Inescapable (a new-to-me author with a new book and a beautiful contest)

I started doing book blog tours several years ago. My motivation was simple: get free books. (Not every book I discuss on this blog is free, but this one was. All opinions are my own. See my statement of disclosure in the right sidebar.)

I quickly learned that, not only could I get free books, but I could discover great authors that I never knew existed. Blog tours are how I found Susan May Warren, Rachel Hauck and Kimberly Stuart, all of which rank among my favorite writers. There is a delicious joy in finding a new author. It’s like a whole library of possibilities open right before your eyes. I love it.

Inescapable comes from a new-to-me author. Nancy Mehl is actually an award-winning author of more than twelve books. Until this title, however, I had never heard of her. It was very nice to meet her.

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.

Follow this link to purchase the book.

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

About the Contest:

The author is hosting a facebook party and a giveaway in honor of this book’s release.  

One winner will receive:

  • A Handmade Mennonite Quilt
  • A copy of Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 25th. Winner will be announced at the “Inescapable” Author Chat Facebook Party on 7/26. Nancy will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills (how much do you know about the Mennonites?) and giving away some great prizes!

Celebrate with Nancy by entering her “Inescapable” Giveaway and connecting with her during the Author Chat Party on 7/26! If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!

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Don’t miss a moment of the fun! RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 26th!

Some Personal Thoughts:

I admit I struggled to get into this. I prefer a more subtle style of writing and the first few pages struck me as too blunt in their descriptions. However, once about 30 pages in, I could hardly put down the book. The characters attached themselves to me and persisted in my thoughts even when I wasn’t reading.

I particularly enjoy the theme of redemption. The author goes deep into the emotional struggles of the main character, but she allows for evolution as well. People change and characters grow. I love the authenticity of that.

Want to know what others think? Check out the full blog tour (click HERE) with over 75 readers and reviewers!

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