Mehl launches an exciting new series with Gathering Shadows. As a journalist, Wynter Evans is no stranger to hunting down the truth, but the big event in her own life remains an unsolved mystery. When the opportunity for a great story also provides an opening into her haunted past, Wynter jumps at the chance to head to Sanctuary, Missouri. In the quiet Mennonite town, she plans to work on a human-interest piece about the residents while also attempting to find her long-lost brother. Things rarely go as planned, so Wynter soon finds herself knee-deep in veiled threats and a blossoming romance with the local mayor. As they get closer to the truth, things become dangerous, and Wynter begins to question whether her quest is worth the risk to herself and those around her. Mehl writes a fun, fast-paced tale of romantic suspense sure to have readers trying to figure out the truth until the very last reveal. The Mennonite background adds character to an already zippy and unique novel. --Carolyn Richard
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Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn't take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can't pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station's photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary.
Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life.
"Mehl writes a fun, fast-paced tale of romantic suspense sure to have readers trying to figure out the truth until the very last reveal. The Mennonite background adds character to an already zippy and unique novel." --Booklist
"Complete with unexpected twists and suspense, Gathering Shadows will keep the reader guessing even as the plot takes several surprising turns before it unwinds, ultimately demonstrating the impact of forgiveness and the promise of hope." -CBA Retailers + Resources