Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review of THE PROMISE, Kindle HDX Giveaway from @BethWiseman!

About the book: 

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 fulfill 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: 

This was a very interesting story, but also very frustrating.  I couldn't believe how naive Mallory was to trust a man she didn't know, though I admired the lengths she went to to save a life.  Since it's inspired by actual events, I can't complain too much about the plot or her choices.  For spiritual content, the story had Tate and his mother as Catholic and talked about prayer and God a lot, yet Tate and Mallory were sleeping together. I was disappointed in that conflict between his faith and actions.  There were some Muslims who were more radical and others who picked and chose what they wanted to believe.  One couple was sleeping together and another husband was abusive.  It was very clear the sort of attitude the radical Muslim had toward women.  I didn't like that the word b**ches was used, but I'm glad that the story didn't get graphic.  I liked that there was a discussion about some of the differences between Christianity and Islam and that Allah and God are not the same god.  I liked learning about what life and culture was like in Pakistan. The story got pretty suspenseful near the end when Mallory realized what kind of situation she had gotten herself into.  Overall, I thought it was okay.  You might like it if you like realistic stories.

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author: 

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on multiple Bestseller lists. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series--Seek Me With All Your Heart--was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth lives in Texas with her family.

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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.

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