Sunday, March 17, 2013

Unbreakable Book Review

Unbreakable (Road to Kingdom, #2)
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Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl is the second book in the Road the Kingdom Series.

Gentle and unassuming Hope Kauffman has never been one to question or try to make changes. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal her father arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.
Despite Hope's and other Kingdom residents' attempts to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, and when one of Kingdom's own is threatened by a mysterious outsider, Jonathon is one of the first to push for the town to arm itself. Hope's fiance, Ebbie, is at the forefront of those demanding the town stay true to its traditions of nonviolence.
When strange incidents around town result in outright attacks on several townspeople, Hope can't help but question what she's always been taught. As the town that's always stood so strong together is torn apart at the seams, Hope is caught between opposing sides, both represented by those she has come to care for. With tensions high and lives endangered by an unknown threat, Hope fears Kingdom can never survive in one piece. (Goodreads)

I have not read the first book in this series, but Unbreakable can easily be read alone as it's own story. I enjoyed getting to know the character of Hope as awful things happen to her town and community. The romance in this suspenseful book is not what you would typically read and the ending took me slightly by surprise. As a stranger comes to town, a murder, and two places are attacked and burned- there is a lot going on in this story. I have read multiple Mennonite books but this one was frustrating to read at times because of rules that are followed by the people, even when in danger. Mennonite's don't believe in anything violent, so when the idea to carry guns comes up there is quite the debate. Nancy writes about the difficult subject and debate of violence with the Mennonite's wonderfully. I give this book four stars.

"I received this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review".

Stop by Nancy's website to see what else she has written.

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