Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


(Bethany House Publishers - February 1, 2013)


Nancy Mehl


Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband Norman and their dog, Watson. She’s authored thirteen books and is currently at work on her newest 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. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. 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 especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”

She and her husband attend Believer’s Tabernacle in Wichita.


Mennonite Romantic Suspense Sure to Thrill Readers

Gentle and unassuming Hope Kauffman has never been one to question or try to make changes. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal her father arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.

Despite Hope's and other Kingdom residents' attempts 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, and when one of Kingdom's own is threatened by a mysterious outsider, Jonathon is one of the first to push for the town to arm itself. Hope's fiance, Ebbie, is at the forefront of those demanding the town stay true to its traditions of nonviolence.

When strange incidents around town result in outright attacks on several townspeople, Hope can't help but question what she's always been taught. As the town that's always stood so strong together is torn apart at the seams, Hope is caught between opposing sides, both represented by those she has come to care for. With tensions high and lives endangered by an unknown threat, Hope fears Kingdom can never survive in one piece.


In the midst of trouble and confusion, is it possible to hold steady and be unbreakable in holding on to your convictions?

This book answers that question for the small Mennonite community of Kingdom, Kansas. As the residents of the town are struggling to determine a course of action as crime and violence is being perpetrated against it's citizens, Hope Kauffman herself struggles to determine which of two men who have feelings for her is God's choice. Throughout the book she examines the character and beliefs of the two men in an effort to determine which is the right man.

I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first book in the series (Inescapable), and was pleased to get to know a number of the characters better this time around. A nice balance of intrigue and romance kept me turning pages to find out who was wreaking havoc against Kingdom and the townspeople. While I had figured out which man she would choose before the ending, I loved the scene where her choice is revealed.

If you like a storyline of romance with the twists and turns of suspense or even just stories portraying life among the Mennonite people, then be sure to read this book. It's well worth the read.

My thanks to CFBA and Bethany House Publishers for generously providing a copy for review.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Unbreakable, go HERE.

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