Saturday 31 May 2014

Book Review: Gathering Shadows

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ISBN # 9780764211577

From The Back:

Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn't take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can't pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station's photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary.

Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life.

My Reflections:

Nancy Mehl is one of my first pick Author's, so when this book came across my computer as an option to review there was absolutely no hesitation! You will not be disappointed with this Romantic suspense, it has all the elements of a top rated best seller.

The characters, Wynter, Reuben, Elijah, Esther, Zack and Landon all have such distinct personalities they breath life and action into this story making it a vibrant believable narrative. You get insight into each characters personality and can relate to their lives in a very relational way, that my friends is a real writing gift, the very reason Mehl deserves the high accolades given in this review.

The plot is solid, and certainly keeps your attention throughout the book, both the mystery and strong character development will keep your attention anchored. The message of forgiveness, is heart warming and sincere, Mehl drives home the fact that God's children (you and I) will make many mistakes in life, but his love will never waver. He loves us, mess-ups and all.... The ending of this storyline will have you satisfied enough with your "happy ever after," yet firmly planted in the realities of life giving you the best kind of ending one could expect in a convincing true to life story.

I am highly anticipating book two in Nancy Mehl's "Finding Sanctuary" series, another superb success for this writer!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

About the Author: 
 Nancy Mehl

Nancy Mehl

Nancy Mehl is the author of fifteen books and received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Missouri where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their...
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