Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Promise Kept By Robin Lee Hatcher

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.
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Robin is the author of 70+ 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. Please note that the list of her books on Amazon includes novels released in the general romance market from 1984 to 1999. Her faith-based fiction has been published from 1999 to present. She no longer recommends her older fiction. Purchase used books with caution.

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I don't normally enjoy books that jump from one time period to anther time period but this book was really good. Each chapter was a different time period from Aunt Emma and Allison but I really enjoyed the present chapters which were Allison's story.
I am sure that you will love how the story ends. I was so happy!
It also touches on a drinking problem and the author shows us how with God anything is possible.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I have this one on my list! Thanks for your review of it Mary!

    Judy B

  2. I love Robin Lee's books. This looks like another good one. Thanks for the great review, Mary.

  3. I have read to many wonderful things about this book. I would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity.

  4. Interesting review Mary. Thank you for all you do.

  5. A Promise Kept sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a wonderful week.

  6. This sounds like a very good book. Thanks for you great review of it.

  7. Great review, Mary. I have this book in the TBR pile. I'm not a fan of skipping back and forth between time periods either, but I've seen some pretty good reports on this book.

  8. Mary, your review makes this book interesting to me. I would love to win Robin's book. Thanks, Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  9. Love any thing by Robin Lee Hatcher she is a AWESOME writer .Blessings ,DanaGirl

  10. I have not read any of her books. I love history books. This one sounds great!

    Thanks for great review. This ok is now on my list

    Cathy Weber

  11. Thanks for the review, Mary!

    I read Robin's testimony - which was the inspiration for "A Promise Kept", and it was so touching, and inspiring! I love books that deal with real problems that we, as readers, can identify with. I would love to read "A Promise Kept"!

    Bonnie Roof