Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Danger and Decisions -- Unbreakable

Nancy Mehl's Road to Kingdom series tells the stories of people in the small Mennonite community of Kingdom, Kansas.  Inescapable, book one in the series, introduced the transition going on in the town, as members have different opinions about the traditions of the church.

In Unbreakable, the differences are still very much alive, and chances of resolution don't look very promising.  As outside forces begin to threaten the safety of Kingdom's residents, members of the church are forced to make some tough decisions about how to handle the potential danger.  Hope Kauffman is caught in the middle, questioning her beliefs about the church's teaching, and trying to discern between attraction and real love.

One of the things that makes Unbreakable a compelling story is the very real struggles of the characters.  More than one character comes to a point of crisis between strongly held beliefs and necessary actions -- something most readers have probably dealt with either in reality or in their own imagination.  Mystery surrounding the violence in and around Kingdom keeps interest level high.  And Hope's quest to determine which man she should marry weaves a romantic thread throughout the story.

Fans of stories revolving around the Plain life should find Unbreakable a worthwhile read.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About Unbreakable:

Gentle and unassuming, Hope Kauffman has never been one to question the traditions of her Mennonite upbringing. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal he arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.

Despite the attempts of Hope and other Kingdom residents to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, while Ebbie insists Kingdom must remain true to its foundation. When Hope's safety is threatened by a mysterious outsider, she can't help but question what she's always been taught about the Mennonite tradition of nonviolence.

As it swiftly becomes apparent the threat Hope faced is only the beginning, the town that's always stood so strong finds itself divided. With tensions high and their lives endangered by an unknown enemy, will Hope and the people of Kingdom allow fear and division to break them or will they draw on the strength of the God they serve? 

Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/huFtI 

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Meet Nancy: 
Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband Norman and her very active puggle, Watson. She's authored fourteen books and is currently at work on a new 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. "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 for your life, and there is nothing you can't overcome with His help."

Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Web site: www.nancymehl.com. She is also active on Facebook.  

Celebrate the release of Unbreakable with Nancy Mehl by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVPing to the March 5th Author Chat Party on Facebook!

Unbreakable Kindle Fire Giveaway

One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Books one & two in Nancy's Road to Kingdom series (Inescapable and Unbreakable)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 4th. Winner will be announced at the "Unbreakable" Author Chat Party on March 5th. Connect with Nancy, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be gift certificates, books, and fun Mennonite-themed giveaways.

Grab your copy of Unbreakable and join Nancy on the evening of the March 5th for a chance to connect with Nancy and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 5th!

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