Inescapable (Road to Kingdom Series #1)

Inescapable (Road to Kingdom Series #1)

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by Nancy Mehl
     
 

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Page-Turning Romantic Suspense Set Against the Backdrop of a Small Mennonite Town

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she'll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters

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Page-Turning Romantic Suspense Set Against the Backdrop of a Small Mennonite Town

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she'll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown.

As Lizzie becomes reacquainted with Kingdom, she realizes she may not have left her Mennonite roots and her faith as firmly in the past as she thought. She draws on the support of Noah Housler, an old friend, as she hides out and attempts to plan her next steps.

When it becomes painfully clear that the danger has followed Lizzie to Kingdom, suspicions and tensions run high, and she no longer knows who to trust. With her life and the lives of those she loves at risk, Lizzie will have to run one last time—to a Father whose love is inescapable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410451521
Publisher:
Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/09/2012
Series:
Road to Kingdom Series , #1
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
439
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Mehl is the author of twelve 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 Wichita, Kansas, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson.

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Inescapable 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
MitziAB More than 1 year ago
 This novel is well written, with vivid descriptions of the Kansas countryside, the buildings and culture of Kingdom as well as the characters. Reading this I soon understood that not all Old Order Mennonite men, or Elders in perticular are domineering and judgemental, atleast no more so than in any other culture, and not all of the women in this order are timid and subservant. I am a mennonite of slightly more liberal group, and at first I was reading this at constantly making comparisons. However, it was not long before I was completely immersed in the mystery and plot of the story and I forgot to take note of the differences between the Old Order Mennonites and ourselves.   With each novel I read, I feel I am more responsible, and more is required of me, as often these stories show me myself in a clearer way. Do I blame my parents for my insecurities and my unique outlook on life or am I willing to take some of that charge on myself? As I grow older I realize that my parents had a very different childhood than I did, and some of their attitudes came from the way they were treated then. Am I willing to break the cycle? This novel causes me to take another look at my own attitudes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book looking forward to reading more by this author.
GingerS219 More than 1 year ago
Nancy Mehl has a way with words, as do most writers, I suppose. The first page of Inescapable made me care for the main character, Lizzie and the subsequent pages just drew me in until I was hooked. While definitely inspirational, Mehl does not bang her readers on the head with God. It's a soft touch, here and there, to remind us that we must run to the Father whose love follows us wherever we go--the highest mountains, the lowest valleys, and everywhere in between. He always has a plan and his love is unconditional and Inescapable. :) I look forward to Book 2, can't see what happens next. ***I received this book free for the purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.***
JudeTX More than 1 year ago
I really appreciate the good writing and the good tale. I also appreciate the fact that you don't have to worry about gratuitous sex or bad language.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Lizzie Engel is a scared woman. A single mother, determined to keep her daughter safe, Lizzie feels that she must return home to the strict Mennonite community that she ran away from years ago. They need a place to hide and the isolated community of Kingdom may be their only safe haven. Throughout the story, Lizzie struggles with trying to decide whom she can trust. When danger follows her back to her hometown, it is hard for Lizzie to know who to turn to. Is Clay, the father of her child, trustworthy? Or is her heart leading her to Noah? Which man truly loves her and will protect her? The author does a great job of weaving danger and suspense throughout this story, as well as taking Lizzie on a journey of self-discovery. After the harsh upbringing she experienced in her father's house, Lizzie has a lot to learn about forgiving herself and others, as well as learning that her heavenly Father is very different from her earthly one. I was blessed to win a free copy of this book from Bethany House. I was not required to write a review, however, I happily do so. I would recommend this book to lovers of suspense, Christian fiction and Christian romance. There is a bit of all three in there.
Apassion4pages More than 1 year ago
Reading Inescapable was a bit of a new experience for me. It was so very different than anything I’ve ever read before. That might be because I try to stick to historical romances... but I won’t get into that right now. I’m trying to stretch myself—as I’m sure anyone can tell. First of all, the book is written from start to finish from the first person perspective of twenty-three year old Lizzie Engle... which I loved—since first person is what I write as well. This alone is what got me to request the opportunity to review this book… never minding that it was a murder mystery thriller set in a strictly Mennonite town in the middle of nowhere Kansas. Nancy Mehl did a very good job of setting up the characters, places and life-situations in the novel. I liked Lizzie a lot, even though one of her biggest problems was that she didn’t seem to like herself at all. And I adored her little girl, Charity and the handsome hero of the book, Prince Phillip.... uh, I mean Noah Housler. I’m still not completely sold on “Amish”, “murder mysteries”, or probably EVER “thriller” genres, but I did enjoy the tension-filled interactions between the many characters in this book. This is the first in the Road to Kingdom series. The next book in this series will be published by Bethany House is called Unbreakable and will come out in February 2013. I was given this book by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I give Nancy Mehl’s Inescapable 4 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. Kept my attention.
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wow, loved this book, great suspense, great christian reading, I loved it from the first page to the last, will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Would recommend this book to all my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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I liked the book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book that kept me entertained. I look forward to reading more from the same author
bj1245 More than 1 year ago
a great inspirational book with a mystery thrown in.
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Not sure I would have been so quick to believe Clay as she seemed to be-- on the basis of a few letters her mother confirmed--that had been sent to her. But otherwise it was a good story.
DerFish More than 1 year ago
Great little book except full of typos. The gal soothes her skirt several times and adorns her father etc, and the author doesn't know when to use a or the .  But I liked the story coming from a weird religious background myself/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a new author for me. Loved the book from the first page. I can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this sequel. This story had me wondering and guessing the whole time! A love story,a mystery,a story about redemption and forgiveness....it had it all. Even the dialogue from the main character's 6 year old daughter had me in stitches! She sounded so much like my little girls at that age! Wonderful, engaging story I will read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written and clean romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was interesting, characters were great, storyline great, I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book and worth reading.