Friday, August 24, 2012


                      ABOUT THE BOOK

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return. But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go. Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she'll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people--especially her old friend, Noah Housler--she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to come to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever. No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run--to the Father whose love is inescapable.

                                              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, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit her website at

                                              MY BOOK REVIEW

I was completely captivated and fascinated with the Romantic Suspense story about 18 year old Mennonite Lizzie Engel; who becomes pregnant out of wedlock. As a result, she is turned away by her overly strict father.  She then feels that because of her father's shunning and the reaction of her Old Order Mennonite Community, she must run away from it all, and start anew with her young daughter.

Lizzie settles down in a brand new place with her daughter Charity.  After 5 years, things seem to go down hill; yet again.  Things just don't seem to be going in the right direction.  Her boss becomes sick, and has to stop working until she recovers.  In the process, another woman is hired as the manager.  This woman does not seem to like her, and blames her of stilling money. To top it off, the man in the "RED" cap seems to be spying her every move.  Lizzie feels this man is the culprit of the anonymous threatening letters she has been receiving. She fears for her daughter's safety; as a result, decides to embark on another run away journey to the place she left in the first place - Kingdom.

As the days and weeks follow after her arrival,  Lizzie learns that in her struggles, she must learn to turn to the only one who has always been there for her; God. She learns that most of the people in Kingdom really do care for her. She begins contact with her childhood friends, and other members of her community.  She begins to build a good friendship with Cora; an older lady, who encourages her with uplifting words of advice. Then comes along Noah, her best friend when she was a child. We are introduced to many more interesting characters.

The story of Lizzie has a great plot and interesting characters. With Lizzie,we learn that there are times that we fall away from God - in the midst of the circumstance we tend to follow the path that we think is best for us.  Along the way, we learn that we must trust those who love us and have faith in God. For He is the one who will take our hand and shows the way. There are so many words of encouragement in this book that truly touched me, and reminded me that as a Christian woman and mother, I must learn to trust the One who will never forsake me. God is always there to show us the road back to HIS Kingdom!

One of my favorite lines from Inescapable is when Noah is talking with Lizzie's father after he scolds Lizzie:  "I thought the foundation of our religion was Christ, His sacrifice, our redemtion, and His grace to live the life He's called us to."

*This book was provided by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for a review.