Gentle and unassuming, Hope Kauffman has never been one to question the traditions of her Mennonite upbringing. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal he arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.
Despite the attempts of Hope and other Kingdom residents to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, while Ebbie insists Kingdom must remain true to its foundation. When Hope’s safety is threatened by a mysterious outsider, she can’t help but question what she’s always been taught about the Mennonite tradition of nonviolence.
As it swiftly becomes apparent the threat Hope faced is only the beginning, the town that’s always stood so strong finds itself divided. With tensions high and their lives endangered by an unknown enemy, will Hope and the people of Kingdom allow fear and division to break them or will they draw on the strength of the God they serve?
This is the second book in this series by Nancy Mehl. I have not read the first book, but after reading this one I would like to do that. I found this to be a nice read with suspense and drama in a little Mennonite town. The book contained issues that are relative to this culture and I found it interesting to read at time as one of the major issues in the book is the use of guns for safety. The people of the town debate the issue and here we are discussing the same issue throughout our country today. The Mennonites in this book have an interesting take on the issue. The book also contains a love story, issues of engagement and marriage and family values. It held my attention and made we want to continue reading to see who was responsible for the events going on in their community. I like reading Amish fiction and Nancy Mehl is writing an attention keeping series with the Road to Kingdom Series. I recommend this book to you if you enjoy reading some good wholesome fiction with a few twists and a little drama.
I was provided a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.