Review: Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl

Celebrate the release of Unbreakable with Nancy Mehl by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVPing to the March 5th Author Chat Party on Facebook!

Unbreakable Kindle Fire Giveaway

One fortunate winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Books one & two in Nancy’s Road to Kingdom series (Inescapable and Unbreakable)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 4th. Winner will be announced at the “Unbreakable” Author Chat Party on March 5th. Connect with Nancy, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at the trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be gift certificates, books, and fun Mennonite-themed giveaways.

Grab your copy of Unbreakable and join Nancy on the evening of the March 5th for a chance to connect with Nancy and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

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unbreakable book coverGentle and unassuming, Hope Kauffman has never been one to question the traditions of her Mennonite upbringing. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal he arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.

Despite the attempts of Hope and other Kingdom residents to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, while Ebbie insists Kingdom must remain true to its foundation. When Hope’s safety is threatened by a mysterious outsider, she can’t help but question what she’s always been taught about the Mennonite tradition of nonviolence.

As it swiftly becomes apparent the threat Hope faced is only the beginning, the town that’s always stood so strong finds itself divided. With tensions high and their lives endangered by an unknown enemy, will Hope and the people of Kingdom allow fear and division to break them or will they draw on the strength of the God they serve?

Review

Unbreakable took my breath away. When I first started to read it, I thought that it would be purely a romance read. That was the reason why I chose to review this book. I hadn’t expected the mystery element in the story. The mystery was so good, that I didn’t guess the identity of the perpetrator until it was revealed towards the end of the story.

Hope’s relationship with Ebbie and Jonathon was one of the highlights in Unbreakable. Me being me, I was definitely Team Ebbie all the way. Ebbie is a nice man and so is Jonathon and although Jonathon might look like the guy I would usually side with in stories, I admired Ebbie’s faith and beliefs.

Ebbie and Jonathon had vastly differing views. Their views would be summed up in one question – is it right to take up arms to defend loved ones? This moral question resonated repeatedly in the story. Both parties had valid points. This scenario and storyline had me thinking about the current gun rights debate in United States. In the end, I had to agree with this point – he who takes up the sword shall perish by the sword (or the gun, in this case). Hope had to learn to make her own choices, not the choice of the elders or her father. She had to decide if using a gun in the face of adversity is a right choice or not. And she definitely made the right choice (no spoilers here!).

About the author

nancy mehl authorNancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband Norman and her very active puggle, Watson. She’s authored fourteen books and is currently at work on a new series for Bethany House Publishing. All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.” Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Web site: www.nancymehl.com. She is also active on Facebook.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author through Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Posted on February 26, 2013, in Book Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m looking forward to reading this one, Evangeline. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews so far!

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