashamed to say that I still play the Nancy Drew mystery games. (I'm saving up for the new game! Rock on!) I'm thinking about calling the company that makes them and accusing them of false advertisment. No 10 year old could possibly play those games and beat it without seeking out the help of a friend or the internet! At my age, I still have to go on HerInteractive at least once per game. Except The Scarlet Hand...I had to go on HerInteractive at least 3 million times for that one...When I'm not playing Nancy Drew, I'm reading, working or visiting family and friends

R&R Policiy: I like to pay it foreward. When people read and review for me, I typically do the same for them (if they have stories, and if they don't I usually send them a thank-you reply) and then review someone else at random. It may take me a while to read everything, but I eventually do. I truly believe in the power of communication. If we leave compliments and constructive critisicm, we can all grow as readers and writers.

Music: I have to say that I'm a country gal. I love Little Big Town, Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, and many others. I enjoy listening to soundtracks (especially Disney) and all sorts of Christian bands. I do listen to the occasional pop/rap/rock song. I love Journey and Fort Minor...

Writing Style/Generes: I typically write Christian fiction mingled with romance. I like writing about real-life issues that readers (especailly me) can relate to. I like to create believable characters as well. Sometimes the perfect hero/flawless chracter can just get plain boring. That's why I pride myself in my "true to life" characters. I'm glad my characters live only in my mind, however. If I were to meet them in a deserted alley one day...I wouldn't be updating my stories anytime soon, if you catch my drift. I write the occasional historical (typically mingled with Christian themes) and fantasy as well. I'd like to try a mystery at some point, too. Hmmm, I'll have to ponder a plot for that one...

Works in Progress: 1.) Leaning Towards Love - Christian Fiction/Romance - NaNoWriMo '07. I'm currently on the 13th chapter. Posted on this site.

2.) A Plain Summer - Christian Fiction/Romance - NaNoWriMo '08 - Whitney Everlette is one of the best students in the New York University anthropology department. She has just finished her junior year and must start preparing for her thesis, which she must complete in order to graduate. Since most work in anthropology is done through cultural immersion, Whitney requests a grant to work out of state. Finally, her thesis is approved. Whitney will be spending her summer within an Amish community, studying thier way of life. She isn't quite prepared for what lays ahead of her, as she has no idea how to milk a cow, sew, or even cook. She isn't being entirely treated as part of the community by her host family's daughter, either. In the midst of her study, a young man catches her attention at a church session. Connor Ronstadt has a reputation as a hard worker and a man of values so he is friendly enough to the anthropologist-to-be. While Connor moves in closer and challenges her religious beliefs, Whitney must face her father once more and the pain that it brings. In addition, Whitney knows that nothing can come from a relationship with Connor, but her heart seems to tell her different. And, to top it all off, her fifty page thesis has to be handwritten to abide by Amish cultural standards!

3.) The Buried - Christian Fiction - NaNoWriMo '11 - Another Amish based Christian fiction book. Faith Beiler is the only child of Elizabeth Beiler. She has never known her father, but had been quite content to live a life with her mother in a small town just outside of Philadelphia. One night, tragedy stikes and Faith is uprooted from her home in Pynnsylvania to live in Holmes county with an Amish couple and thier four growing boys. Having never been among Plain folk before, let alone lived alongside them, Faith has to face an uncertain future with complete strangers. Likewaise, John and Hannah Oberholtzer have no experience in raising a fully modern teenage girl. While settling into her new home, Hannah begins to suspect trouble brewing and Faith unearths a secret that threatens to destory the once close family.

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Update: I am back writing after a long hiatus - that means college. Now that I've graduated, it's time to get back to the ole' grind. I've added a new story, The Buried and I'm in the middle of a rewrite of A Plain Summer, to be renamed The Forgotten.

