Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Promise Box

About The Book:  With 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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About The Author:  Tricia 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 Tricia is also on the blogging team at, 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, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at

My Thoughts On The Book:  The Promise Box is the second book in Tricia Goyer's Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series.  The first book, The Memory Jar does not have to be read first in order to keep up with the story line but I plan on reading it because I loved The Promise Box so much  The Promise Box is a story about a former Amish woman returning to the Amish after spending some time in the English world. It was very interesting to see how the community treats Lydia. One of my favorite things about this book and series  I really love the setting,  West Kootenai, Montana.  It sounds like a wonderful place to live and the Amish that live there are not so staunch in their ways.  Tricia Goyer breathes life into her characters wonderfully.  I felt as if during the course of the novel I got to know each of them personally.  Lydia’s story makes this book one that is hard to put down!  Within the confines of the story, Lydia’s discovery of who she really is and her finding out who God made her to be gives the story character. When Lydia begins to come- to terms with the circumstances of her birth and embraces the Amish community my heart was singing.  Once again, the master wordsmith, Tricia Goyer, has done a wonderful job.  I'm a huge fan of Goyer's writing, and I'm happy to say that The Promise Box showcases her talents well.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publishing Company as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. All they asked for was an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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