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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Promise (by Beth Wiseman) takes your breath away!

My Thoughts:

The Promise begins with exactly that- a promise.  Saving a life is Mallory Hammond's obsession due to the fact that she couldn't save her cousin's life years ago.  In order to move on with her other dreams she simply must complete this precious task- no matter what the cost.  The opportunity presents itself, but not in the way that Mallory ever imagined.  In order to save a life she must also be able to save her own.  The Promise is a heart-pounding, pulse racing story (based on actual events) involving love, lies and make your blood run cold danger.  At times I had to put the book down just to catch my breath!  I was blown away by the dedication (and naivete) of the main character, Mallory Hammond.  At the same time I was disgusted and saddened to read of the horrible way human beings can treat one another when it's "accepted" and even embraced in another culture.  The Promise is eye-opening and(Made my think of the movie Not Without my Daughter with Sally Field) terrifying, yet kindness and love are ever present.  An incredible book and one that you won't soon forget!

About the book: 

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 fulfill 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?

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/CP8sr 

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.

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In a daring new novel, Beth Wiseman jumps way outside the box. The Promise will take readers far away from Amish country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by actual events, this is the book Beth has been working toward for a long time.


Curious? Click here to read the reviews, and be sure to enter Beth's Kindle HDX giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX

  • The Promise by Beth Wiseman

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 9th. Winner will be announced November 10th here.

*I was given this book by Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


Mary Ann Potter said...

This book sounds exciting. I always enjoy your reviews, and your author info is nice to see. Even though these aren't books I'd choose, I love your enthusiasm for reading. Sending blessings!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

That does sound very exciting. I love those books you have to put down to catch your breath.