"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
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.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.