Escape to Kingdom
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.
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 http://www.nancymehl.com/.
My Thoughts:Suspenseful and mysterious are not words that I'd normally use for Amish/Mennonite fiction. Nancy Mehl has crafted a tale that is indeed very suspenseful and mysterious. With the turn of just a few pages, I had to know what would happen next. Clues to the stalker and whodunit are sprinkled liberally throughout. Just enough suspicion is cast upon other characters to keep one guessing until the end. A tale of harsh realities, fear, mistrust, kindness, fierce loyalty, unrequitted love, deception, tenderness, protection, a childhood vow, a mother's love, reconciliation, repentance, and The Father's neverending loving care. A reminder to "Judge not lest ye be judged."
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