Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Promise Kept

I had the opportunity to read and Review "A Promise Kept" by Robin Lee Thatcher. This was my first opportunity to read one of her books. I have heard a lot of great things about her books, so after finishing her book, I wasn't surprised, the rumors are true! This book was great! 

Allison had met the man of her dreams, Tony! They fell in love, were engaged and were then expecting a child. I know what you're thinking, TYPICAL chick flick book right? WRONG! I mean, it sounds great! It sounds all mushy and gushy, but it gets deep and real quick!

Their marriage, like most begin to face a circumstance that is difficult and horrific. Tony, her husband, is an alcoholic. She can no longer stand his behavior and gives him an ultimatum, which she thought would save their marriage, but he choose the bottle. He walked out and she clearly believed that God was going to heal their marriage. They go through a divorce and Allison inherits a Cabin in Idaho.
A Promise Kept
The Cabin belongs to her Great Aunt Emma. She discover several of her Aunts journals and begins to read them. As she reads them, she discovers God's grace and his compassion. She learns that to trust God and to "Let go" of her marriage, even when at times she wasn't sure if she could trust him. 

The story also throws a twist when her mother insists that another man likes her when she is just recently divorced, I wasn't sure what that was going to be about and where that was going to take Allison. 

I'm not going to give much more about this book away, I feel like you have got a good synopsis of the story, I may have already given too much away. 

My personal thoughts:

I enjoyed this book. This is one of those books where you see God writing the story even when you don't see it. It's like he is slowly weaving the tapestry into something beautiful, but you can't see the whole scene yet. I love how at the end of the story, the tapestry turns into something beautiful. It is written in small chapters when Allison discovers Emma's journals, we are able to read those entries and then it flips back to Allison. I like the writing style of it. I love the authenticity of Robin Lee Thatcher writing. 

I received this book free for my honest opinion. The thoughts and oponions here are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

Robin Lee Thatcher is the author of 65+ Novels! Her home is Idaho! To learn more about her, visit her here! To purchase you own copy or visit the authors blog you may also find this website to be very helpful!  Happy READING! 


Britt said...

I have read some of her books but probably 15 years ago.... I should check this one out!

Robin Lee Hatcher said...

Thanks so much for hosting A Promise Kept on your blog. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the book so much.

Robin Lee Hatcher

Sarah said...

Well, this was my first read by her and I loved it!! So great!

Sarah said...

Robin, thank you for taking the time to stop by! I love when authors do that!! So cool!

Susan P said...

Love Robin's books!