Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher

Allison was sure she had heard from God. He had promised He would save their marriage. Yet here she was, alone in the Idaho mountains in the cabin she had inherited from her great aunt Emma. Her alcoholic husband gone after she had given him the ultimatum. She had been so sure and now it seemed God had not kept His promise.

This is a great novel, a combination of a contemporary story with a historical one. After Allison gets settles in the cabin, she begins to explore the attic.
She finds journals her great aunt had kept. As Allison's story develops, we periodically read from Emma's journals. This technique of reading about Allison's life and Emma's life is perfectly done.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It is so well written. I felt like I really knew Allison as she struggled with her faith in God's promises. While she never looses her strong faith, she certainly questions how she hears from God. Her experience is so familiar. And I really enjoyed Emma's story. It was very interesting to see how a troubled marriage was dealt with in the 1920s and 30s.

Well written, a great story, well presented characters, all revolving around a committed Christian faith, this is a superb novel. I highly recommend it.

I am taking part of a blog tour of this book. You can read other reviews here.

Robin Lee Hatcher is a best-selling author known for her heartwarming stories of faith, courage, and love. She has won the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, to RT Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of over 60 novels. You can find out more about her and her books at http://www.robinleehatcher.com.

Thomas Nelson, 304 pages. You can purchase a copy here.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through the Litfuse Publicity Group for the purpose of this review.
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