Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher

About the Book:

Genre: Contemporary with Historical mixed in

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 Review: 

4 Stars

There is something about a Robin Lee Hatcher book that I know it will be super enjoyable to read but also a quick read. It is that perfect kind of book when life is busy and hard to find time to soak in a long book. She writes both in the contemporary and historical genres but this book merged both together which I always find enjoyable. I enjoy seeing how the past and present work together to form a fantastic story.

I had a hard time deciding which story line I enjoyed better but in the end I just loved Emma's story and would have loved a whole book just about her. I enjoyed the whole story and just loved the ending. The books message of surrendering everything to God is one we all need to hear over and over again, what a hard thing to do but also what amazing things come out of it when we do.

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