Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Inescapable By Nancy Mehl

About Inescapable:

Page-Turning Romantic Suspense Set Against the Backdrop of a Small Mennonite Town
Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she'll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown. 

As Lizzie becomes reacquainted with Kingdom, she realizes she may not have left her Mennonite roots and her faith as firmly in the past as she thought. She draws on the support of Noah Housler, an old friend, as she hides out and attempts to plan her next steps. 

When it becomes painfully clear that the danger has followed Lizzie to Kingdom, suspicions and tensions run high, and she no longer knows who to trust. With her life and the lives of those she loves at risk, Lizzie will have to run one last time--to a Father whose love is inescapable.

My Review:

When circumstances force Lizzie to return to her hometown that had once turned their backs on her with the birth of her daughter Charity, emotion that she thought was buried bubbles to the surface. She is running to her hometown to escape many issues that led her to fear the safety of her job and her life. Yet she doesn't exactly get a warm hug when she gets back home. Her dad is still refusing to talk to her and her mom seems unhappy. However, Lizzie and her daughter Charity find that not all the people in Kingdom are bad but there are some things in her life that are truly inescapable!

Right from the beginning you are sucked in to the story trying to figure out what is happening to Lizzie, and why she is running. It's all a bit confusing and your desire to uncover the truth of why she left Kingdom in the first place makes this book hard to put down. I found Lizzie and Charity to be delightful characters that I fell in love with right along with the other characters in the book.

Inescapable is full of great moments that keep you on your toes. There is danger, mystery, romance and heartbreak, lies and forgiveness. The ending in unpredictable and very satisfying! I love the message in this book about forgiveness and limiting God. It seems like the older people of Kingdom wanted to limit God or those that can worship God or how you can worship God and this book was a great reminder that you can put limits on God. He is the almighty and all he wants is your worship, prayers and relationship with him, no matter what you've done or how you choose to worship!

Overall I was very pleased with this book. There were many moments I loved and only a few I got slightly bored with and skimmed but I would definitely read it again and recommend it to those that love Christian fiction, mystery and romance!

I received this book free from Bethany House in exchange for my personal and honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About Nancy Mehl:

Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. First published in 2001, she has now authored nine books, including an omnibus mystery collection, Cozy in Kansas, which contains three of her previously published Ivy Towers mysteries. Book three in the series, For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls, won the American Christian Fiction Writers Mystery Book of the Year award. Nancys main writing interests lie in mystery although her new Harmony Series leans more toward the romantic suspense genre. Nancy runs a HUD program for the city of Wichita and is president of a volunteer organization, Wichita Homebound Outreach. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Kansas Authors Club. You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at:  

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