Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday | The Promise Box

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is ... 

The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer
Zondervan | May 21, 2013

About the Book
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!

In The Promise Box, the second book of best-selling author Tricia Goyer’s Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series, Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai 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. But will the pain of her childhood---and her potential betrayal of her community---keep her from committing her whole heart?

Why I Can't Wait to Read It
Well, first of all, it's Tricia Goyer, and she's an incredible author. I'm not the biggest fan of "Amish fiction," but I adored her Big Sky series. She portrays the Amish differently than many of the other books I've read in this genre, and I just really like her perspective. I'm excited about this new series, and look forward to giving reading The Promise Box!

2 comments:

  1. New follower! This looks like one that my mom would love. I'll have to send it to her!

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Sandy - Thanks so much for stopping by AND for following! I'm not typically a huge fan of Amish books, but Tricia's are different than others I've read. Hope your mom enjoys it if she reads it!

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