Amber Miller’s first novel, Promises, Promises addresses a question many of us have struggled with at one time or another. Where is God when I am hurting? When tragedy strikes, Raelene feels as though God has stopped caring for her; He has abandoned her. Left with not only her grief but also the weighty responsibilities of her farm, Raelene struggles to determine if everything she has been raised to believe is really true. Through her pain and confusion, the overseer of her farm – though at times enfuriating – becomes a trusted friend and even more. . .
Promises, Promises is a great reminder of the fact that God is always with us, even in the face of tragedy and pain. He is indeed the only One who will never break His promises.
I appreciated the historical aspect of the book and enjoyed how Ms. Miller incorporated a portion of a message from Jonathan Edwards into the text. Without wanting to give any part of the plot away, the section where Raelene is listening to that message is probably my favorite part of the book.
Overall it is a great debut novel for Amber Miller. I will say that I did find the plot a bit predictable, but it is still an enjoyable book to read and the message is an important one. I look forward to seeing what she does with her next novel!
Order Promises, Promises
Amber’s second book, Quills and Promises is also available now here!
Visit the other sites on the Promises, Promises tour (some of them have giveaways)!
Long and Short Reviews http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com
with Carolyn http://www.quiettimewithcarolyn.com/Serenity
at Squirrel’s Treehouse http://scrollsquirrel.blogspot.com
July 21 – Camy Tang at Camy’s Loft http://camytang.blogspot.com
That & The Other Thing – http://jenniferallee.blogspot.com
Reading, Writing and the Stuff In-Between http://www.trishperry.com
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