Callie Hoffman has a good life in Kingdom, Kansas. She's engaged to Levi Housler, the new pastor of Kingdom Mennonite Church, and she spends her days working with Lizzie Housler, her friend and soon-to-be sister-in-law, at the town cafe.
When a body is discovered on the road outside Kingdom and the deceased turns out to be the victim of a serial killer, the new county sheriff begins questioning Kingdom residents. Unsettled at the prospect of a killer in Kingdom, Callie is desperate to find answers for herself, especially when her own fiance seems to know more about the murder than he's telling.
As the town battles an entirely unforeseen danger and Callie's very life is threatened, the stakes are as high as they've ever been and the people of Kingdom must learn anew to put their trust in God alone.
I love Nancy Mehl's books. She always leaves me with something thought-provoking to ponder upon. I feel my spirit stretched and my faith stronger for having read one of her novels. In Unforseeable, Mehl tackles the complex issues that come with following your heart as you travel on your personal faith journey. A myriad of questions came to mind as I read.
Should you forsake the traditions of your family or do you cling to the familiar that has succored generations of your ancestors?
Is there room for a different kind of growth within the bounds of an existing standard of faith?
Is there only one true path to salvation or are there a myriad of forks in the road that lead to the same destination?
Lots of fodder for reflection that brought me deeper into the story as I wrestled for answers right along with the characters.
The suspense is riveting -- and the contrast between the evil in the world and the haven Kingdom strives to be makes that much more of an impact as the action revs up. I got to a point where I just couldn't put this book down.
A bonus for fans of the Road to Kingdom series is getting reacquainted with characters from the previous two books. They provide a solid support to Callie and Levi without taking away from the current love story. And no worries if you haven't read the earlier books -- Unforseeable reads well as a standalone novel.
A captivating conclusion to a fantastic series that will definitely leave you richer for the read.
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