This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
Bethany House Publishers (May 6, 2014)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and their dog, Watson. She’s authored thirteen books and is currently at work on her newest 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. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. 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 especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”
She and her husband attend Believer’s Tabernacle in Wichita.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn't take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can't pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station's photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary.
Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life.
If you'd like to read the first chapter of Gathering Shadows, go HERE.
MY REVIEW-Nancy Mehl is one of those authors you just love to read. The waiting between books is the hardest thing:) And that is saying something when I don't really care for most Mennonite/Amish novels. Her writing style makes reading these a joy and I really like the mystery aspect in them. Many of the characters we have met previously in her other books but this one finally focuses on Rueben. The mayor of Sanctuary. We also get to meet Wynter, or Emily before her name change, who is a reporter doing a story on Sanctuary. The thing she doesn't tell most people is the reason behind her story on this little town. Her brother was kidnapped when he was younger and was never found. She sees a picture with a young man in it who closely resembles Ryan. But some people don't want the publicity she brings to the town and they will stop at nothing to keep their secrets quiet. Again, an excellent story from Nancy!! Now comes the waiting for the next installment:)
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**