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.
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I started reading this book on a rainy morning and, literally, could not put it down! I read it in one day and enjoyed every minute of it.
The story is about Lizzie and her daughter, Charity, who have left their Mennonite home when Charity is a baby and are living in Kansas City. Lizzie has carved out a good life for her and her daughter when suddenly, she realizes someone is following her. Then the ominous, threatening notes start to arrive. When something horrible happens at her work, she knows she must run back to her childhood home to protect herself and her daughter.
Most of the story revolves around her life in Kingdom and how she is trying to rebuild her life there. What I loved about the book were all the complex relationships and the mystery of who is threatening her. I love a good mystery and this definitely was that. I did figure out who the "bad guy" was about 3/4 into the book, but it didn't ruin the book for me at all. I've read so many mysteries, I can usually figure it out early. The story was so good, however, it was well worth reading every page to the end to see if I was right. I loved the romance in the book. It was believable without being sappy. I also loved how the Lord and His love for us is inter-woven throughout the book in a real way. So many of the people in Kingdom show Lizzie His love by being his servants to her.
This was a great book and I enjoyed every minute of it. I can't wait for book 2 to come out of this series. I love a good "escape" book and this was definitely that. It had everything I love - mystery, romance, and the Lord. I highly recommend this book - you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review from LitFuse Publicity Group
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