I’m going to start this book review with a disclaimer. This might have been one of the most unique Amish books that I have yet to read. Well, it’s about the Mennonites, but they are similar to the Amish so I’m classifying it as the same genre of book.
Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl is the second book in the “Road to Kingdom” series. I had not read the first one, but it did not detract from this story in the slightest.
Unbreakable is the story of Hope Kaufman, a young Mennonite girl who has recently become engaged to Ebbie, a fellow Mennonite member. Hope grew up with Ebbie, and over the years, they became best friends who decided to marry. When Hope meets newcomer, Jonathan Wiese, she begins to question her engagement.
However, the biggest decision Hope faces is one regarding her safety and the safety of her town. The quiet Mennonite town of Kingdom finds itself under attack by a group of vigiliant-types who are threatening local Christian churches and individuals. As Mennonites do not believe in violence or carrying weapons, this leads to some thought-provoking discussions and decisions by the Mennonites in town.
Nancy Mehl did an excellent job writing this book. It was suspenseful – in the fact that I truly did not know what was going to happen as the story unfolded. I was very impressed with how she presented the spiritual and emotional decisions that the Mennonites struggled with regarding their beliefs in non-violence. It really made me think, personally, about how I would respond in a similar situation.
Unbreakable was so unique that I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a thought-provoking suspense / romance / fiction read. Like I said earlier, if you like Amish fiction, you might be particularly interested in this read. If you read it, I would be curious to hear what you think of this book.
Please note that I did receive a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.