Friday, November 9, 2012

On My Nightstand - Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

Lizzie Engel learns a difficult lesson: problems have a way of following you. She ran from the pressures of her strict Mennonite upbringing in Kingdom, Kansas. After five years, her life has taken another downward spiral, and she's on the run once again. Her once despised town now seems a possible safe haven.

Noah Housler, an old friend, brings back pleasant memories. How can she think of romance when secrets threaten her life?

I LOVED this book! The author plunked me into the setting and into Lizzie's life. I couldn't put it down. My Mom also gave Nancy Mehl's story high marks. I was torn between wanting to see what happened and yet not wanting the story to end.

Disclaimer: I won this book in a blog contest. Neither the author nor the publisher asked for this recommendation or gave me any payment.

Writers:  What are some of the methods you use to make your characters and settings realistic?

Readers: What books have gripped you and put you in the "I want to finish/I don't want to finish" dilemma?

Have a blessed weekend!


Karen Lange said...

Sounds like an interesting read. If it grabs you like this, it must be a winner! Thanks for the info. :)

Happy weekend,

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Yes, and I'll be looking for more of Nancy's books.

Susan :)

Kathleen said...

I dare say, on my nightstand is dust! I'm sort of having a dry spell where reading is concerned, having O.D'd on books during our recent vacation.

I was at Costco yesterday and saw several books I would love to read. I'm so proud of myself, though. I left them be knowing I have at least 8 somewhere here at home that must come first.

Love your insights!

Rhonda Schrock said...

In Kansas, huh? That's my state. I love books that pull me in like that, Susan. I'll have to look for her next time I'm at the library.

Happy Friday!

quietspirit said...

Sounds like one I would like. A couple of my friends would also. Thank you for sharing.

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Oh, I love it when that happens: not wanting a story to end, praying that the author will do a sequel ;)
Glad you enjoyed it so much Susan, happy weekend.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen - LOL! I get nervous if my TBR pile ISN'T high. The thought of running out of reading material is too awful to consider.

Hi Rhonda - She kept me guessing. I know you'd like the mystery part.

Hi Quiet Spirit - There are so many wonderful authors out there. I'm thankful I discovered Nancy's books.

Hi Marja - Yes, I've read some very satisfying books lately. I just finished Sarah Sundin's book, With Every Letter. It will be on the blog 12/7/12.

Susan :)