About the Book
Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she’ll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown.
As Lizzie becomes reacquainted with Kingdom, she realizes she may not have left her Mennonite roots and her faith as firmly in the past as she thought. She draws on the support of Noah Housler, an old friend, as she hides out and attempts to plan her next steps.
When it becomes painfully clear that the danger has followed Lizzie to Kingdom, suspicions and tensions run high, and she no longer knows who to trust. With her life and the lives of those she loves at risk, Lizzie will have to run one last time–to a Father whose love is inescapable.
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 www.nancymehl.com.
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The author did a wonderful job of incorporating her background in social work into the story. There were a lot of complicated relationships portrayed and each had an element of realism because of her expertise.
I really enjoyed the journey Lizzie takes round circle back to her childhood home. It is always amazing to see how we perceive things differently as youngsters and then as adults. She is surprised at the acceptance she receives from the Mennonite town that she was convinced had previously rejected her. What she once thought was unforgivable, she finds love and kindness from family and friends.
I also appreciated the part Charity, Lizzie’s daughter, plays in this novel. I find that sometimes a child incorporated into a book has no significant part, but in this story Charity has equal billing with the adults and just as important a role.
The ending made me snicker as it was not done in the typical fashion. I think the author was clever and wanted to end the story in a fun way. It was a joy to follow this adventure and see not only how Lizzie’s journey started but also ended.