Friday, July 13, 2012

"Inescapable" by Nancy Mehl: Book Review & GIVEAWAY ENDED-WINNER CHOSEN

In stores July 2012
Inescapable is a contemporary novel set in the middle of an obscure Kansas  Mennonite community of Kingdom.  So obscure that people in the region barely realize it is set in the woods at the end of the narrow trail.  Lizzie Engle is the daughter of the unbearably strict elder in the Mennonite church that governs all of activity and peoples of Kingdom.

As a teen, Lizzie feeling unloved falls for the sweet words of a man and became pregnant.  Life was hard at home prior to this, but being the pregnant daughter of the elder held untold terrors in family life for the wayward girl.  She moves to an unknown destination and makes a life for herself and her young child, Charity.  Circumstances arise that cause Lizzie to return to Kingdom in hope that she will find refuge and safety.

You will fall in love with Charity who is a sweet, innocent, loving little girl free of guile and full of trust.  Charity is looking for a Prince and she thinks she has found one.  Enter the scene, Noah Housler, a childhood friend  of Lizzie's who still cares.

Lizzie is receiving threatening notes.  An unknown man seems to be stalking her.  She fears her father. She faces an unknown future repleat with financial insecurities.  But she discovers that she does have friends and supporters in Kingdom.  She faces decisions - decision of whom to trust, decision of should she flee again, decision of where to place her faith.

Struggles within the church are being faced by the community as well as struggles within individuals who are facing personal issues themselves.

This is an interesting book and author, Nancy Mehl, has given a face to a branch of the Mennonite believers that I did not know existed.  I knew Mennonites were peace loving, non-violent folks.  I knew they held to a strict separatist form of church.  But this story presented a very ridged isolationist church community. 


GIVEAWAY Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of the author and publisher will mail 1 of Chat With Vera's readers their very own copy of Inescapable.  Open for USA only.  Easy entries:  Begins JULY 11 and ENDS July 31 at 12:00 Noon EDT.

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About the author:  Nancy Mehl, the author of 12 books, received an ACFW Carol Award in 2009 for her novel For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Wichita, Kansas. Visit her website at www.nancymehl.com.

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DISCLOSURE:  I was provided a complimentary copy of Inescapable by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of Bethany House Publishers and the author, Nancy Mehl, in order to render my honest review.     

14 comments:

  1. I also read and reviewed this book and enjoyed it. Hope you have a great week! :O)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Diane. Glad you enjoyed the book and I know Nancy Mehl will appreciate your comment.

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  2. Sounds like a great read! I entered the Love Finds You in Mackinac Island Michigan giveaway! :) cristimarashi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I would love to win this one. I thought I signed up to review it, but obviously missed it somehow. Thanks Vera!!

    I also entered the Love Finds You in Mackinac Island Michigan giveaway!


    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/226715281437913088

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  5. I follow with GFC.

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  6. I tweeted again: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/228950932723994626

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  7. I tweeted again: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/229384248539369472

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]om

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  8. I tweeted again: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/229774741488160768

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. Hi! I followed Chat with Vera on my Google account, I have also entered your giveaway of Arthur's Dream Boat. I Would love to win. Thank you Vera for these opportunities to receive books without having to purchase each one.

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  10. OOPs. I forgot to include e-mail: worley.la@gmail.com. This is Lu I just entered this contest a few minutes ago.

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  11. I tweeted again: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/230322994084454400

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. GFC: allibrary

    Nancy
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  13. Email subscriber

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