Monday, October 21, 2013

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Book Review: The Promise Box

"Every year, young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive “resident” status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides!

In The Promise Box, the second book of bestselling 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, Montana 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. Will the pain of her childhood— and her potential betrayal of her community—keep her from committing her whole heart?"

As someone who is seeking a life of simplicity, I seem to be drawn to books about the Amish. It amazes how much they do without things that we all take for granted. This book was no exception to that draw. I fell in love with the character of Lydia. She was someone who I could relate to without any effort at all. The more I read, the more I felt like I was right there watching Lydia and Gideon's struggles and triumphs. I truly felt as if I were a part of the story. Discovering that this is one in a series has me eager to read about what happens with the other six bachelors and their loves.


I received this book through the Booksneeze blogging program. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.
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