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Saturday, 25 April 2015

The Promise by Beth Wiseman

The PromiseThe Promise by Beth Wiseman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I used to read a lot of Amish/Christian type reads, and when I saw a Beth Wiseman book on Net Galley I requested it, seeing as it was the kind of books I used to enjoy I thought I would travel back and read one of hers as I have read ones written by her previously.

I have to say though, this is NOT at all what I expected. The Beth Wiseman books I have previously enjoyed I cannot fault, but the topic in this one left me a bit 'yawny' and although I finished it from front page to last page, I can honestly say, I was glad when I closed my Kindle. I don't mean that to sound harsh, I just am telling it how I felt, I just didn't enjoy this one. I wanted to, I just couldn't.

Its sort of loosely based around facts of 9/11 talking of security and air travel.
Muslims and that sort of thing.

The basis of the story was good, the part where this Pakastan chap needed to get treatment for his 16 year old daughter was the best bit that stood out for me.

It just slipped and slide, I just couldn't focus.

I would like to thank Thomas Nelson--FICTION via Net galley for copy

Mallory's search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal--and danger. Can the only man she's ever loved rescue her before it's too late? Mallory Hammond is determined not to let her boyfriend, parents, or anyone else get in the way of her #1 goal--to save a life. She had that chance when she was a teenager, and the opportunity slipped away, leaving a void she's desperate to fill. Then a new friend she met online offers her the chance she's dreamed of. But she'll have to leave behind everyone she loves to take it. Tate Webber has loved Mallory for years. He understands that Mallory's free spirit has to fly, and when he gives her the space she needs, he hopes that when she lands, the two of them will be in the same place and can marry at last. In a bold move--and with lots of resistance from Tate and those closest to her--Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfill her dream. Tate begs her not to go, but Mallory embarks on the dangerous journey to Pakistan anyway, only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. Her new friend isn't who he says he is. And Mallory can only pray she'll make it out alive. Inspired by actual events, this riveting story will take you on a wild journey and have you asking yourself: How far would I go for love?Bestselling author Wiseman encourages readers to think through their feelings about Islam, Christianity, faith, love, and what it means to help others. Her novel will challenge, encourage, and stimulate discussion among her loyal fans and first-time readers. --Publishers Weekly 

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