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Rising Darkness By Nancy Mehl Rising Darkness Romantic Suspense to Keep Readers Guessing Until the Last PageSophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret After a rough childhood her teenage poor choices
  • Title: Rising Darkness
  • Author: Nancy Mehl
  • ISBN: 9780764211591
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rising Darkness By Nancy Mehl Romantic Suspense to Keep Readers Guessing Until the Last PageSophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret After a rough childhood, her teenage poor choices harmed others, leaving her with no choice but to change her life Her entry level writing job at a newspaper puts her in the right place at the right time to overhear officeRomantic Suspense to Keep Readers Guessing Until the Last PageSophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret After a rough childhood, her teenage poor choices harmed others, leaving her with no choice but to change her life Her entry level writing job at a newspaper puts her in the right place at the right time to overhear office gossip about a prisoner who has information on a decades old unsolved crime While the other reporters write off the tip as the ravings of an angry criminal, Sophie can t ignore it because she knows the name of this prisoner from her old life Upon learning from the man that one of the other suspects is hiding out in the Missouri town of Sanctuary, she takes on a false identity to investigate and meets the young pastor of a local church the very man she d loved as a troubled teenager As she gets closer to finding the suspect, will the truth of her own past come out before she discovers the identity of the criminal or the very person she s seeking puts a fatal stop to her investigation
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    1. Nancy Mehl

      Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson First published in 2001, she has now authored nine books, including an omnibus mystery collection, Cozy in Kansas, which contains three of her previously published Ivy Towers mysteries Book three in the series, For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls, won the American Christian Fiction Writers Mystery Book of the Year award Nancys main writing interests lie in mystery although her new Harmony Series leans toward the romantic suspense genre Nancy runs a HUD program for the city of Wichita and is president of a volunteer organization, Wichita Homebound Outreach She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Kansas Authors Club You can find out about Nancy by visiting her Web site at nancymehl

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    1. 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 i [...]


    2. Nancy Mehl has gifted us with another visit to Sanctuary Missouri, and a stay with Esther our beloved Mennonite friend This one will keep you page turning and on the edge of your seat, you won t know where the danger is coming from, or who is the guilty party There are a lot of surprises here, and things that appear one way, are soon looking like something else.We reunite with several friends from previous visits to Sanctuary, and because we feel rather safe here, sometimes we become too complac [...]


    3. Once again, author Nancy Mehl has crafted a suspenseful page turner set against the peaceful backdrop of the quaint, small town of Sanctuary a predominantly Mennonite community with only two churches, two charming cafes, cozy picturesque houses, and is as safe as its name suggests or is it Sophie Wittenbauer dreads going to Sanctuary as memories of an abusive, shameful past in her strict Mennonite hometown of Kingdom still haunt her However, when she learns a suspect from a crime committed years [...]


    4. This is the third in Nancy Mehl s series, entitled Finding Sanctuary Although it can be read as a stand alone, I would highly recommend the reading of the previous two in the series It gives the reader a greater understanding of this very unique community and the type of people who reside there All three of these books are full of intrigue, mystery and suspense and yes, even romance.This book is one that makes the reader think It is a story of learning to trust, allowing the past to remain there [...]


    5. Nancy Mehl is a prolific writer I have read and reviewed her last two three book series the Kingdom series and the Sanctuary series While each novel is a stand alone book, it is enjoyable to read them in the order in which they were written Kingdom and Sanctuary are two Mennonite communities that are a mixture of those of the Mennonite faith and those of other Christian denominations The author fleshes out the characters with descriptions, settings, and conversations that help the reader know j [...]


    6. From the opening pages I found this story interesting The characters had a depth to them that made me not only enjoy them but relate to them The story had several facets to it that kept my attention throughout.I found Sophie was an extremely interesting character The author revealed aspects abut her throughout the story It kept me guessing what her secrets were Jonathan was also interesting but didn t hold quite as many secrets The author did a great job developing their relationship At one poin [...]


