ABOUT BOOK: 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 fiancé, 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.

ABOUT AUTHOR: Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband Norman and her very active puggle, Watson. She’s authored fourteen books and is currently at work on a new series for Bethany House Publishing. The first book in her Road to Kingdom series, “Inescapable,” came out in July of 2012. The second book, “Unbreakable” released in February of 2013.

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. “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 for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”

Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Web site: www.nancymehl.com or her blog www.suspensesisters.blogspot.com. She is also active on Facebook.

Website: www.nancymehl.com
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1. Do you regularly read Amish/Mennonite themed books? If so, why? What is it about them that draws you in?

2. If you changed one thing in an attempt to make your life simpler, what would it be?

3. What one thing would be the toughest to give up if you lived without electricity?


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#3.  Last spring we lost power for almost 10 days.  There were tornadoes all over our area of Ala.  Thank God it was spring and not middle of summer.  I would have said air conditioning.  My husband has a bad heart & COPD.  That would have made a hardship.  I didn't miss tv, I enjoy reading too much.  I didn't miss the telephone at all.  I guess what I missed the most was my oven.  Its hard to bake on a grill.  I would have even enjoyed my grandmother's old overn (cast iron, wood stove/heater). 


In answer to your question of why I love to read about the Amish & Mennonites.  I love the way they live their lives for God and truly put God, family & community (church) first.  I know they have their problems like everyone does but they have learned to love God first & not be ashamed who knows they try to live apart from the world.  I find them to be faithful, friendly, hardworking and have a great sense of humor.  Even though I'm not Amish I'm trying to be more like them in my day to day life in regards to faith and love of my neighbors. 

1.  I truly admire & respect the Amish & Mennoites for living their beliefs, putting God, family, church & community next.  They are like everyone else in that they have problems; however, they go to God first - not to a best friend or casual acquaintance first.  (Most of the time).  They are hard workers, have respect and show it for others, terrific sense of humor & I so wish I could bake a pie or bread as good as they do.  I've lived near an Mennonite & Amish community in S. Fl in the 70's.  Also, we go to Etheridge, TN on a reg. basis to buy fresh produce, jams, pasteries, etc (I'm not able to make my own anymore).  Reading about the Amish/Mennonites are my favorite genre.  I love Christian Fiction, and Christian Suspense.


3.  I've had to live without power for almost 10 days last yr when tornadoes went through our area of Ala.  Even though two cat 5 hit - they were all on the other side of town.  The one thing I missed most was an oven to bake in.  Hard to bake a cake on a grill.  Thank God that it was the spring time and not middle of the summer or winter.  I had plenty to do - caught up on a lot of my reading.  I prefer a good book to tv any day.  Spent time with my grandson and family. 

The hardest thing for me to give up to be Amish and without electricity would be my computor, where I read about and win books.  Oh yes, and also our Keurig coffee maker, which we use every single day.  Thanks for the opportunity to read about this new author to me.  sharon, san diego

Question 2.  To make my life simpler I would have realized early on that collections of objects [like bells, figurines, dishes, yes and even books take up space and really clutter my life. Tho I love them I wonder now how I shall dispose of them in the best way. These things have given me pleasure and still do but will my children care about them or want to keep them when I am gone. Besides that---one has to dust them sometimes!!  :D

I often read books about the Amish and Mennonite.
I enjoy the way I always see how God is working in their
lives They seem to have a deep and genuine Faith. How communities work together to help solve what ever difficulties come their way. And just the sense of family values and strength. Each book I have read has always been an encouragement to me for what ever it is I am struggling with at that moment in time. A reminder of what an awesome Heavenly Father I serve,

I think losing the internet would be really hard if we lost electricity, but eventually would learn how to do without it. I think probably running water would be tough to live without. I had to carry buckets of water from the pump at my grandpa's farm and really don't want to have to do that now.

3. First thought: Flushing toilets! :) Second thought: Instant communication through cell phones, computers, etc.

Q2: - I am trying to give up television.  That is something that when I am hurting to much to read I turn to.  more things happen in life when you turn it off.  Taking it out of the bedroom was Huge. Now were talking of giving up our satilight system down.  That in itself will make my life simpler.

It would be very difficult to live without the internet, my cell phone, my kindle...the microwave...hot water...the list goes on and on!

3. What one thing would be the toughest to give up if you lived without electricity?

Hmm... This is a very tough decision I would say it's a tie between my laptop and my cellphone. I watch movies, play games, do homework, video chat, and get on Facebook on my laptop. I make phone calls, text, read my Bible, and use instagram on my phone. They both are so much apart of my life and daily routine that it would be hard to imagine life without it.

Question 1:
I like a good well-written clean story that ends well(happy) with a little mystery and adventure.

Lisa - Boy, do I have a series for you... LOL!


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