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Friday, January 22, 2016

Rising Darkness

Nancy Mehl is the author of twenty-one books, including the Road To Kingdom and Finding Sanctuary series.  Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman and their Puggie, Watson.

You can connect with Nancy at her website HERE.

Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret.  Certain she's left her past far behind her, she's now focused on her job at a newspaper and is shocked when she stumbles upon the name of someone she knew in her old life.  But when she learns the man - a prisoner - claims a suspect from a decades-old unsolved crime is hiding out in the small town of Sanctuary, Missouri, she can't resist following the lead in hopes of furthering her career.

Almost immediately upon her arrival, Sophie's confronted with a face from her past and fears her intention of using a false identity to investigate is doomed.  But with the help of Santuary's charismatic young pastor, Sophie knows she's getting close.  Will she be able to conceal the truth of her own past long enough to find the suspect before someone puts a stop - fatal or otherwise - to her investigation?

My Thoughts:
I so enjoy Nancy's writing.  I first discovered her gift while reading her Road to Kingdom series. And it was in that series where I "met" and was drawn to Sophie's character.  I left the Road to Kingdom series wondering what would happen to Sophie and where life would take her.  You can only imagine how happy I was to see her story completed in this final book in the Finding Sanctuary series.

Nancy is masterful at weaving a story of faith and a bit of romance that is ripe with suspense and mystery.  She's an engaging writer that keeps you guessing until the very end.  I thought it was beautiful how she kind of caught readers up on several characters from the Road to Kingdom and others in the previous books of the Finding Sanctuary series in this book.  Often times in series, too much story is re-told and the characters and circumstances get stale along the way.  This doesn't happen with Nancy's books.  The ending to Rising Darkness is just genius!  Kingdom and will love these small towns and the people that live there.  Nancy invites her readers in and you will feel like you belong there to.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher for the purpose of review.

Happy Reading Ya'll,