Friday, August 17, 2012

Review of Inescapable by Nancy Mehl, book one in Road to Kingdom series

Page-Turning Romantic Suspense Set Against the Backdrop of a Small Mennonite Town

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she'll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown.

As Lizzie becomes reacquainted with Kingdom, she realizes she may not have left her Mennonite roots and her faith as firmly in the past as she thought. She draws on the support of Noah Housler, an old friend, as she hides out and attempts to plan her next steps.

When it becomes painfully clear that the danger has followed Lizzie to Kingdom, suspicions and tensions run high, and she no longer knows who to trust. With her life and the lives of those she loves at risk, Lizzie will have to run one last time--to a Father whose love is inescapable.

My thoughts on Inescapable:    I have read many suspenseful mystery novels and many Mennonite books, and I must say that Nancy Mehl's book is one of the BEST!   It is catchy and makes you not want to quit reading to put it down!   I quickly fell in love with the characters in the book, especially Lizzie and little Charity (or "Cherry Bear"), and her mom, Anna Engel, and Noah, otherwise known as "Prince Charming" by Charity.   Cora was also a favorite character, not only for her exuberant personality but for her love for Lizzie and Charity and for saving them from being homeless and alone, once back in kingdom. You will love trying to figure out what is going on...who's after Lizzie and why?  What happens to the man who is following Lizzie?  Could a Mennonite commit murder???   Will Lizzie stay in Kingdom or will she have to run again?  you don't want to miss reading this book and there is a bonus "sneak peek" at book two in the Road to Kingdom series:  Unbreakable, which is due out in Spring 2013.   I know I can hardly wait to read it myself!   Thank you, Nancy Mehl, for sharing your God-given talent with us, your faithful readers.   

About 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.

You can see more information about Nancy at her website:

I received a free copy of this book from the author and Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Rhonda, that was a wonderful review of a fabulous book! I can hardly wait to the sequel to come out! I loved Inescapable!

  2. Thank you, Nancee, I loved the book too! I can hardly wait for the sequel either!


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