Saturday, July 21, 2012

Inescapable~Book Review


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

Inescapable is a great book! I was pretty much hooked from the first page. Lizzie Engel is being followed. She is not sure why or by whom. Lizzie and her daughter Charity are leaving Kansas City to go to the only safe place she knows. Kingdom Kansas. The Mennonite community where she grew up and where her parents still live. She left town at 18 when she became pregnant with Charity from a father who was very strict and from a community that seemed so unsupportive.

Now she is going back home. To the only place she feels that she and Charity will be safe. Lizzie finds refuge with Cora a lovely widow who runs the local corner resturant. The only resturant in Kingdom.

Lizzie feels safe and is starting to feel the community accepts her. Until the man who has been following her shows up in Kingdom. She is making wonderful strides in renewing her relationship with her mother, but her father is still as stern and strict as he was when Lizzie was growing up.

Lizzie is also renewing a friendship with her best friend Noah and now Charity’s father has shown up in Kingdom to try to make amends for abandoning her and Charity.

Inescapable is full of suspense and will leave you on the edge of your seat wondering who the mysterious man is and why he is following Lizzie. Will she stay in Kingdom or will she run again? 

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Read other reviews of Inescapable here.

To CELEBRATE the release of Inescapable, Nancy Mehl is giving away a handmade Mennonite Quilt giveaway! Then on 7/26 she'll be announcing the winner at a fun "Inescapable" Author Chat Party where she'll be chatting with readers and giving away fun prizes! Click for details and don’t miss the fun. Booklist says, "Nancy Mehl does a remarkable job of showcasing the lifestyle of the Mennonites against the backdrop of a modern mystery" in Inescapable. 

Win a Quilt from Nancy Mehl & RSVP for 7/26 Facebook Party!

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disclosure: I received a copy of Inescapable as a Litfuse blogger. No other compensation was received. All opinions on this post and on this blog are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

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