Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Rising Darkness" by Nancy Mehl

Book Info: 
Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret. Certain she's left her past far behind her, she's now focused on her job at a newspaper and is shocked when she stumbles upon the name of someone she knew in her old life. But when she learns the man--a prisoner--claims a suspect from a decades-old unsolved crime is hiding out in the small town of Sanctuary, Missouri, she can't resist following the lead in hopes of furthering her career. 

Almost immediately upon her arrival, Sophie's confronted with a face from her past and fears her intention of using a false identity to investigate is doomed. But with the help of Sanctuary's charismatic young pastor, Sophie knows she's getting close. Will she be able to conceal the truth of her own past long enough to find the suspect before someone puts a stop--fatal or otherwise--to her investigation?

Author Info:                                                         Nancy Mehl lives in Festus, Missouri, with her husband Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. She's authored fifteen books and is currently at work on a new romantic suspense 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." 

You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at: or find her newsletter at: She also is active on the Suspense Sisters: and on FaceBook!

My Review: 
"Rising Darkness" by Nancy Mehl is a mystery and fiction but it has a spiritual lesson about how God leads us and how holding onto the past only hinders us from moving forward. I have all three books in the (Finding Sanctuary series) and this book is my favorite of the six ( yes I read the three books in the Road to Kingdom) that I have read!

This book has lots of twists this reader did not see coming! This book moved right along with no slow parts, like some books have to just fill up the pages to make it a longer book.

This book is about murder and a robbery, but this book is still a great book and yes it is a Christian book. 

This books shows that our past doesn't always hinder our future if you only let forgiveness take place.

I recommend this book to all readers of the mystery, romance and Mennonite genres.

"Rising Darkness" by Nancy Mehl is the third book in the (Finding Sanctuary series) and is quite enjoyable without reading the other two in the series, but I recommend reading the other two as well. I only say this because an incident involving Sophie is mentioned in the book as well as other characters from the series. Even if you don't read the other two you can enjoy this book! You won't be wondering or at a loss because you didn't read the first two.

I really like the ending to "Rising Darkness".

I have given "Rising Darkness" five stars.

I received this book for free from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review. 

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