The Promise by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

promiseThe Promise

by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley

One home, two hearts, and the power of a promise kept . . .

For the last five months, Tom Anderson has been without a job, a fact he’s been hiding from his wife Jean–and everyone else. He leaves each morning, pretending nothing has changed, and spends his disheartening day rotating through coffee shops and the library, using their wifi to search job listings online. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage.

But Tom’s not the only one hiding something. Jean Anderson has a secret of her own–one that will seriously complicate their situation. Will the promises they made on their wedding day hold firm?

What critics are saying about the Restoration Series:

“Readers will definitely come away satisfied and shedding tears at the end.”–Publishers Weekly

“Readers will be totally drawn in to [the Andersons’] emotional journey.”–Booklist

“Married and engaged couples will benefit from this story that beautifully illustrates the effort–and God’s grace–necessary to bring healing to a marriage and family.”–CBA Retailers+Resource

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My Review:  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

I loved the first novel of this series, The Dance, so I was looking forward to reading The Promise. I love the storyline. Tom is out of work and has lied to his parents and wife about it for five months. As his finances and lies unravel, he wants to come clean. But he’s afraid of the ramifications. This is a great story about redemption and restoration of relationships. The only thing I didn’t like about The Promise is that, at times, the authors pushed the points they wanted to make, and it came across as preachy. That being said, the story was so good, I could easily overlook the preachiness.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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