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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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you follow my reviews regularly, you will know that I occasionally highlight a book that touched me very deeply, and this is one such book. In fact, I cannot think of a single criticism of the book. When I was almost done, I was disappointed that the ending was going to be standard for a Christian romance, but then I threw away that mindset and found myself crying at the ending. Books that can genuinely bring me to tears are rare, but this one did.
I was captivated by the writing style. Robin Lee Hatcher chose to tell the story concurrently from three different time periods–Great Aunt Emma and Allie during her marriage and after her divorce. I never got lost, and I often looked forward to hearing more from her Great Aunt. It seems that Hatcher always hated the story at the right time–she left me hanging on several occasions. I was not always certain what would happen next, and the secrets that were revealed astounded me in the extreme.
The Christian message was strong and was woven beautifully into the narrative. More than once, the gospel message was stated. Not only that, but the Christians featured in the book made some serious errors, and God still saw them through. They may have walked away for a time, but God always drew them back. And He was content to wait until they came back of their own volition.
The personal impact of this story upon my heart and emotions was stronger than I thought it would be. I am a nine-year divorcée myself, and I could sympathize with Emma and Allie to a degree. There were a few times that I had to set the book aside as I faced emotions and thoughts that had long lay dormant. God even spoke to me as I immersed myself in Allie’s tale. The author’s purpose in writing this came across–God always answers but not always in the way we expect. What a glorious promise! No sappiness in this romance. In fact, it was sometimes almost too real.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.