Wednesday, October 29, 2014

THE PROMISE Kindle HDX Giveaway from @BethWiseman! W/#Review!!

The Promise

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?

MY REVIEW-Many of you know that I am not a big fan of Amish books. And Beth Wiseman is known for her books set in Amish land. But hew newest book is a departure from her regular genre and I decided to take the plunge and review it. I have very mixed feelings about this book so take a minute to read my thoughts.

The back of the book tells the plot a little differently than what happens but that is nothing major. But in the first couple chapters I was kind of wondering how the story would go. Unmarried people who are obviously sleeping together, a woman thinking that Allah and God are the same, etc. So I wanted to see how it would play out.

I liked a lot of the book and how the author teaches several lessons throughout. I read this to the end and I still have mixed feelings about the relationships. The Christian boyfriend tries to get Mallory to move in with him and at times you see him moving her to the bedroom, etc. And I understand real life situations and all but I felt uncomfortable having this in the book. I also was surprised at some of the language that was included. At one point the Islamic man calls two women a name that I was not expecting at all(swear word). He then implies something about a physical relationship that seemed out of place for a Christian novel. I see how the author was trying to portray things in Pakistan and all but still not something I wanted in my Christian book.

This is a book that delves into hard subjects and situations that are not that common. It was a very different plot than most books I read. I found it to be quite intriguing and I finished it in one day. I would have thoroughly loved it had it not been for the things mentioned above. I urge you to read the book yourself and come to your own conclusions. Hard to give a final say on this multi-layered novel.


In a daring new novel, Beth Wiseman 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, this is the book Beth has been working toward for a long time.


Curious? Click here to read the reviews, and be sure to enter Beth's Kindle HDX giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX

  • The Promise by Beth Wiseman

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 9th. Winner will be announced November 10th here.


**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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