Friday, May 23, 2014

Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl

Welcome to Sanctuary. That sounds like a safe place to be, right? After all, this is a quaint, peaceful little Mennonite town. It is what you would expect, buggies, two places to eat, a quilting shop (a must have!), horses, carriages, a few churches, it sounds just like it's name!

Wynter is a reporter. She is there with Zac, her photographer to do a "piece" on this picturesque Mennonite town. While there, she suddenly sees a young man who is the exact image of her brother Ryan. One glitch, Ryan was kidnapped at the age of seven. Can this Mennonite young man actually be her brother, now grown??? Would Ruben King, the dashingly handsome mayor of Sanctuary help her know, or find out if this guy is really Ryan? Will you wind up loving Zac, or just being annoyed by him? Oh, and don't miss the cats! They are rather special ones!

The secretes that are being unearthed by Wynter are dangerous. They could get her killed, but how far must she go to find out if that is Ryan or not? How can she live with herself if she doesn't find out? Really now, what kind of Sanctuary is this town? Is it a safe Sanctuary that is just having a bump on an otherwise smooth trail, or just one that hides and harbors murderers or something much worse? The folks in this town, and the people visiting will either find their Faith stronger, or broken by the secrets that are reviled.

Carol :)

This week, the

is introducing

Bethany House Publishers (May 6, 2014)



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.

Nancy can be reached through the Contact link on her Website 

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