Litfuse Blog Tour: Inescapable (Road to Kingdom, Book 1) by Nancy Mehl
|Inescapable (Road to Kingdom, Bk 1)|
by Nancy Mehl
Bethany House Publishers
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.
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Who would have thought that a small Mennonite community in Kansas would make for such a great setting for a suspense story? I wasn't expecting to be so entertained let alone kept wondering who Lizzie's mysterious stalker could be. In a town of about 300 souls I didn't think much could go unnoticed but nobody seemed to know who the mysterious man in the red cap was and I for one couldn't have predicted the outcome to this book!
As a reader who's used to contemporary Amish fiction (minus the suspense) I found Inescapable to be a refreshing change. I enjoyed the characters, the romance and the setting however I did have some issues with the story. The relationship with her old friend Noah developed almost too quickly. It's been years since they've seen each other and they both led very different lives in the interim. I thought a few talks about their lives and each others faith and how they've changed would have made their relationship more realistic. Other than that the book was excellent.
Inescapable is definitely a book I would recommend to anyone who likes a bit of romance and mystery. If you're not necessarily a fan of plain stories this one might still be a book to pick up. I look forward to reading book two soon!
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~ My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars ~
* I received my complimentary review copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my review for this tour.*
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