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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Book Review~The Promise Box

About The Promise Box (from the back cover): Every year, young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive ‘resident’ status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai, Montana to give comfort to her father after her mother’s death.
She is drawn back to the familiar Amish ways after finding her mother’s most precious possession, a Promise Box of prayers and scripture. What her publisher sees, though, is an opportunity for a sensational ‘tell-all’ book about the Amish. Lydia soon finds herself falling in love with Amish bachelor Gideon Hooley. She wants nothing more than to forget her past and look forward to a future as an Amish bride. Will the pain of her childhood—and her potential betrayal of her community—keep her from committing her whole heart?

What I Thought: If you've read my blog before, you know I love everything Amish!  Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite authors, and I've had the privilege this year to be part of her Launch Team, helping spread the word about the new books she is releasing.  The Promise Box is book 2 in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Series, and it is another hit by Tricia Goyer!  In case you are wondering if  you need to read the first book in the series, The Memory Jar, first, I definitely recommend you do because it is so good, but it is not necessary to be able to read and enjoy The Promise Box.

I enjoyed that the story was about a former Amish woman returning to the Amish after time in the English world.  It was very interesting to see how Lydia is treated in the community.  One of my favorite things about this book and series is the setting.  West Kootenai, Montana sounds like such a wonderful place to live high in the mountains, and the Amish are a bit more relaxed.  Once again, Tricia Goyer has done a  wonderful job with characters I felt like I got to know personally, and a storyline that is hard to put down! 

Purchase The Promise Box here.  Get more information and read more reviews about The Promise Box here. 

Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her lastest novel, The Promise Box (Zondervan), by hosting an Amish Baking Box giveaway and connecting with readers during her June 12th Book Chat Party!

One "promising" winner will receive:
  • Apron, hot mitts, and kitchen towels
  • Amish baking items (rolling pin, pie plate, etc...)
  • Sherry Gore's Simply Delicious Amish Cooking
  • The Memory Jar and The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 11th. Winner will be announced at the "The Promise Box" Facebook Author Chat Party on June 12th. Connect with Tricia for an evening of Amish fun - book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tricia will also share an exclusive look at the next book book in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Promise Box and join Tricia on the evening of June 12th 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 todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 12th!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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