Friday, April 22, 2011

Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock

When I find myself in the company of an Ann Tatlock book I don't want to start reading it. I'll put it at the bottom of my book pile and wait and wait until I finally give in to the delicious read that I'm sure it will be. Ann never disappoints. She is one of the few authors that I anticipate a new book from each year. Her writing sets her apart and into a realm which others could only aspire to be.

Promises to Keep is, in my opinion, her best book yet. From the sweet cover to the beautifully written words to characters who come to life, this is one that you don't want to miss.

Roz is eleven when her mother packs the kids into the car and flees from her abusive husband. Roz doesn't understand why they had to leave Daddy and she misses him more than anything. Moving far away to a new life and a new house are scary for her. The morning that they find an old lady on their front porch-indulging in their morning paper-is the start of a new adventure as Tillie eventually comes to live with them. Roz starts school and makes friends with a black girl named Mara. Both girls have an ache in their heart for their fathers and they make a pact to get their daddies back.

Tatlock weaves the characters together in such a way that I found myself wanting to talk to them. Tillie is such a strong woman and is exactly what this family needed at this time. This book made me think of Romans 8:28.

If you want to learn more about it please visit this link to Bethany House. You can view the trailer for it and order a copy.

This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers.

Thank you, Ann, for this CLEAN READ.

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