What a timely written story! The question of whether Christians should arm themselves or turn the other cheek is one that believers have dealt with for ages. Nancy explores both sides of the issue, weaving the pros and cons into her story without distracting from the main issue: finding the one true love God has meant for you.
I could not put this book down and while rushing to reach the end dreaded the knowledge that finishing it would mean leaving Kingdom. I'm looking forward to the next installment. I've read both book one and two. I enjoyed them both but Unbreakable stands out. I felt as if I'd grown in my faith after reading this delightful story.
From the Back 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?
Nancy Mehl is the author of thirteen books and received the 2009 ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW. Nancy lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle, Watson, in Wichita, Kansas.