Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Promise Kept Book Review

I have a great story to share with you called A Promise Kept written by Robin Lee Hatcher.
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 thoughts:

This is a truly heartwarming story about faith and finding one's way back to God. It is about a woman who leaves her husband after he becomes an alcoholic and she moves into her great aunt's cabin in Boise. She does have a grown daughter who lives in Texas named Meredith, who does visit her from time to time.

The main focus however, is on Allie and her reading her great aunt's letters. Through these letters, she begins to understand and see things that she did not see before. She re-connects with the church while living in the cabin. She has her dog, Gizmo and her church and that is enough for awhile.

But, there comes a day when questions are asked and she must decide what to do. Will she take Tony, the love of her life back? Will she accept what God is telling her?

We all have trials in this life and we must all at some point decide to forgive and get on with our lives. Hopefully, the choice that we make is the right one. I know after spending many years spinning my wheels, God does work in mysterious ways and you end up where you should have been all along.

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.