About the book: 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.
~ The book seemed plausible, like it could really have happened.
~ I was immediately drawn into the stories. Allison's current life and her past, and Emma's past.
~ Switching back and forth in time and in person kept me interested and alert.
~ I felt peaceful as I read this novel. I like things that make me feel peaceful.
~ The descriptions of the Aunt Emma's house and the town made me want to pack up and move to Idaho, mountains, snow and all.
~ Since mourning and grieving are central to the book's theme of redemption, my heart was touched.
~ I really liked Susan, Allison's Christian friend, who spoke truth and scripture into her life. It spoke to me as well.
~ I really appreciated the short chapters, just two or three pages most of the time. That works very well for snatch reading whenever I can snatch a few moments.
~ I have a better understanding of the struggles of a woman who is married to an alcoholic.
~ I will look for books by Robin Lee Hatcher to read in the future.
~ 5 Stars because I just enjoyed it.Meet the author: 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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