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.

My Comments:  This book kept me engaged throughout.  I can’t relate to the main character as far as her exact experiences, but I could relate to the sentiment.  I would love to find journals of a relative who has gone on.  I know next to nothing about my heritage, and I didn’t even know my grandparents. So, the thought of actually reading a diary intrigues me.  The story went back and forth between Allison (the niece) in today’s time and her Aunt Emma (early 1900’s).  In many ways, life hasn’t changed, but then again the most striking difference is how women were treated then and how we are treated now. We really have made strides.  I like Robin Lee Hatcher’s writing style, and I appreciate that this book’s main character is in her forties.  Great story about God’s working in a family’s life.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

 

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