Wednesday, October 22, 2014

{{Book Review}} The Promise

Most authors draw from life experience when writing a book. However, for best-selling authorBeth Wiseman, the inspiration forThe Promise came from encounters most readers could never imagine happening in their own lives. Inspired by actual events, Wiseman describes her latest release as the largest project she has undertaken since her first book was published in 2008. 

Mallory Hammond is determined not to let her boyfriend, parents, or anyone else get in the way of her #1 goal---to save a life. She had that chance when she was a teenager, and the opportunity slipped away, leaving a void she's desperate to fill. Then a new friend she met online offers her the chance she's dreamed of. But she'll have to leave behind everyone she loves to take it.

Tate Webber has loved Mallory for years. He understands that Mallory's free spirit has to fly, and when he gives her the space she needs, he hopes that when she lands, the two of them will be in the same place and can marry at last.

In a bold move---and with lots of resistance from Tate and those closest to her---Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfill her dream. Tate begs her not to go, but Mallory embarks on the dangerous journey to Pakistan anyway, only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. Her new friend isn't who he says he is. And Mallory can only pray she'll make it out alive.

*My Review*
This is the first book that I have read by Beth Wiseman. It didn't take me long to see that Beth has a way of not only telling a story but also draws the reader in to feel what her characters do and experience the world through their eyes. In The Promise she takes this gift to a totally new level in reminding us that no matter where we might be in this big ol' world we are never too far from love and protection of Jesus.

The Promise centers around two characters: Mallory Hammond and Tate Webber. They are both on a mission, but soon their lives take them in different directions with what seems like impossible situations. Will they be able to fulfill their purposes and find each other again?

This is definitely a book that makes you examine the limitations of man and the limitless power of of Christ. I recommend this book to all who like a good read! 

{{Meet The Author}}
Beth Wiseman is a Carol Award Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Winner, INSPY Winner, and the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list and the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list. She grew up in Houston, Texas and now resides in a small town west of Houston with a population of around 300. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two chickens and a pygmy goat. Her two grown sons also live in Texas. Beth has been writing in some capacity for most of her life. She's a former award-winning journalist with eleven honors, including 'First Place News Writing' for The Texas Press Association. However, writing love stories with a spiritual message is where her heart is. When Beth isn't writing (which is seldom these days) she enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, reading, or just settling in for a good movie. Her best times are spent with family and friends! 

Find Beth online: website

I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. 

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