Road to Kingdom
SUMMARY: 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 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 sir in teh small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is teh 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.
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?
REVIEW: The story line drew my attention, especially with all the gun control issues being talked about today in the U.S. While the story does not talk about gun control by name, it does bring up trusting God with everything, including your safety when your life is threatened, and not relying on violence to solve the problem. I like how the author shows both sides of the coins, the effect they have on the townspeople and how the conflicts are resolved. The only issue I have (and it's not really an issue, just curious) is the girl Hope meets in Washington who could be her twin. I thought she would be relevant to the conflict but is not mentioned again.
This is a great story and the book, even though it is the second in the series, stands well on its own. I recommend it to anyone wanting to read an interesting suspense novel.
This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group for review without compensation.
Nancy Mehl is the author of thirteen books and received the 2009 ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW. Nancy lives with her husband, Norman, and the puggie, Watson, in Wichita, Kansas.