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February 5, 2014

A PROMISE KEPT by Robin Lee Hatcher

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RATED 4 ROSETTES
 
A PROMISE KEPT
by
ROBIN LEE HATCHER
 A Promise Kept
 Kindle HDX Giveaway
and
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 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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  • A story that will resonate in the hearts\' of women


     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!

    OVERVIEW 

    (from Litfuse Publicity Group)

    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.
    • Paperback: 304 pages
    • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 7, 2014)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1401687652
    • ISBN-13: 978-1401687656

     REVIEW

     This is a story of love, heartbreak and redemption. Author, Robin Hatcher's, A PROMISE KEPT, is her latest story which is an Award -winning book.

    I believe this was a look inside the author, herself. I find that that may have been terribly hard to do.Ms. Hatcher includes part of her own experience with divorce. You can't get any more realistic than that. This story is not where everyone lived happily ever after. I thought of my own divorce and how it was so different than Ms. Hatcher's.  She is a strong woman to write such a personal thing.

    The author wrote a fast paced, well written, well described book The topics that the reader travels through are not light, easy ones.  They are quite the opposite.  They are heavy topics, but the way Ms. Hatcher wrote in the troubling topics of divorce and alcoholism made you think. They didn't make your soul feel heavy.  It was just trying to understand how they affected the characters.

     I liked both the past, Emma's story and the present, Allison's story.  I believe I like the past a little better.  I felt Ms. Hatcher was part of both of them and in turn making that connection to the reader.

    I found that between the past, Emma and the present, Allison both women trusted in God and followed his words, only to find out that sometimes he has a different plan for us than what we may want.

    Even though at times we think we are alone, we aren't.  All we have to do is talk to God and tell him our worries and then listen, really listen to him.

    YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!
    I received a complimentary copy of A PROMISE KEPT by Robin Lee Hatcher from Litfuse Publicity Group/Thomas Nelson for my honest opinion.  No other compensation took place. 

    I rated this book 4 Rosettes.

 

 AUTHOR

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. She discovered her vocation after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. Winner of the Christy, the RITA, the Carol, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and many other awards, Robin is also a recipient of the prestigious RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of 70 novels and novellas with over five million copies in print.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. Her main hobby (when time allows) is knitting, and she has a special love for making prayer shawls. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with Poppet, the high-maintenance Papillon, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).

 A MORE PERSONAL BIOGRAPHYRobin Lee Hatcher
I’m often asked if I always wanted to be a writer. The answer is, no, I didn’t, although I loved books and stories even before I could read. In fact, I went to my first day of first grade with only one goal in mind — learn to read. When they didn’t teach me how that very first day, I told my mom there was no point in going back. Fortunately, my mom knew who was boss, and I did go back to school.

When I was young, what I wanted to be most in all the world was a movie star. I’m sure my closest friends all nod their heads when I say this, knowing my theatrical nature. I took ballet for seven years, and I was in various theater productions, both in school and as a young adult.

My storytelling career began in grade school when I told my fifth grade friends that my mother was born in a covered wagon while coming west on the Oregon Trail. It seemed plausible. My mother was, after all, 47 years old at the time. My word! Had they even invented the wheel when she was born? (Mom lived to be 96, so I had plenty of time to realize how young she was at 47!)

Fast forward to high school. I was a compulsive writer, scribbling stories and poetry in notebooks and on binders. This wasn’t work. This was fun! Writing could transport me to any place, any time. How cool. I am also a lover of horses and bought my first horse when I was fifteen. I spent many years thereafter riding, competing, and raising them.

Marriage and family filled the decade of my twenties. I read voraciously. I daydreamed. In my mind, I reworked the endings of both movies and books any time they didn’t suit me. I performed with a Christian theater troupe. Then I got an idea for a story, a Gone With The Wind type saga. I talked about it with others for about six months. Finally, I sat down and began to write. I wrote long hand on yellow legal pads and typed the pages on the office Selectric typewriter during lunch hours and coffee breaks. Nine months later, I had a book, and a little over two years after that, it was published.

The rest, as they say, is history. After nine years of writing whenever I could find a spare moment, I quit my day job the month my ninth novel was released in order to write full time and have been at it ever since. These days, the nest is empty. My daughters are grown with families of their own.

Life isn’t always easy, but God is always good.

I am blessed, indeed.

 LINKS


http://bemiown.blogspot.com 

http://litfusegroup.com/author/RHatcher

http://www.robinleehatcher.com

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18126901-a-promise-kept

http://www.shelfari.com/books/36452472/A-Promise-Kept

http://www.amazon.com/Promise-Kept-Robin-Lee-Hatcher/dp/1401687652

http://www.novelcrossing.com/book/promise-19191


1 comment:

Robin Lee Hatcher said...

Thanks so much for featuring A PROMISE KEPT on your blog. I'm delighted to know you enjoyed the book.