Monday, June 17, 2013
THE PROMISE BOX by Tricia Goyer
With her heart - and her loyalty - on the line, can she let true love in her life?
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?
Book two in the series has editor, Lydia Wyse, returning home to her Amish roots to bury her mother and to comfort her father. While going through her mother's things she finds a Promise Box full of prayers and scriptures and letters written to her. As she reads them she is aches for the Amish life again. Her editor insists the items in the box would make a great book! Lydia has to make a decision...giving up all she has worked so hard for isn't an easy one to make.
This is such a beautiful story, so inspiring, and heartwarming. Goyer is so very talented. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good love story.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.