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Promises to Keep

The Watered Soul: Promises to Keep

May 9, 2011

Promises to Keep

Who hasn’t made a promise that they intended to keep?

Ann TatlockIn Ann Tatlock’s Promises to Keep there are plenty promises made. A mother promises to protect her children, an old lady promises to die in the home she and her husband built, an abusive father promises to get his family back, two girls promise to pray until they are reunited with their fathers. The problem is each of these promises collide with the promises made by another. Through the eyes of 11 year old Roz, readers are taken along a winding road of naïve trust, laughter, loss, love, and reclaimed faith.

Fresh on the hills of striving to start a new life after escaping her abusive marriage, Janis Anthony finds herself dealing with an unexpected and repeated visitor, Tillie Monroe, who has come to reclaim her home and fulfill her last promise. Tillie, an old folks home escapee, persistence and presence turns out to be a disguised blessing for Janis and her three children. By far, my favorite character was Tillie with her quick wit.

As a first time reader of Ms. Tatlock’s work, I was pleasantly pleased by her characters and writing style and look forward to reading more of her books. According to the author, God as father and discernment are the two central themes. She points out, “Not everything we think we want in this life is God’s best for us. Some dreams only weigh us down; it’s when we let go of those dreams that we begin to soar. We need to be wise and discerning, trusting God the Father to fill our lives with all that He has deemed good and beneficial.”

I was provided a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House Publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

To read an excerpt, click here

 

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11 Comments:

At May 9, 2011 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

What a great review, sounds like an interesting book

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Blogger Nf1andprek-whisper said...

I would read this.. is this in stores?

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:03 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

A great review Wanda, will pop over later, all behind to day commenting.

Yvonne.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Wanda, thanks for the review. I've certainly being at that "when we let go" junction several times in my life, and I have found that it is much better to just let go.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:02 AM , Blogger Wanda said...

Thanks, I sure enjoyed reading the book. It was released in Feb so it should be available in bookstores or at Amazon.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Missie said...

sounds good!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:23 PM , Blogger Ella said...

Thanks Wanda for sharing; sounds like a lot of subjects. Wow, dreams weighing us down...think that is me and the Culinary dream. xXx

 
At May 11, 2011 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Great review - and such truth. Yes, letting go of our dreams to the Lord, knowing that His Wisdom is the only true freedom - that's what I want to do.

GOD BLESS!

 
At May 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Beth in NC said...

Sounds interesting Wanda!

I just came over to check on you. Have a blessed day!

 
At May 15, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Faith Imagined said...

Great review!

 
At May 15, 2011 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Bernadine said...

Great review. I love reading good fiction books.

 

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