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Publication Order of Curl Up and Dye Books

Missing Mabel (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blown Away (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bumping Off Binky (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wedding to Dye For (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Defenders of Justice Books

Publication Order of Finding Sanctuary Books

Gathering Shadows (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Echoes (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rising Darkness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harmony Books

Simple Secrets (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simple Deceit (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simple Choices (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Icy Curtis Mystery Books

Publication Order of Ivy Towers Books

In The Dead of Winter (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bye Bye Bertie (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Whom The Wedding Bell Tolls (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
There Goes Santa Claus (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy in Kansas (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kaely Quinn Profiler Books

Publication Order of The Quantico Files Books

Publication Order of Road to Kingdom Books

Publication Order of Ryland & St. Clair Books

Publication Order of Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries Books

Peace Like a River (By: Olivia Newport) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blessing in Disguise (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Hope Dwells (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buggy Before the Horse (By: Tricia Goyer) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season of Secrets (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
O Little Town of Sugarcreek (By: Amy Lee Lillard) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Off the Beaten Path (By: Annalisa Daughety) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simply Vanished (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger Things Have Happened (By: Amy Lillard) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Time for Trouble (By: Olivia Newport) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Stitch in Time (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shoo, FLY, Shoo (By: Amy Lillard) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Sweet Sugarcreek (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
When There's a Will (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In a Jam (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Abuzz at the Honey Bee (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mason Jar Mayhem (By: Cara C. Putman) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earthly Treasures (By: Annalisa Daughety) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tempting Taste Of Mystery (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Digging Up Doubts (By: Olivia Newport) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Play On Words (By: Emily Thomas) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Fullness of Time (By: Elizabeth Adams) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse Sense and Sensibility (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets Plain and Simple (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Nutrition for the Golden Years (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mysteries of Martha's Vineyard Books

A Light in the Darkness (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Rock the Boat (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Like a Fish Out of Water (By: Janice Thompson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adrift (By: Beth Adams) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maiden of the Mist (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making Waves (By: Tricia Goyer,Cara C. Putman) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Port in the Storm (By: Elizabeth Penney) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shifting Sands (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catch of the Day (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sheeps Passing in the Night (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swept Away (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thicker Than Water (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridge over Troubled Waters (By: Janice Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke on the Water (By: Beth Adams) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shark Bait (By: Cara C. Putman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Tide (By: Elizabeth Penney) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Water Flows Uphill (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Sea (By: Janice Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wider than an Ocean (By: Beth Adams) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sail Away Home (By: Cara C. Putman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Over the Horizon (By: Ruth Logan Herne) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flotsam & Jetsam (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waves of Doubt (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lifeline (By: Elizabeth Penney) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mysteries Of Lancaster County Books

Anothers Treasure (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ties That Bind (By: Janice Thompson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garage Sale Secret (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unbroken Circle (By: Tricia Goyer) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mixed Signals (By: Beth Adams) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stamp of Approval (By: Anne Marie Rodgers) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plain Beauty (By: Leslie Gould) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ties That Bind (By: Janice Thompson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seek & Ye Shall Find (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lights, Camera, Christmas (By: Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Harvest Secrets (By: Janice Thompson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Slowly Developing Story (With: Shaen Layle) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pride and Pettiness (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Any Other Name (By: Beth Adams) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beg, Borrow or Steal (By: Anne Marie Rodgers) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lilacs, Lavender, and Lies (By: Leslie Gould) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collateral Damage (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arson, Plain and Simple (By: Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds Eye View (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dairy Disaster (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Her Type (By: Beth Adams) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Derailed (By: Leslie Gould) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Handcrafted Secrets (By: Janice Thompson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Plain Sight (By: DeAnna Julie Dodson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Missing Memory (By: Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secondhand Chances (By: Shaen Layle) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nancy Mehl is an American bestselling author of suspense and mysteries novels. She was first published in 2001, and since then she has authored more than ten books including Cozy in Kansas, an omnibus mystery collection that contains three of Ivy Towers Mysteries.

All of Mehl novels feature faith-filled stories which are something for both your soul as well as your spirit. The author is a firm believer and states that her books deliver a message of hope to everyone that God is good and His love is enduring and unfailing.

Nancy Mehl is a resident of Wichita, Kansas. She lives with Norman- her husband and their son Danny. She and her family attend Believers Tabernacle in Wichita. The author has written seven distinct novel series. They include Harmony, Ivy Towers Mystery, Icy Curtis Mystery, Curl Up and Dye Mystery, Finding Sanctuary, Defenders of Justice, and Road to Kingdom. Apart from series, Mehl has also authored stand-alone novels, Graven Images (2001) & Sinners Songs (2006), nonfiction Nutrition for the Golden Years (2001) and an Omnibus Cozy in Kansas (2008).

