30 June 2010

CFBA Tour Simple Secrets by Nancy Mehl


This week, the



Christian Fiction Blog Alliance



is introducing



Simple Secrets
Barbour Books (June 1, 2010)



by



Nancy Mehl



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and her son, Danny. She’s authored nine books and is currently at work on her newest series for Barbour 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.”

CREATING FICTION FULL OF FAITH, HOPE AND HEART…

Nancy Mehl is a mystery writer who loves to set her novels in her home state of Kansas. Her three-in-one book, COZY IN KANSAS, contains the first three Ivy Towers’s mysteries: IN THE DEAD OF WINTER, BYE BYE BERTIE, and FOR WHOM THE WEDDING BELL TOLLS which was nominated for the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award in mystery.

She and her husband attend Believer’s Tabernacle in Wichita.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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 to keep Gracie from discovering the truth behind the town's collection of secrets, will Sam and Gracie cling to their faith to help them decide what's most important...before it's too late.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Simple Secrets, go HERE.

My Review:
I enjoyed this book. I have read a couple of Nancy's cozy mysteries so was excited to read this book. Nancy has a way of writing a mystery that really draws you in. I loved watching the story unwind and wondering who was causing behind the happenings in Harmony. Gracie befriends some of the locals and sees how they have been hurt by a church and how sometimes churches seem to forget about there members in looking to reach out to others. I found the comments very relevant and agree yes we do want to bring others into the Christian fold but we also need to make sure we care for the members already in the fold. Gracie uncovers a secret from the past that brings up lots of emotions from many people and its interesting what happens from here.
I really enjoyed the story and cant wait for the next book in the series.

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