Monday, July 16, 2012

Inescapable by Nancy Mehl - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from the publisher)
 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.

You can purchase a copy of the book HERE!

My Thoughts:
Oooops!  Forgot to post my reveiw before this went live! Sorry!!

This is a VERY intriguing book!  Lizzie Engle is being stalked, and things are falling apart on her job.  Fear chases her back to the town in which she grew up - Kingdom.  Once there, she must deal with her very unforgiving father and all of her past.  What she discovers, is that she is not the only one trying to face her fears.

This book is very suspenseful, and the "bad" guy is hiding in plain sight! I love it when that happens!  But what I love most about this story, is that it really represents what fear does to all of us - it's paralyzing.  God can and will deliver us from fear and allow us to face our fear rather than be held in it's inescapable clutches.

Nany Mehl does a beautiful job of showing the transforming power of forgivness and grace set against the deteriorating soul and mind of one who stays captured by fear.  The results? A very multi-layered story, filled with unexpected twists and turns, that leads the reader to a very satisfying end!  Now that's a great story folks!  One I am most happy to recommend to you!

About the Author:
 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

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