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January 15, 2015

THE PROMISE by Beth Wiseman



Mallory's search for happiness leads her to a  faraway place.  There she finds heartache, betrayal -- and danger.
(from back of book)


THE PROMISE
by
Beth Wiseman



Product Details


INTRO (FROM AMAZON)
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 fulfi ll 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?
“Takes readers to a place where promises mean something very different than expected, and where her protagonist realizes that the life that needs saving is her own. . . . Wiseman draws readers into a world of deception, danger, and defiance. Readers will feel the anguish of Mallory’s loved ones as they pray for her to make it home.” —Booklist 

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AUTHOR
Beth Wiseman 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 the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. 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 is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2018, and she has published twelve novels and nine novellas to date.

As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.

Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary--Need You Now--released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her next non-Amish contemporary--The House that Love Built--which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed.

In a daring new novel, Beth 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, Beth believes this is the book she's been working toward for a long time.

Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs, two cats, and two potbellied pigs. When she's not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family. You can find Beth at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook where she interacts with readers or visit bethwiseman.com to learn more about Beth and her books.
 

















REVIEW

Beth Wiseman is a wonderful writer.  THE PROMISE by  her leaves you wanting more as you turn the pages. I felt as I read that I knew so much about the characters. I, as the reader, could feel their emotions.  They were like friends.  Tate and Mallory could have been your next door neighbors. They were residents of Houston, TX which, for a lot of readers, put them as neighbors.

As you open the book you are going on a journey right along with Mallory. She had a promise to fulfill and I was right along with her, helping her along. I felt sad for her since she was having such a struggle with her faith along her journey.  Spirituality is a big part of this book.  I, as a reader, learned along with her as she struggled on her journey.

The book is one of those that you can't lay down, even for a minute.  As you turn the pages, you are so anxious to know what will happen next.  The story was interesting, scary, awful and so much more.  Where would Mallory find love?  Would the promise be taken care of?  Would an enemy become a friend or stay an enemy?  Then we have Tate,  what will become of Tate? this is a book that is a keeper. Don't miss out!


I was given a complimentary copy of THE PROMISE from the author, Beth Wiseman and BookLookers for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

 LINKS
Thomas Nelson 
Gayle's Blog 
BETH WISEMAN 
AMAZON BUY LINK 
BOOKLOOK BLOGGERS 
GAYLE'S REVIEW ON AMAZON 

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