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Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Promise by Beth Wiseman

   Mallory Hammond is determined not to let her boyfriend Tate, her parents, or anyone else get in the way of her goal to save a life. She had that chance when she was a teenager and the opportunity slipped away, leaving a void she was desperate to fill. Then a new friend she met online offers her the chance she has dreamed of, but she’ll have to leave behind everyone she loves to take it.

     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.

     I was looking forward to reading another book by this author. Although this book was based on real events and worthy of a story, I was disappointed in this story and the way it unfolded.  I understand the need to portray people of other religions as normal the way we in the west see things, but it didn’t read well for me. The writing was good but maybe someone else could have addressed the issues better.

    I received copy of eBook from Thomas Nelson Fiction through Net Galley