Mystery, Romance, and Suspense Seamlessly Combined in a Mennonite Small-Town Setting Callie Hoffman knows she has a good life in Kingdom, Kansas. She’s thrilled to be engaged to Levi Housler, the new pastor of Kingdom Mennonite Church, and she spends her days working with her friend and soon-to-be sister-in-law, Lizzie Housler, at Cora’s Cafe. However, Callie’s idyllic life is interrupted when a body is discovered on the road outside Kingdom and the deceased turns out to be a victim of a serial killer. As Washington County’s new sheriff begins questioning Kingdom residents, Callie and the rest of the town are appalled at the prospect of a killer among them. The very reason Kingdom exists is to protect the people from the temptations and dangers of the outside world, but all the town founders’ attempts to plan ahead couldn’t prevent a threat like this. Unsettled at this unforeseen danger, Callie is concerned when it appears Levi knows more than he’s telling. Desperate to find answers for herself, Callie never expected that she’d have to face some of her own past’s skeletons. As Callie and the residents of Kingdom fear this danger for which they never planned, they must learn anew that only God knows the future and their trust must always lie in Him.
When strange incidents around town result in outright attacks on several townspeople, Hope can’t help but question what she’s always been taught. As the town that’s always stood so strong together is torn apart at the seams, Hope is caught between opposing sides, both represented by those she has come to care for. With tensions high and lives endangered by an unknown threat, Hope fears Kingdom can never survive in one piece.
Follow the lives of the Mennonites in Harmony, Kansas, and outsider Gracie Temple, who comes to live among them. Gracie has trouble fitting in from the start when she inherits a heavy secret from her estranged uncle. Then just when Harmony starts to feel like home, her graphic design career puts her in a suspicious position that threatens the town’s way of life. And when life and love are finally falling in place, Gracie’s attempts to help a Mennonite teen realize her dreams backfire. Will Gracie ever be in harmony with the town she has grown to love?
Suspense and Romance Rock a Mennonite Town Nancy Mehl’s Latest Delivers Romantic Suspense with Small-Town Values Uhrichsville, OH— In this sequel to Simple Secrets, there is nothing simple about deceit and how it threatens to tear apart the Mennonite community Gracie has come to love. Releasing in December 2010, Simple Deceit is the second installment in The Harmony Series by award-winning author Nancy Mehl. Harmony, Kansas, has grown on Gracie Temple, including its Mennonite residents, a teen girl in desperate need of a friend, and farmer Sam Goodrich. Gracie decides to stay and take on freelance graphic work, but when her new client is a developer intent on bringing tourism to the area, Gracie is blamed for the idea and someone makes it look like she burned the barn of a resident who refused to sell to the developer. When even Sam seems to question Gracie’s actions, will she run. . .
Simple Secrets by Nancy Mehl Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense Pages: 313 Trade Paperback Date Published: June 1, 2010 Publisher: Barbour Books Graphic designer Gracie Temple wants it all: the big city lifestyle and a successful job in advertising. And it looks like her life is on the right track when she takes a job at a struggling, midsize firm in Wichita. But Gracie Temple’s uncle left her a house in a rural Mennonite community. She soon learns he secluded himself for years to protect a secret about her own father. Now it’s up to Gracie to decide if she’ll keep the secret or if she can afford to expose it. Sam Goodrich loves his fruit farm in Harmony, Kansas. But when he meets city-girl Gracie, he begins to wonder if he could leave it behind for a woman who makes him feel things he’s never felt before. When someone tries. . .