Monday, 3 June 2013

Review - The Promise Box

The Promise Box
By Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub. Date: May 21, 2013
ISBN: 978-0310335122
Pages: 336
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Author Tricia Goyer is back with the second installment in the Seven Brides For Seven Bachelors series, which I received a free copy from Litfuse Publicity and Zondervan in exchange for my honest review.

The Promise Book takes place in the Amish community of West Kootenai, Montana, where single Amish men travel to and stay for six months, typically from the spring to the fall. These men are there to hunt, but the majority of them leave with brides.

Lydia Wise had left the Amish lifestyle years ago. She has been living in Seattle, Washington as a book editor, but she returns to Kootenai after her mother's death. While going through her mother's belongings, she discovers a Promise box containing scriptures and prayers that slowly brings her closer to her Amish heritage.

While taking a picture of the beautiful scenery, she has a not to friendly encounter with Amish bachelor Gideon Hooley, but before long there are sparks between them. Lydia wants to return to the Amish life, but the community may not forgive her past betrayal.

I read many Amish fiction titles each year and Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite authors of the genre. The Promise Box is a well written romantic sequel that is just as good as the first. I was hooked into the plot by the end of the first chapter. Overall, I enjoyed reading The Promise Box and I'm looking forward to book three.

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About the Author:

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by Tricia is also on the blogging team at, and other homeschooling and Christian sites. In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired.

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  1. I have only read a couple of Amish fiction titles, but I DID like the two I read. I'll have to look this author up. Thanks for the review!

  2. Wow! I posted this review in 2013, back when Litfuse Publicity Group was still in business. For some odd reason, my review has been getting quite a bit of pageviews this month.


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