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Kathryn's Love by LeenElle reviews
Desperate to save her sisters from London's workhouses, Kathryn decides to sail to America, hoping a wealthy tobacco farmer will want her as a wife. When Luke Reid, a grieving widower seems to be her only choice, her hopes are dashed. How will she get the man to agree to send for her sisters when he won't even look at her? Her only hope is to love him, and pray he'll love her too.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,612 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12/27/2012 - Published: 7/9/2012
Glass Tree House by Lenni reviews
My ex-boyfriend is still skulking around, my best friend has a mystery crush, that stupid football player would like my head on a platter, and suddenly my mom has a few secrets of her own too? Oh, and to top it all off, the one person I thought I'd never see again is back in my life. When you're always up in the trees, the only place you really can go is down.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 76,102 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 9/26/2012 - Published: 7/21/2012
Baby Business by Alanna Lioness reviews
Jane Fuller, an undercover agent for the FBI, has begun her maternity leave. However, when jewel thief Juliet Potpourri sends out a request for a pregnant assistant, she is thrown back into work whether she likes it or not. Will a forbidden romance ensue?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Crime/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 65,999 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/17/2009 - Published: 12/29/2008
Sins of the Father by dblack50 reviews
After over ten years of silence, Aaron Kincaid returns for his father's funeral. Reluctantly staying for the reading of the will, Aaron suddenly finds himself responsible for the family he never knew, and the son he never knew he had. SEVERAL CHAPTERS REMOVED
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 52,699 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/30/2009 - Published: 11/11/2008 - Complete
Love's Old Song by ms silverquill reviews
Love at first sight isn't always immediately followed by happily ever after. There are steps you must take. The road to happiness is full of bumps and twists and secrets. And sometimes, just when you think you’ve reached the end, you have to start again.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 43,217 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/7/2009 - Published: 1/19/2009 - Complete
Golden Land by C.F. Anne reviews
1855: For Abigail, California was the last place she wanted to be. She didn't want gold, she didn't want fortune. She only wanted to be happy. But love and friendship are treasures that can be found in the most unlikely places.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,504 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/15/2008
The Sweetheart by JellyBeaner reviews
Lucy Baker doesn't want to be popular. She doesn't want to be gossiped about, she doesn't want cronies, and she doesn't want an endless line of males chasing after her. All she wants is acceptance into Juilliard. Funny how when you don't want something...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 43,583 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 11/27/2008 - Published: 1/6/2008
Inside the Heart by C.F. Anne reviews
Perfection is what everyone strives for, especially young Charlotte Weller, but even she realizes that no one can achieve that. In the heat of the Civil War, one mistake costs Charlotte everything, but she finds something more precious in the end: love.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,867 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/14/2008 - Published: 6/27/2008
Jade by royallyinsane1 reviews
Jade faces betrayal and worse as she discovers the truth about her family's death. A story of broken trust, grief, and forgiveness, and finding trust in the only One who can be trusted. The first chapter is descriptive; the rest is faster and exciting
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 10 - Words: 69,529 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 8/10/2008 - Published: 6/7/2008 - Complete
Wings of Eagles by C.F. Anne reviews
NaNoWriMo 07 1817: He never intended to fall for her…not when he had fallen so hard before. Her heart was as cold as ice, but she ended up falling for him anyway.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,238 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/18/2008 - Published: 11/2/2007
Fate by Nemonus reviews
Judas went to Heaven.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2008 - Complete
Lady in Red by Laura Schiller reviews
I only came to the church for school...but after the lady in red talked to me, I decided to come back. Who was she? I have no idea.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 726 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/15/2007 - Complete
Between Lines by LeenElle reviews
Abigail Whitney is a daughter of the Revolution, a proud patriot.The atmosphere is tense in Philadelphia as the British take control.Abigail struggles with the possibility of relationships between the lines of battle, will she follow her heart? Please R&R
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 68,797 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 6/30/2007 - Published: 1/12/2007 - Complete
Faith Will Lead You On by C.F. Anne reviews
COMPLETE Set in 1880's. Laura is forced to leave the East and start a new life in West. She leaves behind her Lover, Eric, and he promises to return in a year. How will she deal with the separation, and how will she cope with tragedy ahead?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 27 - Words: 56,971 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/6/2007 - Published: 11/24/2006 - Complete
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The Buried reviews
After tragedy strikes, Faith Beiler is sent to live with the Amish Oberholtzer family. While trying to assimilate to the new culture, Faith unwittingly draws out long buried secrets between herself, and her new guardians John and Hannah - secrets that have the potential to rip the family apart.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,765 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/12/2012 - Published: 8/6/2012
A Plain Summer reviews
In order to graduate, Whitney needs to write a thesis and chooses to write about the Amish culture. While researching, Whitney meets someone special, Connor. She knows nothing can come from a relationship with him, but her heart tells her different.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 21 - Words: 98,587 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 8/9/2012 - Published: 10/26/2008
Leaning Towards Love reviews
After the death of her grandmother, Paige Parker is mentally left in ruins. Her abusive boyfriend causes her to loose her love...and faith. She escapes and takes refuge in a small Alabama town, where she meets Taylor. Can he teach her to love again?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 13 - Words: 81,876 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/10/2009 - Published: 11/24/2006