Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger.
Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.
Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart’s desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfi ll her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.
Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love?
My thoughts: I enjoyed that this story is loosely based on a true story, and that it seeks as a warning, since Mallory's dilemma is not an uncommon occurrence (I don't know that I want to give away part of the story! Suffice it to say that, if a man over seas want's to marry an American woman just as a "good deed", be on your guard!) in today's world. I thought that it was well written and quite engaged! The only thing that I disliked about the story is that it was insinuated that some of the couples weren't waiting for marriage. This disappointed me, since this book is labeled as Christian. Otherwise, it is a wonderful story that is engaging and interesting. I found it quite enjoyable, while being educational as well!
I received a copy of this book from litfuse in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts on the book are my own.