CFBA Presents…..Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Gathering Shadows 

Bethany House Publishers (May 6, 2014) 

by 

Nancy MehlABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.
ABOUT THE BOOK

Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn’t take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can’t pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station’s photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary.

Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town’s handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family’s past hides in the shadows, it’s clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she’s searching for hidden forever–even if the cost is Wynter’s very life.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Gathering Shadows, go HERE.

CFBA Presents Unforeseeable by Nancy Mehl

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Unforeseeable  

Bethany House Publishers (September 1, 2013) 

by 

Nancy MehlABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mystery, Romance, and Suspense Seamlessly Combined in a Mennonite Small-Town Setting

Callie Hoffman knows she has a good life in Kingdom, Kansas. She’s thrilled to be engaged to Levi Housler, the new pastor of Kingdom Mennonite Church, and she spends her days working with her friend and soon-to-be sister-in-law, Lizzie Housler, at Cora’s Cafe.

However, Callie’s idyllic life is interrupted when a body is discovered on the road outside Kingdom and the deceased turns out to be a victim of a serial killer. As Washington County’s new sheriff begins questioning Kingdom residents, Callie and the rest of the town are appalled at the prospect of a killer among them. The very reason Kingdom exists is to protect the people from the temptations and dangers of the outside world, but all the town founders’ attempts to plan ahead couldn’t prevent a threat like this.

Unsettled at this unforeseen danger, Callie is concerned when it appears Levi knows more than he’s telling. Desperate to find answers for herself, Callie never expected that she’d have to face some of her own past’s skeletons.

As Callie and the residents of Kingdom fear this danger for which they never planned, they must learn anew that only God knows the future and their trust must always lie in Him.

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

Litfuse Presents…….Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl Plus Kindle Fire Giveaway

Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl

Unbreakable

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Gentle and unassuming, Hope Kauffman has never been one to question the traditions of her Mennonite upbringing. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal he arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.

Despite the attempts of Hope and other Kingdom residents 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, while Ebbie insists Kingdom must remain true to its foundation. When Hope’s safety is threatened by a mysterious outsider, she can’t help but question what she’s always been taught about the Mennonite tradition of nonviolence.

As it swiftly becomes apparent the threat Hope faced is only the beginning, the town that’s always stood so strong finds itself divided. With tensions high and their lives endangered by an unknown enemy, will Hope and the people of Kingdom allow fear and division to break them or will they draw on the strength of the God they serve?

Purchase a copy here.

Read an excerpt here.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

After reading Inescapable, I have been eagerly awaiting to read Unbreakable. I thoroughly enjoyed the return to the small Mennonite community in Kingdom, Kansas and getting to know Hope Kauffman a little better. Hope now has two handsome young men attracted to her, but she can’t seem to make up her mind which one she thinks she really loves. As the story unfolds, we learn more about Hope, Jonathan and Ebbie. But Hope’s dad has his own take on the situation, and Hope is now sure if her dad will change his mind about his convictions.

I really like the writing style of Nancy Mehl. Her stories are unique and interesting, and different than most Mennonite stories I have read. Both Inescapable and Unbreakable shows some of the difficulties that Mennonite families go through when their children do things parents do not agree with. It is difficult for me to realize the harshness of the treatment from the parents. But Nancy doesn’t just show the difficulties, she shows love, grace and forgiveness when families come together and trust the Lord.

A copy of this book was provided by Bethany House through LitFuse Publishing Group. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

NANCY MEHL

Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband Norman and her very active puggle, Watson. She’s authored fourteen books and is currently at work on a new 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. “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 for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.” Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Web site: http://www.nancymehl.com or her blog. She is also active on Facebook.
Celebrate the release of Unbreakable with Nancy Mehl by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVPing to the March 5th Author Chat Party on Facebook!

Unbreakable Kindle Fire Giveaway

One fortunate winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Books one & two in Nancy’s Road to Kingdom series (Inescapable and Unbreakable)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 4th. Winner will be announced at the “Unbreakable” Author Chat Party on March 5th. Connect with Nancy, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be gift certificates, books, and fun Mennonite-themed giveaways.

Grab your copy of Unbreakable and join Nancy on the evening of the March 5th for a chance to connect with Nancy and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 5th!

Litfuse Presents…..Inescapable… By: Nancy Mehl…and Win a Handmade Mennonite Quilt

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.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Wow, I love this book! Lizzie, Clay, Noah, Lizzie’s mom and dad, Cora and all of the gang are just like family to me now! Wonderful characters created by Nancy Mehl to give readers a story that will stick with us for a long time! Oh, and I can’t forget Cherry Beary, Charity, what a precious little girl. And she loved her Prince Phillip!

My heart hurt for Lizzie and the way she was treated by her dad, and I don’t blame her for not wanting her daughter anywhere near him. He just had a different and difficult way of showing his love, because of the way his father treated him. But can Lizzie and her dad every have a relationship like father and daughter? Only God can break through the hard barrier of his heart and change him.

And what about the notes, and the guy that is following Lizzie? She had some difficult decisions to make because of her daughters safety. Will Lizzie choose Charity’s father, marry him so Charity will have her real mom and dad? Or will she choose Noah, who seems to be smitten by her?

I encourage you to grab a copy of Inescapable to read and enjoy. I love the mystery and suspense, with a little romance, and a whole lot of love. This is a story that will stay with you for a long time after you finish reading it! You will not be disappointed!

I was provided a copy of this book from LitFuse Publicity Group. I want to thank Amy for making sure I rec’d this book, even though the publisher didn’t send it in time for the tour. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

About the Author

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 www.nancymehl.com.

 

 

 

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