    7. Most Relatable Romantic Suspense I ve Read I absolutely LOVE Nancy Mehl s romantic suspense stories Rising Darkness, her latest, is no exception While part three of a series, it can be read as a stand alone Why did I have to revisit my nightmares to achieve my dreams moans Sophie Bauer, AKA Emily McClure Fleeing the Mennonite town of Kingdom and an upbringing that was horrendous, Emily decides to locate ard car robber Terrance Chase This will take her to another small mostly Mennonite town and c [...]


    8. Suspense at it s finest Rising Darkness by Nancy MehlRising Darkness is book number three in the Finding Sanctuary series Nancy Mehl has done it yet again She has written a book that is so captivating that you won t want to put the book down I was riveted to my seat right from the start There are so many twists, turns and unexpected happenings that will capture your attention and not let go I felt as though I was part of the story it is that intense I could picture the story unfolding before my [...]


    9. Sophie Wittenbauer left the Mennonite enclave of Kingdom, KS, under a shroud of shame Nine years later, she s still trying to bolster her self esteem with New Age affirmations She s come a long way from the frumpy, abused daughter of the town pariah So why does it only take one step into another Mennonite town, Sanctuary, to undo all the work she s done Jonathon Weise left Kingdom shortly after Sophie Disillusioned by the way she was treated and his inability to help her, he finds a new home as [...]


    10. An interesting story Sophie left her Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret She has become a reporter She goes to Sanctuary to find a murdered and thief She assumes the name of Emily McClure so she can investigate She is doing research but is being threatened Who is trying to scare her She runs into a young pastor who she realizes she knew from her hometown Will she be able to conceal the truth from him or will she convince him to help her find the man she is looking for Will they [...]


    11. Rising Darkness is one of those rare stories that served as an eye opener than mere entertainment The plot was surprisingly solid the character development was great than anything, though, I found the protagonist s story arc to be incredibly unique in comparison to other Christian novels and I was deeply encouraged and moved by it I really liked this story ___________________________________________WHAT I LIKED The overall story line and approach is thought provoking and heartfelt This is a st [...]



    12. Book 1 and 2 were better than this book The book didn t get really good until the last 50 pages First books in the series are best, but this one is still worth the read


    13. This exciting novel is a Must Read for anyone who appreciates Christian suspense It is third in the Finding Sanctuary series by Nancy Mehl The mystery and suspense, compounded with what happens when one comes face to face with their past This can be read as a standalone, and when you discover what a great story it is, you will want to read the first two.Sophie Wittenbauer was raised in Kingdom, a strict Mennonite home and hometown She probably would never consider returning to the Mennonite chur [...]


    14. I am not a huge fan of Amish or Mennonite novels but I really do like the Finding Sanctuary series by Nancy Mehl Sanctuary, Missouri is a town where conservative and progressive Mennonites, as well as those not Mennonite at all, live together And another feature, not all of the Mennonites are perfect That makes for a style of fiction I really enjoy.Our main character in this novel is Sophie Wittenbauer She was raised in a strict Mennonite home in Kingdom but left as soon as she was eighteen She [...]


    15. I really enjoy reading romantic suspense, cozy mysteries, or thrillers I love the thrill of chasing my characters around as they hunt and seek for the bad guy I have read all of the books in Nancy Mehl s Finding Sanctuary series, and they fit into the cozy romantic suspense genre where the novel focuses on the romance between the heroine and the hero then the actual suspense haunting the character s every move.Mehl does a good job at using the small Mennonite town to her advantage I didn t beli [...]


    16. I wasn t hadn t heard of Nancy Mehl before, so I wasn t familiar with her writing before so when this book became available for review, I wasn t sure what to expect This particular book, Rising Darkness, is Nancy Mehl s third book in the Finding Sanctuary series Obviously since I haven t heard of Ms Mehl, so I haven t read the first two books but in all honesty, I had no trouble following along in this book, so I d say it s definitely a stand alone book I am betting though, that I missed some of [...]


    17. Rising Darkness is about love, forgiveness and learning to love yourself Sophie grew up in a strictly Mennonite town Her parents were abusive and made her feel unworthy Unworthy of love, friendship, and God Growing up Sophie had to clean, cool, and do ALL the work around the house for her parents weren t very clean people At the age of 16 she was pulled out of school, when all she wanted to do was learn.Sophie ended up getting mixed up with an outsider I m not sure exactly what all went down but [...]


