In The Promise Box, the second book of best-selling author Tricia Goyer's Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series, Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai 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. But will the pain of her childhood---and her potential betrayal of her community---keep her from committing her whole heart?
- Kindle Size: 1345 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (May 21 2013)
- ISBN: 9780310335122
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Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of over thirty books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.
Find out more about Tricia at her website.
I cannot begin to explain how much I love this story, but I'll give it a try. It is what I do after all.
This is the kind of story that pulls on your heartstrings and in so many ways. You have sad moments that bring happiness with them, once you learn the whole meaning. For me, there seemed to be a few little stories going on that all surrounded these two main characters. In the end, it is all brought about together nicely.
I often had to set the book down, specifically after a deep lesson was learned. I had to absorb and reflect, mostly about God and my own moral compass. Books like this one, when they do that to me, I can't help but love it. Takes some talented writing to pull you into that much of an emotional investment.
Tricia is such a great writer, she could re-write the phone book and it would become a sophisticated bestseller. Okay, so I really like Tricia, but with characters like Lydia and Gideon, and their hopeless romantic moments between them, how can you not melt like butter and enjoy the authors' writing?!
In conclusion, you know I loved it. It's obvious. I bet a lot of you will too! And no, you don't have to read book one, but I think you're missing out on another great story if you don't.