Rising Darkness, book 3 in Nancy Mehl's Finding Sanctuary series, is the sixth book that I've read of hers -- and it's definitely the best yet!
Set once again in the fictional Missouri Mennonite town of Sanctuary, "old friends" show up to interact with new characters -- and there is a significant connection to Nancy's three Road to Kingdom stories. There is a Mennonite "flavor" to the story, but readers who have no particular interest in that genre can find plenty to enjoy in this book.
This story has the perfect mix of romance, suspense and faith. The characters' stories are revealed at just the right pace to keep the interest level high. This was a story where I had a hard time finding a place to stop; the end of each chapter enticed me to read "just one more."
I highly recommend Rising Darkness to fans of great Christian fiction. It is not necessary to read this series in order, but I would recommend the first two as well worth your time.
Thanks to Nancy and her publisher for providing a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of
shame and regret. Certain she's left her past far behind her, she's now
focused on her job at a newspaper and is shocked when she stumbles upon
the name of someone she knew in her old life. But when she learns the
man--a prisoner--claims a suspect from a decades-old unsolved crime is
hiding out in the small town of Sanctuary, Missouri, she can't resist
following the lead in hopes of furthering her career.
immediately upon her arrival, Sophie's confronted with a face from her
past and fears her intention of using a false identity to investigate is
doomed. But with the help of Sanctuary's charismatic young pastor,
Sophie knows she's getting close. Will she be able to conceal the truth
of her own past long enough to find the suspect before someone puts a
stop--fatal or otherwise--to her investigation?
About the Author:
Nancy Mehl is the author of
twenty-one books, including the Road to Kingdom and Finding Sanctuary
series. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her
husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit www.nancymehl.com to