Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl plops us down in the remote Mennonite town of Kingdom. Though this is book two in the Road to Kingdom series, it is not necessary to read book one to enjoy it. I do suggest you do so, however. You can find my review of Inescapable here.
Trouble has come to Kingdom and the residents are divided on how to proceed. Hope Kauffman understands both sides, and ultimately questions her belief in the old ways. She also finds herself with trouble of her own. Two very different men have declared their love for her, but she can only choose one.
I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic suspense and look forward to any books by Ms. Mehl.
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.
Rating: 4 stars