    18. Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl is the third and final book in the Finding Sanctuary trilogy Sophie Bauer formerly Wittenbauer used to be a conservative Mennonite living in Kingdom, Kansas An incident forced her to leave and seek a new life Sophie works at the St Louis Times doing the obituaries and occasional restaurant review Sophie wants to be a crime reporter and is working towards getting a college degree One day Sophie comes across a letter from Tom Ford Sophie knew him in Kingdom who is in [...]



    19. Sophie Wittenbauer grew up in an abusive home in the strict Mennonite community of Kingdom, Kansas Angry at God for what she perceives as being abandoned in her time of need, Sophie gets away from Kingdom under a cloud of shame and regret, changes her life and goes to work as a reporter for a St Louis newspaper Working as a crime reporter, she comes across a name from her past in connection with an unsolved bank robbery and murder When she discovers that the murderer may be hiding in plain sight [...]


    20. Rising DarknessNancy MehlBook Summary 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 furtherin [...]


    21. Fabulous I love surprise endings, and this book certainly had one I hope that there will be another book that explores the relationship between Sophie and Jonathan.


    22. I am thrilled to be reading one of Nancy Mehl s books again She always delivers an intricate mystery with characters that are multi dimensional They grab your attention and take you on a thrill ride of intrigue and action This story takes place in Sanctuary, Missouri I love the name of the town It gives you a feeling of safety and peace We find Sophie Wittenbauer who left or perhaps ran from her very strict and strait laced community in Kingdom Sophie has always dreamed of being a top notch crim [...]


    23. Nancy Mehl brings us the third installment in her Finding Sanctuary series, Rising Darkness This is the first book I ve read by this author and even though it s part of a series I feel that s it s a stand alone I had no problems following the characters or needing any further background to enjoy this book I will definitely be looking for the first two books in this series This is a story of small town intrigue, suspense interwoven with romantic tension I was drawn to Sophie in the first few page [...]


    24. I like suspense novels I especially like romantic suspense, and Nancy Mehl s latest is the best romantic suspense I ve read in a while Yes, it s the third in the series, but while I ve read and the earlier two books Gathering Shadows and Deadly Echoes , I ve read dozens, perhaps hundreds, of novels in between, and I can t remember all the details No matter Rising Darkness works equally well as a standalone novel.There was a slightly awkward start as I realised Sophie aka Emily is lying to the go [...]


    25. This was my first introduction to Christian fiction author Nancy Mehl, and while Rising Darkness is apparently book three in her Finding Sanctuary series, it stands alone beautifully and needs no further introduction.The story finds Sophie Wittenbauer at a crossroads in the new life she is passionately trying to create for herself She has left a painful and abusive past behind, and in trying to make a name for herself as a reporter, she accidentally lands in the middle of a possible lead on a mu [...]


    26. This was the first I ve read anything by Nancy Mehl, and it was good enough to make me a fan While it s the third book in the series, it did stand alone and I didn t feel I was missing any background The suspense was well written and it kept me guessing until the end The story is told from Sophie s first person perspective, which I normally don t enjoy, but I was so caught up in the story I barely noticed that, so kudos to the author for a job well done.Plot Sophie Bauer has some things from her [...]


    27. After reading the first book in the Road to Kingdom series a few years ago, I was an instant fan of Nancy Mehl s writings Plus, I always like authors that live in my home state of Missouri While I had read book two Deadly Echoes in the Finding Sanctuary series earlier this year, I went ahead and reread it prior to reading book three, Rising Darkness, which was released earlier this month to bookstores.Once again, the setting is in Sanctuary, Missouri, but this time the story centers on an ex Men [...]


    28. Rising Darkness is book three in author Nancy Mehl s Finding Sanctuary series This 320 page paperback is published by Bethany House Publishers and is a real suspenseful page turner This book can be read as a stand alone, but after reading it you will probably be like me and want to read the other two Mehl is a good author I love the depth of her characters Main character, Sophie Bauer formerly known as Wittenbauer comes from a strict Mennonite home in Kingdom Her parents were abusive, unclean pe [...]


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