Thursday, July 26, 2012

Inescapable: A Book Review

About The Book:

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return.

But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go.

Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she'll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people--especially her old friend, Noah Housler--she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to come to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever. 

No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run--to the Father whose love is inescapable.

About The Author:

Nancy Mehl, the author of 12 books, received an ACFW Carol Award in 2009 for her novel For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Wichita, Kansas, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. 

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My Review:

After reading Inescapable, I do believe that I have found a new favorite author in Nancy Mehl. It was truly a great combination of my two favorite genres, Amish and Suspense. From the very first pages you will be engaged in suspense, not wanting to put the book down. In fact, I read it in only a couple of hours (thanks to my hubby for taking care of the kids while I read), and I cannot wait to see how book two turns out. Book two of the Kingdom series, titled Unbreakable, will be released in February 2013.

The book flowed very nicely, was fast paced and included some amazing characters, particularly  the main character, Lizzie. I loved that the book included a look at the inner workings of an Amish community, and it is very apparent that the author had done some incredible research to make the book as authentic as possible. 

If you enjoy Amish fiction with a little suspense thrown in, you will definitely enjoy Inescapable. I know I did.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Inescapbable at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, as well as on Amazon.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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