Disclosure: Wendy received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was recently given the chance to read and review a book called The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer. It’s a part of the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series. I’ve read books by Tricia Goyer before, and I’ve loved them all, so I expected to enjoy this book too. I did!
The book is about a young woman who returns to her parents’ Amish community years after leaving her Amish heritage and becoming Englisch. The young woman, Lydia, is returning to attend her mother’s funeral and plans to return to her Englisch life. As she spends time with her father, she starts to wonder if she should return to her Amish life. She also becomes friends with a young Amish man, Gideon, who is visiting the community for hunting season and to find out about something that happened years before in that community when he was a young boy.
Of course Lydia and Gideon begin to fall in love with each other, but each of them has a secret. Both of them are afraid to share their secrets with the other for fear of what the other one would think and how the other would react. There’s lots more I could tell you, but I can’t give away anything! You’ll have to read it for yourself!
Tricia does a great job of describing the beautiful scenery, the feelings and emotions of the characters, and the activities going on in the story. I can truly say that I enjoyed every single page! Another thing I like about this book is that it isn’t what I would think of as a “romance” book. Most boy-meets-girl books include information and details that I don’t think are appropriate for women and teens to read. This book, however is very appropriate and doesn’t include those kinds of details. I would definitely be willing to suggest it to other women to read!
If you’re interested in finding out more about the author, you can do that at www.triciagoyer.com or www.notquiteamishliving.com. And you can find the book, which is published by Zondervan,by clicking here.
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Wendy lives in the South with her wonderful hubby and 3 great kiddos! She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for more than 20 years. Her oldest child has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son, a typical boy, would rather do anything than school! Her youngest child is a little social butterfly and people lover. Wendy loves reading and quilting and will hopefully return to scrapbooking sometime soon. She blogs at Homeschooling Blessings and at Hip Homeschool Moms where she is co-owner and social media director.