Lizzie is a young woman who left her Mennonite community and overbearing father after becoming a single mother. When she is falsely accused of a crime and begins to receive threatening letters, she returns home hoping to prevent her daughter being removed from her or harmed. Lizzie’s return home is met with many surprises…
I wanted to like this book. I usually enjoy Amish/Mennonite fiction, and was very interested in this one after reading the description. However, I just couldn’t get into it. The characters were likeable, the plot was interesting with a couple surprises, and the message was a good one.
I was interested in the mystery part of the book and kept reading so that I could find out who the guilty party was. Mehl set up the plot so that the guilty person was one of two people, so it was a 50/50 toss up. I think that might have been what I didn’t like about this book, for a mystery, there wasn’t a lot of suspense. I knew the culprit was one of two people, and it was just a matter of finding out which one.
If you are looking for a non-typical Mennonite fiction, you might enjoy this one, but it wasn’t great for me. However, a lot of other reviewers loved it, so give it a try!
- Review: Inescapable (Road to Kingdom #1) by Nancy Mehl (brittreadsfiction.wordpress.com)