My Thoughts About the Book:
Absolutely spectacular. Inspiring and completely intimate. Deep. Powerful. Raw. Emotional and just, as one of my friends would say, sublime. Untangling the complicated lives of Tony & Allison Kavanagh was real, messy and hard at times, but so is real life, isn’t it? The richness of the characters immediately endeared them to me and their up and down battle to save and even let go of their marriage was gut-wrenchingly honest.
The cherry on top of this beautiful mess was winding through the pages of Allison’s great aunt Emma’s life. The stories we think we know from our family and their past meets head on with the truth written in the diaries that Emma wrote of her life in the 20’s and 30’s. Emma’s story helps Allison to heal from her own failed marriage, find peace in her life and then…also well, I guess you are just going to have to pick up a copy and find out for yourself.
On a personal note, I just have to say that as someone who uses words, stories and speaks for a living I was absolutely riveted at how wonderfully transparent Robin Lee Hatcher is with sharing her story through the pages of this book as well. Grace, grace, grace my friends…His grace is so good. Enjoy! ~ Melissa
About the Book:
God was going to save her marriage, Allison was sure of it. But neither her husband nor her marriage had been saved.
What had become of His promise?
Tony Kavanagh had been Allison’s dream-come-true. They were in love within days, engaged within weeks, married and pregnant within a year. Her cup bubbled over with joy . . . but years later, that joy had been extinguished by unexpected trials.
The day Allison issued her husband an ultimatum, she thought it might save him. She never expected he would actually leave. She was certain God had promised to heal; it was clear that she’d misunderstood.
Now, living in the quiet mountain cabin she inherited from her single, self-reliant Great Aunt Emma, Allison must come to terms with her grief and figure out how to adapt to small town life. But when she finds a wedding dress and a collection of journals in Emma’s attic, a portrait of her aunt emerges that takes Allison completely by surprise: a portrait of a heartbroken woman surprisingly like herself.
As Allison reads the incredible story of Emma’s life in the 1920s and 1930s, she is forced to ask a difficult question: Does she really surrender every piece of her life to the Lord?
Drawing from her own heart-wrenching story of redemption, A Promise Kept is Robin Lee Hatcher’s emotionally charged thanksgiving to a God who answers prayers—in His own time and His own ways.
If you are interested, then you can purchase a copy here: http://ow.ly/sK3Ti
Meet the author:
Robin is the author of 65+ novels and novellas. Her home is in Idaho, where she spends her time writing stories of faith, courage, and love; pondering the things of God; and loving her family and friends.
Learn more about Robin at: http://www.robinleehatcher.com
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