Thursday, July 26, 2012

Inescapable

I recently finished reading Nancy Mehl's book Inescapable.  So good!

Below is the trailer from Litfuse.

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.

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq7-xzUPkpI

I really liked this book.  It was an easy read.  Just the right amount of suspense, romance, and humor to keep my attention and interest to the end.  I can't tell you how it ends, or it would ruin it, but I can tell you that she kept me guessing.  Just when I thought I had it figured out, there was another twist.  This is a book that I would recommend to someone looking for a light read.  I was usually able to put the book down when I needed to stop reading and just go to sleep, although every once in a while my heart would be pounding a little too hard, and I would have to finish the chapter.  I was also able to finish the whole book in a few days of reading here and there. 

Nancy also did a great job of walking the reader through Lizzie's conflictedness about her faith and beliefs and the culture/religion she was raised in.  Many people can identify with running away from something, or abandoning the values/faith you were raised in, only to turn back when you were older and needed the comfort and stability of what felt real and right. 

This is the first book I have read by Nancy Mehl... and I will probably read another if I get a chance.  Here's some information about her from Litfuse too. 

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.




**I did receive a copy of the book, free of charge, in exchange for my review and participation in this blog tour.  However, I was not required to write a positive review.  All the above statements are my own.**

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