Inescapable (2012)

Inescapable is the first installment in Road to Kingdom series written by American bestselling author Nancy Mehl. In this novel, Lizzie Engel dad was a hard man, harsh and loving to her daughter. He even became more stringent to her when his daughter, Lizzie got pregnant out of wedlock. Everyone in the compact Mennonite community judged her, and in response, she did what she felt was right, abandon her home and start a new one in Kansas City.

Five years down the line in Kansas City, her life is falling apart with claims of thefts as well as a stalker threatening her with letters. With no alternative, Lizzie returns home with her daughter with great apprehension. Would she and her daughter be accepted back into the community? When she arrives, she finds everyone kind and willing to get reestablished except for her father. While at home, she feels safe from the stalker and familiarizes herself with her old buddy, Noah Housler. When the stalker finally finds her, she realizes that she has nowhere left to seek refuge except her real Father.

The author, Nancy Mehl wove God’s unfailing love into Lizzie story in a way that it eventually opened her heart to be more forgiving and less judgmental. However, she still wonders if she is putting the community at risk by her stay in the Kingdom.

Lizzie’s character is uniquely crafted in a way that you will connect with her and even relate her to someone in real life. Some the secondary characters are vividly drawn into the story. For instance, Cora is a woman of her own. She does not worry much of what the elders think of her car and restaurant. On the other hand, Charity, Lizzie’s daughter is precocious and bold in asking challenging questions.

What you will also love in this series debut is that there are lots of lessons one can learn, the author emphasizes more on a strong relationship with God and there also great quotes as well. Secondly, the narrative is full of suspense that will leave you craving for more.

The themes of mercy, love, and forgiveness are showcased via the relationship between Lizzie, her best friend, her mother, her father and some of her old friends. It is a good inspiration for anyone who’s been broken and seeking peace, love, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Gathering Shadows (2014)

Wynter Evans is at the peak of her career working for as television reporter in St. Louis. However, no matter the fortune her future holds, it does not take away the pain of the disappearance of her beloved brother nine years ago.

When she comes across a picture of a boy who resembles her lost brother, she sets on a journey to track him down. Apparently, at her workplace, she reports that she is undertaking a research and sets out with one of the station photographers to the place where the photo was taken, a place known as the town of Sanctuary.

As soon as she arrives in Sanctuary, she meets the town’s mayor, Reuben King and together they soon begin to unravel the secrets that could shred the town apart and ultimately change Wynter forever. As soon as the truth regarding her family starts to surface, it is evidently clear that there is a person who will stop at nothing to ensure that the answers to whatever questions she has in mind are hidden forever- even if it means sending Wynter six feet on the ground.

Gathering Shadows is a great suspense built on an interesting premise. Despite Wynter success in her career, she is determined in finding her lost brother, after finding a photograph of a person resembling him. Here the author vividly brings in a new theme of HOPE. Despite her brother gone missing for nine years, Wynter still believes that he is alive and even goes ahead to risk her career and most importantly her life.

Unbreakable (2012)

Hope Kauffman is a gentle woman helping her father run Kingdom Quilts. Additionally, she has agreed to the marriage her father arranged her with Ebbie Miller.

On the other hand, Jonathan Wiese is the head of the move to reform, and he is steering changes in the kingdom despite the attempts by Hope and some residents to maintain the status quo. The people of Mennonite town believe in nonviolence means of solving conflicts. However, when the Kingdom is threatened Jonathan advocates for the town to arm itself with Ebbie is one of those demanding that the town stick to its traditions of nonviolence.

Soon, Hope finds herself questioning whatever she has been taught and caught in between two opposing sides. With tensions mounting and lives at stake, Hope is afraid that the kingdom can never survive as one piece.

The second installment in Road to Kingdom series is a great story. The primary focus, in this case, is Hope; a woman engaged but develops feelings for another man. What is unique regarding this book is that it features dual plots that are fast-paced and vividly detailed. The spiritual aspect of the story is well utilized and strong.

If you love books that provide a good narrative but also serve as food for your spirits as well as strengthen faith in God, then it is high time you added Nancy Mehl books to your bookshelf.

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3 Responses to “Nancy Mehl”

  1. Beverly Wrigglesworth: 6 months ago

    I discovered by accident the Quantico Files series a couple of years ago and loved them. Went on to read the Kaely Quinn series and just recently finished the first Ryland & St. Claire book. Looking forward to reading more of Mehl’s series books.

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  2. Susan Allee: 2 years ago

    We live in Wichita too and have attended same church a couple of times. I just discovered these books and love them. Just my style. Thanks.

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  3. Vee Kucera: 2 years ago

    love the books

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