Monday, November 16, 2015

Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl Review

Nancy Mehl is an author I have read in the past and always loved her writing.  Although this book is book #3 in the series, it was a story that you can pick up not having read her previous books in this series.   Below is a snyopsis of the story:
"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. Almost 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?"

I loved this story because it was suspenseful and kept me guessing "who did it".  The characters were real and it was a welcome break from the typical Amish/Mennonite plots.  I will definitely look for more of Nancy Mehl's books.  I would rate this a ten star book.
I want to thank Bethany House publishers, a division of Baker Publishers, for providing me this book.  I did not receive any compensation for my review; all they ask if for your honest review.
If you like Amish/Mennonite stories, you will definitely want to pick this book up.


  1. Hi Noreen! How fun to review books! I have never heard of this author, so thank you for introducing me to her. It sure sounds like you read a lot, so a 10 star rating is a strong review!
    Hope you had a great weekend my friend,

  2. I'm going to add this author to my phone list so I can remember check out the books when I shop. Thanks for the review! Blessings, Cindy


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