Every so often a book comes along that seems to have the power to connect to several generations from many walks of life and this book does exactly that. While the story centered around Allison, a woman in her 40's trying to start over after a recent divorce, we catch glimpses into the life of her Aunt Emma. Emma was her great aunt who left Allison her cabin in the mountains close to Kings Meadow. It was this home that Allison made her own when she decided to start fresh in the aftermath of her divorce. Throughout the story we witness both Allison and Emma's desire to trust God and cling to him no matter the situation. Both women grow stronger in their faith despite the hardships both endure. I hate to say more for fear of giving away the story but I will say this: even if you can't personally relate to the particular challenges faced by Emma and Allison I believe we can all relate to the affect that our family has on us even a couple of generations later. I really enjoyed this book and I can't recommend it enough.
Book DescriptionGod 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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