Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Review: A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher (Litfuse Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Title: A Promise Kept
Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 296
ISBN: 978-1-4016-8765-6
Publication Date: January 7th, 2014

Synopsis:
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.
Review:
A Promise Kept was a story I couldn't put down. This was a story I connected with. And few times, I could replace a character with myself, well with my old self. A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher offered a glimpse into the life of divorce, but not just one angle, but two. It is an uplifting and a reminder that God keeps his promises to us, sometimes not in the way we imagined, but He does.

Allison is in her forties, divorced, moving into her great-aunt Emma's old cabin in the woods. This cabin has always been a vacation spot for the family and a time to visit with the family's favorite single, self reliant aunt. Now, the cabin is Allison's. Left to her before her aunt passed away. It is now Allison's permanent home, after she gave up what was her family's home in the divorce.

As Allison settles in, she discovers in the attic, some old trunks that belonged to her aunt. As she looks through keepsakes, she stumbles upon her aunt's old journals. In doing so, Allison uncovers an old, long buried family secret. Through this secret, Allison finds a connection with her Great Aunt Emma.

The connection I felt in this story is that to Allison's great aunt Emma. Her story though based in the 1920's and 1930's resonates with today. It is a timeless tale, Allison's tale as well, unfortunately. As the story unfolds, even tough God doesn't seem like he's around starts presenting Himself, a little bit at a time and as hearts are opened to hear Him, His way becomes more visible.

Robin Lee Hatcher wrote a wonderful story. A Promise Kept is based off of her own experiences, and what a wonderful testament this book is. Divorce isn't the end, even though it isn't something you hoped for or wanted. Divorce can be just the beginning that is needed to lead you down the path that God has for you.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About 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.

Find out more about Robin Lee at http://robinleehatcher.com.




Giveaway:

Don't miss Robin Lee Hatcher's stunning new novel, A Promise KeptRobin is celebrating with a fun giveaway and an encouraging Facebook Author Chat Party.
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 One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 6th. Winner will be announced at the "A Promise Kept" Facebook Author Chat Party on the 6th. Connect with Robin and friends for an evening of encouraging book chat, prizes, and an exclusive look at Robin's next book!

So grab your copy of A Promise Kept and join Robin on the evening of February 6th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on 2/6!


Thank you to Litfuse and Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest opinion.

3 comments:

Jamie Lapeyrolerie said...

I'm so bummed I missed this Litfuse tour request (not sure what happened), but I've heard so many awesome things about this one! I definitely want to read it!

Kate said...

Jamie, It was a good story. I'm sorry you missed out on the tour. :-( I hope you get to read it soon!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I am itching to read this one!!!! So glad you liked it.