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Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl May 22, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:21 pm
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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Gathering Shadows

Bethany House Publishers (May 6, 2014)


Nancy Mehl


Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and their dog, Watson. She’s authored thirteen books and is currently at work on her newest 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.”

She and her husband attend Believer’s Tabernacle in Wichita.

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.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Gathering Shadows, go HERE.

My thoughts:

Oh, this book is very good.

I have not read a book by Nancy yet and now I am wondering why.

She has created this wonderful plot and this mysterious town that will have you flipping pages as fast as you can.

From the opening prologue you will be captured by this story and what happened to Wynter’s brother.

Sanctuary is a very strange town, something is definitely going on and it makes you wonder if it really is a sanctuary a place to rest or a place to hide. If you look up the definition of sanctuary one of them is a place for fugitives to find rest…hmmm, makes you wonder doesn’t it?

Wynter is a very likeable but tough character. And then there is Rueben,I just kept wondering if she could really trust him or not. You’ll have to read the book to see if she can.

Overall, I loved this book, I highly recommend it to those who enjoy a good suspense novel. The good news this is just the first book in a series, I can’t wait for more 🙂

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.


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