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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Tricia Goyer has done it again. She has written and emotion packed book that gets right to the soul. Her writing is so good, that I feel that I know the characters personally and I really felt their pain. Lydia had left her Amish parents, who had adopted her, but they moved to the Amish village of West Kootenai, to be closer to her. She returns when her mother passes on and meets Gideon, a bachelor who has come to West Kootenai to hunt, but he has secrets of his own and hunting isn't the only reason that he came to West Kootenai. Lydia also has secrets. She forges a relationship with GOD after reading scripture verses and letters that were in her mem's "promise box". She then decides to become Amish. Will their secrets keep Lydia and Gideon apart? I really enjoyed this book, as I have all of Tricia's books that I have read. I highly recommend this book, because it really reinforces GOD's forgiveness, promises and that he will never forsake us. Great job Tricia.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
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 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.
Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her lastest novel, The Promise Box (Zondervan), 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
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!)