Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Promise- Book Review

The Promise
The Promise
Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger.
Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.
Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart’s desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfi ll her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.
Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love?
My Review:
I have read two other books by  Beth Wiseman and she has never disappointed as an author. "The Promise" is no exception to her high standards and wonderful novels as a writer. The Story of Mallory grips the reader, especially as a female reader who begins to understand how different the American culture is from a Islamic society. When Mallory decides to follow her heart, despite being begged by Tate not to go to go a dangerous part of the world, Mallory won't hear of it because she needs to know, she needs to fulfill her dreams and the missing part of her heart. Mallory's story is one of compassion, reality, courage and overcoming the impossible. This book is inspiring, will put you in tears, is heartbreaking and after reading the authors notes in the end, this novel is based on actual events. Crazy! If you don't read this book, you will be missing one of the top 10 books of the year in my opinion!

About the Author:
Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on multiple Bestseller lists. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series--"Seek Me With All Your Heart"--was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth lives in Texas with her family.


Bari said...

Sounds like a good book. I should really read more.

Beth Wiseman said...

Thank you for this lovely review. :)

Sarah said...

Thank you Beth for stopping by. It was my pleasure and it was a wonderful book. You're a very talented writer.