Saturday, June 7, 2014
Book Review~Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl
Gathering Shadows is the first book in author Nancy Mehl's new series Finding Sanctuary. I loved the author's Road to Kingdom series, so I was excited to review Gathering Shadows. What could be better than a mix of romance and suspense, all set in a quaint Mennonite community?
Wynter Evans is an up-and-coming reporter for a television studio in St. Louis. There is just one thing that haunts her-the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. When she comes across a photo of a boy that looks like her brother, but in Amish-like clothing, she has to find out more. With a photographer in tow under the guise of researching a story, she heads to the small Mennonite town of Sanctuary, Missouri.
Once in Sanctuary, it is obvious someone does not want Wynter to find out any information. She presses on, even though she is being threatened. She begins to become close to the town's mayor, Rueben King, who is helping her find the answers she needs. Is finding her brother worth risking her life?
I was sucked into Gathering Shadows immediately, and could not put it down. Well, I had to get some sleep but every available waking moment I was reading. The characters are so easy to relate to, and there are twists and turns through to the very end of the story. Definitely a must read!! I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.