Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl ~ Review

Gathering Shadows (Finding Sanctuary #1)Astor's Review: 
Wynter Evans is a young woman with a promising career as a reporter. When going through a box of photographs with her friend, she is startled to see the face of a young boy who looks strikingly similar to her missing brother, Ryan.
her search for her brother takes her to a Mennonite community called, Sanctuary in Missouri.

Her search uncovers dark secrets from her family's past, including blackmail. With Sanctuary's handsome young mayor by her side, will Wynter be able to unravel this mystery?

This was an intriguing mystery, with terrific characters with great dialogue and interaction. This book had a complex plot, that kept moving and drew me in the more I read. This wasn't my typical suspense read, as it leaned more in the direction of a mystery, but it was great nonetheless.

This book was filled with many plot twists and many surprises along the way. I never would have guessed many of things that were revealed throughout. This book actually really reminded me a lot of Murder She Wrote.

The chapters were short and fast paced, each one leaving me with a cliffhanger!

Overall, this was very well written book with great characters, and a killer plot. There was definitely a lot going on, and a ton of secrets! While this wasn't quite what I was expecting, I was surprised by how much I liked it. This book was hard to put down!

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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.

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