This story has everything: suspense, romance, mystery and some bad guys. Its characters are well written and thought out. Mehl brings the Mennonite ways to life and shows us that sometimes we need to take a stand and let our voices be heard.
A follower and not a leader, Hope Kauffman has always done what she is told. She has even agreed to marry Ebbie Miller, the man her father has chosen for her. When the people of Kingdom are targeted in mysterious accidents by unknown persons, Hope starts questioning her beliefs and everything she has known. Jonathon Wiese is the powerhouse leading a change, but is met with resistance from almost everyone, including Ebbie. People of this town are not willing to help themselves before someone is seriously injured; it will take everything Jonathon has to save them regardless of the roadblocks in front of him. (BETHANY HOUSE, Feb. 336 pp., $14.99)