Thursday, 8 November 2012
A Promise to Love by Serena Miller
Marriage would solve both of their problems, and Ingrid finds herself proposing in broken English to a man she barely knows. Many difficulties lie ahead - but the hardest battle of all will be winning the heart of her new husband.
Review: "A Promise to Love" is at times funny, in places terrifying, woven with both tough and joyful moments, and altogether wonderful. This is the second book I've read by Serena Miller - the first being, "Measure of Katie Calloway". I loved her first book and her newest piece of work, "A Promise to Love" is just as good.
Why did I like it?
Ingrid, the young immigrant and accidental-wife, is so good. She's wise, self-sacrificing, brutally hard-working, tough, brave, and such a Godly woman. Throughout her story, she doesn't just "deal" with problems as they arise but she rises above them and becomes a better woman. Her strengths are many, but even her weakness are encouraging as she turns to God and honours her husband. She is a turn-of-the-century Ruth, and her inner beauty was stunning to read.
In addition to having a strong female lead, this novel had everything from raging, devastating forest fires, a horrible drought, bondage, deathly illness, family abuse, lynching... you name it, this book has it. A Promise to Love is a quick-paced read with enough drama to keep anyone reading.
I definitely would recommend it!
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group"