Unforeseeable, Road to Kingdom Series #3
Third installment in a fun series
Even though Kingdom, Kansas was founded to allow people to live without much outside influence, bad things still exist and evil comes in from the outside. This is not a typical Ã¢ÂÂsweetÃ¢ÂÂ Amish story where everyone acts nicely and the romance flows easily. Instead, the story shows that even people attempting to live Godly lives make mistakes and there is no place without evil.
This book is a little more complex than the first two books in the series, but still a fairly uncomplicated read. I recommend this book for people who enjoy reading clean romance with a good kick of suspense thrown in. Overall, this is a fun read.
February 6, 2014
Great book, Great series!
There are women turning up dead and while the people of Kingdom know they have to be careful, none have happened to anyone they know or near Kingdom. That changes when two bodies are discovered on the road leading into Kingdom and then one body of a woman they know, she was raised in Kingdom and had left years ago to get married, her husband is now a deputy sheriff. Things are coming too close for comfort.
Not only is it getting closer, Callie Hoffman and others are letting their minds run wild and suspecting some of their close friends and neighbors. When Levi Housler's book about the Anabaptist Martyrs was discovered on the body of one woman people do a lot of talking and wondering. Levi is the new pastor of Kingdom Mennonite Church and Callie's betrothed.
Callie has been going through some personal problems and Levi has been busy with a lot of counseling so they haven't been able to spend a lot of time together and they both seem to be changing. When Levi's book is found and he seems to be keeping a secret Callie has suspicions, and he isn't the only one she suspects.
This series only got better as I read it, this was a great book with more than one mysterious thing going on. I would encourage you to read these books in order to get the full story, you won't be disappointed. Nancy did a fantastic job on this whole series.
I had my own little mystery going on with this book, kind of, lol. I read it on my Kindle because I got it from Net Galley and for some reason any word that had double "f's" in it was missing the letters. Most of the time I automatically put them in as I was reading but sometimes they didn't appear "in my mind", lol and I would find myself trying to figure out the word, then I'd laugh and say to myself, "Oh, yeah, that is 'diicult', 'stuing', or 'o', get the idea, lol, difficult, stuffing, or off. I still really enjoyed the book!
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March 10, 2014
If Kingdom, Kansas were a real town I would probably steer clear of it. It is supposedly a haven for modern-day Mennonites. A safe haven it is not. "Unforeseeable" is book 3 in the Road to Kingdom series. It isn't necessary to read the other two first. In this novel, a serial killer is on the loose near/in Kingdom. Twenty years before the killer had killed a number of women. He then stopped only to return and start again. As the women are being killed the deaths become more and more personal to the town of Kingdom. Callie, the main character, has a personal reason for finding the killer. Levi, her preaching fiancÃÂ©, is the prime suspect, and she, his only alibi.
Though Kingdom might me a magnet for violence and per capital not very believable, the story line is still a page turner. The reader is drawn in and gets wrapped up in the saga that is Kingdom. The main fault would be that the Callie character thinks, speaks, and acts like Hope, the main character from book 2. So much so that I had to look up my review of it and look up her name to see if it was the same girl. The author, Nancy Mehl, could have done more to differentiate her leading ladies. The plot is nice and mysterious, the drama like a roller coaster going from romantic to frightening in a heartbeat. Despite the flaws, I really liked this book. B. I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers.
December 11, 2013
Amazing Mennonite Suspense!
In Unforeseeable, author Nancy Mehl once again takes us to the quaint Mennonite town of Kingdom, with its cozy cafÃÂ©, quilt shops, knee-deep, snow covered landscape, and the deep rapport of townsfolk. But soon an unforeseeable enemy hovers over Kingdom, creating a shadow of evil over this once peaceful community.
Callie Homan is engaged to the young, Mennonite pastor of Kingdom, Levi, and works in the town's quaint cafÃÂ© with her best friend, Lizzie. Callie has painful childhood memories that she has kept buried deep within, causing her to have self doubts and a lack of confidence. She has always done what everyone has expected of her, even down to her relationship with God. Soon she even questions Levi's motives of proposing to her. Callie and her friends are terrified to be alone when the sheriff reveals that a serial killer is on the loose, just as a disastrous snowstorm blows into town. Can Levi and her friend, Lizzie, save her from herself and the murderer as well? Will Callie discover who she really is, and find God for herself?
Nancy Mehl is a master of suspense, and I could barely put this one down until I found out whodunit! But underlying the suspense is also a wonderful, tender story of God's inner healing of an abused young woman that brought tears to my eyes. If you love a novel with non-stop, heartracing excitement, twists and turns, and romance---this is definitely the book for you!
December 6, 2013