Monday, November 3, 2014

The Promise By Beth Wiseman

 I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own. 

Book Description:    

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 Thoughts: 

The Promise by Beth Wiseman is the first book I have read from Beth Wiseman that isn't part of her Amish Fiction series and it is fantastic. When I read the description I felt drawn to read this story, especially knowing that the story is based on personal experience by the author.  As a follower of Beth Wiseman, I know that kidney diseases and transplants are something she has a heart for because of her family's journey for her husband's kidney transplant and that heart is felt throughout this story. Mallory Hammond watched her cousin battle kidney disease and had wanted nothing more than to help save her cousin's life but at 17 years old this decision wasn't Mallory's so she was unable to fulfill this dream. Years later Mallory has made it her mission to to help save a life and has been waiting to be able to donate a kidney to anyone who is a match but when Mallory finds out that may not be an option she doesn't know what to do. Until her boss connects her with his cousin in another country who needs someone to help him get his 16 year old daughter to the US for treatment for a terminal illness. As Mallory gets to know this man online she finds herself drawn to him and his plight. When Mallory decides to help, her boyfriend, Tate, begs her to reconsider fearing for her safety but Mallory is determined to do this no matter what the cost, not thinking the what the worst was or that it may happen to her. 

The Promise by Beth Wiseman is a unique book that depicts real life situations that happen. The Promise is based on personal experience of Beth Wiseman and a friend, and it is scary to think these things happen. From the start, this book took a hold of me and kept its grip until the very end. As I read this book the twists and turns were unexpected and kept me guessing until the end. Beth Wiseman writes with authority about kidney transplants, kidney diseases, India, Muslim faith, and government workings.  I enjoyed the characters in this story especially Verdell, the boy that Tate "adopts" when his aunt leaves him on Tate's doorstep. Verdell's story intertwines with Mallory's perfectly.  I knew this story was inspired by true events but it wasn't until I read the authors notes that I realized how close to home this was for Beth Wiseman. I could feel her personal stock in this story throughout but didn't know how personal and that really made this story hit home further for me. I enjoyed this book tremendously and found myself learning so much from this experience that I had never realized happened in our world. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction, you will not be disappointed.  I personally look forward to reading Beth Wiseman's other Non Amish Fiction stories. I give this book 5 STARS.

 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.

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