Thursday, July 12, 2012

Litfuse Blog Tour (Book Review): Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

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About the Book:
"Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return.

But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go.

Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she'll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people--especially her old friend, Noah Housler--she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to come to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever. 

No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run--to the Father whose love is inescapable."

My Thoughts:
Inescapable was a nice, fast-paced read. The premise and setting of the story intrigued me immediately. Nancy certainly met my expectations in the mystery department! Multiple twists and turns kept me guessing and on my toes- and the ending was somewhat unexpected.

The relationship Lizzie had with her daughter Charity, or Cherry-Bear as Lizzie called her, was sweet. Charity was a lovable character who had me chuckling quite a bit. In fact, there were several scenes in the book that had me laughing- especially one of the ending scenes. Considering the genre, the humorous factor was unexpected, yet wholly welcome.

Unfortunately, I could not connect with any of the other characters. They seemed rather one-dimensional since the book was written in first person- another thing I disliked. Also, because the book was written in first person (Lizzie's perspective), there was no chance to "fall in love" with the hero. Furthermore, I felt the romance was lacking. I would flip through several pages before finding another scene where the main characters would interact.

Overall, this was a nice, one-time read with a fair amount of surprises. I rate it 4 stars. It can be bought at Amazon.

** Thanks to Litfuse  for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review 

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1 comment:

  1. I see you did your review. I agreed with you on most of the points. Overall good book.