Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fear in Kingdom -- Unforeseeable (with a GIVEAWAY)

Nancy Mehl finishes up her Road to Kingdom series with Unforeseeable.  As in the first two books of the series, Inescapable and Unbreakable, she tells the stories of residents of the isolated Mennonite community of Kingdom, Kansas.  Along with the relationships and conflicts among the Plain people, there is danger in the form of a serial killer.  Characters from the previous two books continue to play important roles in this story.  In fact, this book is best enjoyed after reading books one and two.

There are several different plots going on at once in Unforeseeable.  Most of the characters and plots are well-developed and keep the reader's interest.  All in all, fans of Amish/Mennonite fiction and those who enjoy some "who-dunit" mystery should enjoy Unforeseeable, even though it is a part of this series which is quite different from other books in the genre.  

Thanks to Bethany House for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

****************************************************  I have an extra copy of book two in this series, Unbreakable, that I would like to share with one lucky reader.  If you are interested in winning this book, comment below by 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, November 11, and I'll include your name in the random drawing.  Don't forget to leave your email address (in the format me [at] gmail [dot] com) so I can contact you if your name is drawn.

About the Book

Callie Hoffman has a good life in Kingdom, Kansas. She's engaged to Levi Housler, the new pastor of Kingdom Mennonite Church, and she spends her days working with Lizzie Housler, her friend and soon-to-be sister-in-law, at the town cafe.

When a body is discovered on the road outside Kingdom and the deceased turns out to be the victim of a serial killer, the new county sheriff begins questioning Kingdom residents. Unsettled at the prospect of a killer in Kingdom, Callie is desperate to find answers for herself, especially when her own fiance seems to know more about the murder than he's telling.

As the town battles an entirely unforeseen danger and Callie's very life is threatened, the stakes are as high as they've ever been and the people of Kingdom must learn anew to put their trust in God alone.

About the Author

Nancy Mehl is the author of fifteen books and received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Missouri where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle, Watson. Visit her website at


  1. I have seen this series. This is the first review I have read. It sounds good! The cover had me interested. Nancycooks4u [@] gmail [dot] com

  2. Looks like an edge of your seat, kind of book! Hope to be able to read this!
    Haven't read anything about the Mennonites, so might be very interesting, especially to me since I use Mennonite records in my work as a genealogist. Fascinates me! Sonja(dot) nishimoto (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Reading this book now but would love to have my own copy as the one I am reading is a library copy. Have loved the first two books and thoroughly enjoying the 3rd book.
    Dawn C.

  4. I look forward to reading this book. I want to see how they learn to renew their trust in God amidst all the danger. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

  5. Please include me in this contest. I've love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win it. Judy F