“The Promise” is a contemporary Christian novel that takes the reader on an emotional joyride. From high points that include the second honeymoon in Italy to celebrate the recently restored marriage of Jim and Marilyn Anderson to low points as their son Tom’s marriage to Jean is threatened by his lies, this story realistically documents a crucial period in the lives of the Anderson family. With excellent advice from Uncle Henry and the willingness of other characters, especially Jim and Tom, to own their past mistakes, “The Promise” is a novel that illustrates not only what not to do in a marriage but steps that can be taken to restore and heal after mistakes have been made.  I liked the emphasis on turning it all over to God rather than trying to handle it alone.

“The Promise” is like a manual on relationships in novel form written with Dan’s unique style and Gary’s wealth of knowledge and experience. Many situations in the plot could have been drawn from the lives of people who surround us, especially job loss or financial difficulties. The narrative was easily read and would be an excellent gift for those who struggle with any of the problems within its pages. “The Promise” totally lives up to the series name because restoration is the goal and final result. I highly recommend this book.

This book was provided for review by
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

The PromiseOne home, two hearts, and the power of a promise kept . . .
For the last five months, Tom Anderson has been without a job, a fact he’s been hiding from his wife Jean–and everyone else. He leaves each morning, pretending nothing has changed, and spends his disheartening day rotating through coffee shops and the library, using their wifi to search job listings online. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage.

But Tom’s not the only one hiding something. Jean Anderson has a secret of her own–one that will seriously complicate their situation. Will the promises they made on their wedding day hold firm?

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Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell,
a division of Baker Publishing Group

What critics are saying about the Restoration Series:

“Readers will definitely come away satisfied and shedding tears at the end.”–Publishers Weekly


“Readers will be totally drawn in to [the Andersons’] emotional journey.”–Booklist


“Married and engaged couples will benefit from this story that beautifully illustrates the effort–and God’s grace–necessary to bring healing to a marriage and family.”–CBA Retailers+Resources


“With sympathetic characters and an uplifting ending, this is sure to please.”–Library Journal



Dan WalshDan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance with Gary Smalley, The Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary SmalleyGary Smalley is one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as OprahLarry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury and The Dance with Dan Walsh. Gary and his wife Norma have been married for 49 years and live in Missouri.