Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Save: $4.01 (27%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Inescapable (Road to King... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly. Pages and dust cover are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine is undamaged.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Inescapable (Road to Kingdom) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 1, 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars 965 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in the Road To Kingdom Series

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.98
$1.34 $0.01

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$10.98 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Inescapable (Road to Kingdom) (Volume 1)
  • +
  • Unbreakable (Road to Kingdom) (Volume 2)
  • +
  • Unforeseeable (Road to Kingdom) (Volume 3)
Total price: $39.50
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return.

But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go.

Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she'll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people--especially her old friend, Noah Housler--she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to come to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever.

No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run--to the Father whose love is inescapable.

"Mehl does a remarkable job of showcasing the lifestyle of the Mennonites against the backdrop of a modern mystery as Lizzie revisits her roots and has a chance to heal childhood wounds. Any reader with a difficult past will appreciate the way Mehl gently removes layers of old lies and insecurities, leaving Lizzie whole again while, as in most small-town tales, featuring a cast of colorful and endearing characters along with a few unsavory types. The uniqueness of Mennonite living makes this story a refreshing change from Amish romances and mainstream contemporary suspense." --Booklist

"Mystery and intrigue surround richly detailed characters fighting both for their lives and to right wrongs. Suspenseful without being over the top, this is a story with many twists and turns and will keep readers guessing until the end." -Romantic Times

"Like the preceding series title, Inescapable, this tale of suspense offers a colorful cast of characters, small-town drama, and a hint of romance. A sure bet for fans of Hannah Alexander." --Library Journal

About the Author

Nancy Mehl is the author of eighteen books and received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Missouri where she lives with her husband, Norman, an
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 67%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Road to Kingdom (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780764209277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764209277
  • ASIN: 0764209272
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (965 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Do you love reading suspense books? Well then this is the book for you. I could not hardly wait to get my copy of this 5 star book. I read Nancy's Harmony Trilogy and I loved all three of them so I knew this was going to be a great read. Nancy knows how to suck you in from page one and you will not put the book down until you finish the very last page. My favorite character was Charity, I just loved her obsession with the nice potties in doors. I know that Charity will be your favorite also. I can't wait until book two in the Road to Kingdom series hits my hands. This is a must read.

I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.
Comment 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
The 3 stars is for the writing--this was a good book. The audio book, however, deserves 0 stars. I have listened to 1000s of audiobooks and this is the worst one ever. The narrator chokes/strangles off a word and then releases it with a laugh or a sigh. It is the most irritating speech pattern and she does it with every single character. She interjects high drama when none exists in the script. I will never listen to another narration by Brooke Sanford Heldman.
Comment 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I was hooked from the beginning! "Inescapable" is a suspense filled read. The author is a talented writer and keeps the suspense and twists coming throughout the book...but there is also a love story which is nice. It was a fun book to read! I look forward to more books in this series.
* This book was free from Bethany House publishing in exchange for a review.
Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My first Nancy Mehl book and I am now a huge fan! Nancy knows how to wrap your heartstrings around her characters, such as Lizzie and her 6 year old daughter Charity and the town of Kingdom and will keep you guessing what will come next.

Lizzie felt she would never be forgiven by the towns people or her father, an elder in the Mennonite church, for being an unwed mother. So, one night she left the town of Kingdom to make a new home for herself and her daughter Charity in Kansas City. After receiving threatening letters and being stalked, Lizzie begins to think the safest place for her and her daughter, might be the place she never thought she would return to--Kingdom. When Lizzie is falsely accused of stealing from her company and fired, she decides that despite the possible reactions by the people in Kingdom, she needed to do what would be best for her daughter, and return to Kingdom.

Just as Lizzie and Charity are adjusting to their new life back in Kingdom, and begin to feel a sense of forgiveness and security, Lizzie spots the man she had seen stalking her in Kansas City and realizes she and Charity are still not safe. Now what should she do? Should she run away again?

Just as you begin to think that you have things figured out, Nancy Mehl throws in another twist! I loved the way she drew me into the story and I didn't want to put the book down until I was finished. Then I couldn't wait to get the second book, so I could read more about the interesting people, who lived in Kingdom. I will gladly grab any other books written by Ms. Mehl!
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
My 1st Nancy Mehl read, not the last. Mehl stuffs suspense in this book. Mennonites dining at Cora's Café find only red herrings in this small Christian town. Murder and mayhem abound like it's the core of a metropolis. Big city strife was exactly what protagonist Lizzie ran from. Men and women alike will fall in love with her daughter, Charity. You'll encounter plenty of conflict, as Lizzie tries of protect and hide her child from danger.

Lizzie, the prodigal daughter, is NOT welcomed home by Pa, as per the Biblical story. Why did she think life in Kingdom would be safe--after the abrupt run from town several years ago? Now the single mom carries moral & legal baggage. Readers will forgive Lizzie's indiscretions and fall and fall in love with Charity faster than her fictional grandparents.

A Christian novel showing God is bigger than fundamentalist elders. But would God allow romance into a life filled with so much trouble? Lizzie fiercely angered her dad, but would he kill? A many layered piecing of suspense, not unlike the stitching of a...sure, Mennonite's quilt!
Man-lit alert: the last chapter gets a bit chic-lit `romancie', but then, by that time you've fallen in love with Lizzie and Charity yourself. If I already didn't have the best REAL wife in the world, I'd have married this fictional wayward gal myself.
Author Mehl's no beginner. She knows how to mix murder, suspense, adventure, characters, and romance to Mennonite perfection.
Amish readers will like this.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I gave this book 1 star for the loving religious beliefs. Cora and Ruth were wonderful characters, but not truly believable. Lizzie and Charity were completely unbelievable. Their conversations were stiff and borderline ridiculous. People just don't talk like this! 6 year olds don't act like this! Naps? Falling asleep after dinner? Coloring ALL day? Calling a man she just met a Prince and telling him her mother has been waiting for him? Seriously? Relationships went too fast, and weren't cultivated. I'm surprised at all the 5 star reviews. The author could have described a lot of thoughts, feelings, etc.. instead used redundant commentary and voiced every thought any of the characters had.. I'm shocked that Lizzie ever fell for a guy who was "all about the money" and didn't have the sense to see through him. And does she not even know her own father well enough not to question him about a mans death? Glad this was free on Amazon.. Decent story, just poorly written.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Inescapable (Road to Kingdom) (Volume 1)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Inescapable (Road to Kingdom) (Volume 1)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: amish quilt, amish fiction, grace livingston hill books, amish romance