The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer #sponsored

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Tricia Goyer Fiction Launch Team and am posting for my readers' enjoyment. I received a copy of the book for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Welcome to the campaign for Tricia Goyer‘s latest novel, The Promise Box (Zondervan). Romantic Times says, “Goyer knows how to keep readers entertained, with twists and turns and surprises in her novels that readers will want to uncover. The second book in her Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series has something for everyone: romance, mystery and family secrets.”

{More about The Promise Box}
The Promise BoxWith her heart – and her loyalty – on the line, can she let true love in her life?
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! 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?
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{More About Tricia Goyer}

Tricia GoyerTricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites.
In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com.

Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.

My Review/Thoughts:

This is the second book in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Series (you can read more about The Memory Jar at the link) but the story stands on its own if you haven't read the first book.  Once again, you are taken to the town of West Kootenai, Montana to an Amish community.  But this time it's from the perspective of a woman who has left the Amish and is returning home to her family for her mother's funeral.

Lydia's perspective and reason for leaving her Amish community is intriguing.  She faces a lot of challenges from her past while dealing with the impact of her decision to leave her family.  In the midst of facing these challenges, she falls in love with an Amish man who has a past of his own to deal with.  

Her mother's Promise Box holds encouraging scriptures and letters for Lydia.  These promises and her mother's last words help Lydia hang onto her faith in the midst of the dark shroud of her past haunting her. 

Tricia Goyer, The Promise Box

The story line hooked me and the characters were real and raw.  Tricia Goyer is masterful at crafting a roller coaster ride of emotions for the reader, and this story is no exception.  I recommend you keep a box of tissues by you when reading.  

Tricia is celebrating by hosting an Amish Baking Box Giveaway and connecting with readers during her June 12th Book Chat Party!


One “promising” winner will receive:
  • Apron, hot mitts, and kitchen towels
  • Amish baking items (rolling pin, pie plate, etc…)
  • Sherry Gore’s Simply Delicious Amish Cooking
  • The Memory Jar and The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 11th. Winner will be announced at the The Promise Box” Facebook Author Chat Party on June 12th

Connect with Tricia for an evening of Amish fun – book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tricia will also share an exclusive look at the next book book in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Promise Box and join Tricia on the evening of June 12th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 12th!

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