|Author Nancy Mehl|
Set Against the Backdrop of a Small Mennonite Town . . .
from the Road To Kingdom Series
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. . . .Comment from Janet:
I just read this book and the first paragraph got me bingo! right into the story. I love that about any novel. I knew at once the danger, the character's mood, and a bit about her and her family.
Here it is:
For the third night in a row the man stood under the street light, staring up at our apartment, his face hidden by a red ball cap pulled down to just above his eyes. I closed the curtain, trying to keep my movement slow so he wouldn't notice me watching him. But I couldn't keep my fingers from trembling.
"What's the matter, Mama?"
I turned to smile at Charity. Though only six, she knew when I was worried or afraid. Unfortunately, there's been a lot of that lately.
About the Author:
Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and their dog, Watson.
She’s authored thirteen books and 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.”