Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl ~ Kindle Fire Giveaway, blog tour and Facebook Party!
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?
My take on this book: The residents of the Mennonite town of Kingdom have been the target of several acts of violence,and the town has become divided on how to handle these acts. Some want to handle it in a nonviolent way by turning the other cheek, while others are tired and want to stand up and protect their own. Hope Kauffman has always don what was right, never going against her Mennonite upbringing, but when her safety is threatened, what will she ultimately decide to do? Can this unknown enemy divide the town of Kingdom, what will the residents ultimately decide to do? Does Hope proceed with her plans of marriage or will her heart be drawn in a different direction?
I have been a fan of Ms. Mehl's for quite some time. I always find myself drawn completely into the stories she tells, and with "Unbreakable" I found myself drawn into the town of Kingdom, needing to know how things would play out. I found myself torn over what I might do. I really enjoyed Hope's story and how she ultimately chose who she would be with. She was such a likable character, true to her faith. "Unbreakable" provides romance, suspense, mystery along with a small town feel where the town and it's residents become a part of the story. While this is the second book in the "Road To Kingdom" series, I feel like the author provides enough background information to make it a stand alone read, although if you enjoy a good suspense filled read, with a nice spiritual message woven in then your going to want to read the entire series.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
About the author:
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.
Welcome to the campaign launch for book 2 in Nancy’s Road to Kingdom series. Unbreakable is receiving great reviews! Booklist says, “Mehl’s take on the middle road that Mennonites choose to walk is both engaging and informative. She is able to respectfully portray a struggle foreign to most readers while at the same time providing that romantic drama readers of her prior fiction know and love.“
Celebrate with Nancy by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVPing to the March 5th Author Chat Party on Facebook!
One fortunate winner will receive:
A Kindle Fire
Books one & two in the Road to Kingdom series by Nancy Mehl
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!)
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