Friday, February 14, 2014

Book Review - A Promise Kept


God was going to save her marriage, Allison was sure of it. But neither her husband nor her marriage had been saved.

What had become of His promise?

Tony Kavanagh had been Allison's dream-come-true. They were in love within days, engaged within weeks, married and pregnant within a year. Her cup bubbled over with joy . . . but years later, that joy had been extinguished by unexpected trials.

The day Allison issued her husband an ultimatum, she thought it might save him. She never expected he would actually leave. She was certain God had promised to heal; it was clear that she'd misunderstood.

Now, living in the quiet mountain cabin she inherited from her single, self-reliant Great Aunt Emma, Allison must come to terms with her grief and figure out how to adapt to small town life. But when she finds a wedding dress and a collection of journals in Emma's attic, a portrait of her aunt emerges that takes Allison completely by surprise: a portrait of a heartbroken woman surprisingly like herself.

As Allison reads the incredible story of Emma's life in the 1920s and 1930s, she is forced to ask a difficult question: Does she really surrender every piece of her life to the Lord?

Drawing from her own heart-wrenching story of redemption, A Promise Kept is Robin Lee Hatcher's emotionally charged thanksgiving to a God who answers prayers---in His own time and His own ways.


Robin is the author of 65+ novels and novellas. Her home is in Idaho, where she spends her time writing stories of faith, courage, and love; pondering the things of God; and loving her family and friends.

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I am a huge Robin Lee Hatcher fan and this book is one of her best, in my humble opinion.

I really loved how the story is set in modern times yet takes us back to the 1920's as Allison, the main character, reads her great Aunt Emma's story through her journals.

Allison finally gives her alcoholic husband an ultimatum and is shocked when he actually asks for a divorce. She moves to her great Aunt's cabin and is transported back into her aunt's life, which brings some healing and clarity into her own life.

I really loved the the theme of grace, forgiveness and faith as Allison learns to trust God even when He doesn't answer her prayers as she wants. She sees how He has a wonderful plan for her life and that she can trust Him through all her trials.

This book is one that is hard to put down. I found myself wanting to know what happens in both Allison and Emma's life and just enjoyed the whole story so much! The book is extremely emotional and the characters and story will draw you in and keep you there long after you turn the last page. You'll love this book as much as I did, I'm sure!!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie


  1. Hope you are feeling well. :) Prayers are continuing.

    How do you go about getting books to review? This book sounds really good. I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the review. :)


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