Nancy Mehl consistently writes good books. I have been reading the Road to Kingdom series and now she has started the Finding Sanctuary series with the novel "Gathering Shadows." Sanctuary is a small town outside of St. Louis that is home to many conservative people. Not conservative in a right wing way, but in a living life simply and quietly. Primarily a Mennonite town, Sanctuary is the perfect place to go for..well....sanctuary. Wynter works in St. Louis at a television station in the news. Her latest assignment is to put together a piece on unusual Missouri towns. Sanctuary comes up on her list when a friend shows her a picture of Mennonite children living in Sanctuary. One of them has a striking resemblance to her abducted brother, Ryan. Ryan was taken 9 years before. Wynter; Zac, her photog; and Lyndon, her father, go to Sanctuary to find the boy in the picture and come across one road block after another. Sanctuary is not only good for sanctuary, but also for those looking to stay lost.
This is a nice turn from the Kingdom books. The characters seem to be more in depth. The writing has gotten better. The writing was good in the Kingdom books, but Mehl seems to truly be growing as a writer. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House Publishing.