Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CFBA Review: Gathering Shadows by:Nancy Mehl

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Gathering Shadows
Bethany House Publishers (May 6, 2014)
Nancy Mehl


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.


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:
 Suspense filled, is an exact description of the latest by Nancy Mehl. Her books are always full of mystery and this one is no different. With Wynter's brother disappearing all those years ago it has left her life standing still, pretty much, until she finds him.  Soon she is led on somewhat of a wild goose chance when she receives a lead on his case and she will not live until she chases it. Pretty soon you will find yourself at the end of the book searching right along with her as she uncovers this mystery.

 The author is not new to Amish/Mennonite fiction and especially not new to the suspense/mystery genre. Her books come alive with a note of doubt circling around a hint of romance. She will give you a page turner every time!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.