Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Gentle 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?
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
After reading Inescapable, I have been eagerly awaiting to read Unbreakable. I thoroughly enjoyed the return to the small Mennonite community in Kingdom, Kansas and getting to know Hope Kauffman a little better. Hope now has two handsome young men attracted to her, but she can’t seem to make up her mind which one she thinks she really loves. As the story unfolds, we learn more about Hope, Jonathan and Ebbie. But Hope’s dad has his own take on the situation, and Hope is now sure if her dad will change his mind about his convictions.
I really like the writing style of Nancy Mehl. Her stories are unique and interesting, and different than most Mennonite stories I have read. Both Inescapable and Unbreakable shows some of the difficulties that Mennonite families go through when their children do things parents do not agree with. It is difficult for me to realize the harshness of the treatment from the parents. But Nancy doesn’t just show the difficulties, she shows love, grace and forgiveness when families come together and trust the Lord.
A copy of this book was provided by Bethany House.. The opinions in this review are mine only.
About the Author
Nancy 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: http://www.nancymehl.com