Thursday, July 12, 2012

Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

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 Nancy: 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. Visit her website at

My take:  I really enjoyed this book. It isn't about the Amish although with the Horse and buggy on the front you may think it is.  It is about Old Order Mennonite.  Which don't seem to be to much different that the Amish.  I liked the mystery that was thrown into the story that kept me guessing to what was going to happen next.  I also liked the way that different characters made Lizzie see her life abit diffeently than what she remembered it.  I was sad that the town and church were under such oppressive leadership for such a long time.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Amish fiction with a little bit of mystery thrown in.  Bit as they use to say on Reading Rainbow "you don't have to take my word for it".  Follow this link to find out what others thought of this book.

Look for a future post about a contest concerning this book.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes from LitFuse Group.

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