I appreciate the author giving us a closer look into the Otis family and especially these two siblings to whom we owe so much of our independence from Great Britain.
Something I've gleaned from the book are the traditional values Mercy Otis Warren held. I've read biographies of her that emphasize her writing and politcal insight, but not so much of her dedication to her husband, sons and home. It's truly wonderful to read of this housewife whom the Lord has used so greatly in our American history.
I encourage you to get this book and read her amazing story.
Here is a review posted at The Journal of the American Revolution website: Review: Mind and Hearts: The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren - Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com)
For Mercy's professional accomplishments I also recommend this brief biography by Debra Michaels posted at the National Womens History Museum: Biography: Mercy Otis Warren (womenshistory.org)
For more insight into James Otis Jr. and his contribution to our liberty, please see: "No Taxation without Representation" (Part 1) - Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com) and James Otis - Bill of Rights Institute . (I plan to do a more indepth article on James Otis Jr. in the near future. MA)
Dear Father In Heaven,
Thank You for preserving the memory and work of Mercy Otis Warren - a truly godly woman who knew and served You during the most difficult times. I pray You will continue to honor and preserve her memory for all eternity. And I pray You will please encourage others with her story.
In Lord Jesus Name I pray, amen.
Thank you and may God bless you as you learn more of this amazing patriotic lady.