Thursday, February 21, 2013
Unbreakable: A Blog Tour and Review
Gentle and unassuming, Hope Kauffman has never been one to question the traditions of her Mennonite upbringing. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal he arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.
Despite the attempts of Hope and other Kingdom residents to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, while Ebbie insists Kingdom must remain true to its foundation. When Hope's safety is threatened by a mysterious outsider, she can't help but question what she's always been taught about the Mennonite tradition of nonviolence.
As it swiftly becomes apparent the threat Hope faced is only the beginning, the town that's always stood so strong finds itself divided. With tensions high and their lives endangered by an unknown enemy, will Hope and the people of Kingdom allow fear and division to break them or will they draw on the strength of the God they serve?
About The Author:
Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband Norman and her very active puggle, Watson. She's authored fourteen books and is currently at work on a new series for Bethany House Publishing. All of Nancy's novels have an added touch - something for your spirit as well as your soul. "I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing," Nancy says. "God is number one in my life. I wouldn't be writing at all if I didn't believe that this is what He's called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan for your life, and there is nothing you can't overcome with His help." Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Web site: www.nancymehl.com. She is also active on Facebook.
Nancy Mehl was one of my favorite new-to-me authors of 2012, so I was very excited to be a part of a blog tour, promoting her most recent release. Book two of the Road To Kingdom series, Unbreakable, did not disappoint in the least. Bringing together Amish/Mennonite fiction with mystery/suspense was done in a well organized manner with delightful characters and interwoven with the theme of "turning the other cheek" and what that exactly means. Romance is also included with a little "triangle" that will keep you intrigued as well. The journey that Hope travels reminds us that we cannot just take our believes at face value. Even though we grew up with one tradition it is okay to have questions and make our faith our own. A wonderful book that will be enjoyed by all fans of this genre and author. I do recommend reading book one, Inescapable, in order to truly follow the story lines.
The book is very well paced and has a few twists and turns along the way, setting up perfectly for book three, Unforeseeable, which will release later this year. Also, Mehl is working on a new series that will release in 2014 (and you know that will be on my TBR list for sure!).
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Unbreakable online through Amazon.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity 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***