I always enjoy novels by Robin Lee Hatcher. It doesn’t matter if a book is one of her sometimes humorous western romances, a more serious historical novel, or one of her contemporary novels – they are ALL good. “A Promise Kept” is just a bit different from the others I have read. A contemporary novel, it is a more personal story that draws inspiration from events in the author’s own life. It is a book that could touch and perhaps encourage those whose lives have been broken by addiction or divorce.
After an unwanted divorce Allison Kavanaugh moves into the somewhat isolated cabin left to her by her great-aunt Emma. Although needing time to heal, Allison makes new friends and soon feels a part of her new community. When she discovers an old wedding dress and a stack of journals in the attic, Allison begins to read her Aunt Emma’s thoughts on her life. Not only are some family secrets revealed, but Allison is encouraged by the wisdom she finds within the pages of the journals. As she attempts to hear what God wants from her, she finally realizes that His promises are always fulfilled.
“A Promise Kept” is actually two stories in one. As the reader walks through life with Allison, she is also gifted with the story of Emma both in narrative form and through various journal entries. I loved the way that both Allison and Emma’s prayers for their husbands were answered in such realistic ways.
Written in a thoroughly engaging manner, “A Promise Kept” does not avoid the difficult questions about divorce, alcoholism, domestic abuse, and where God is in the midst of it. I enthusiastically recommend this book.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
Download an excerpt from “A Promise Kept” HERE.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. She discovered her vocation after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. Winner of the Christy, the RITA, the Carol, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and many other awards, Hatcher is also a recipient of the prestigious RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of 70 novels and novellas with more than five million copies in print.
Hatcher’s own experience being married to an alcoholic led her down an unexpected path. Her divorce, though painful, strengthened her faith and gave God the opportunity to save not only her husband but her marriage as well. Their reconciliation became the answer to prayer Hatcher had been waiting for and it became part of the deeply personal story she wanted to share with her readers in A Promise Kept.
Hatcher enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. Her main hobby (when time allows) is knitting, and she has a special love for making prayer shawls. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband, Jerry, make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with Poppet, the high-maintenance Papillon and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).
Robin Lee Hatcher’s A PROMISE KEPT Kindle HDX Giveaway and Facebook Party!
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