Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Promises to Keep
A story told by a young girl about complicated life issues, Promises to Keep, by Ann Tatlock is a book that will draw you in. Roz has moved away from her dad with her mom, brother, and sister. An unexpected visitor, Tillie, becomes the help that Roz's mom so desperately needs. As life continues to unfold, Roz experiences uncertainty about her father. Tillie talks to her about heaven, but since her "father" has something to do with it, Roz is not sure she will make it to heaven. As her father secretly reenters her life she begins to ignore the past and trusts what he tells her. Although her friend Mara warns her, and her mom tells her to forget about him, she finds herself unable to break free from the power he seems to have over her. And what will she do about the secrets her brother asks her to keep? This story by Ann Tatlock is powerful! She writes from a young girl's point of view, and touches on several difficult topics. While this story is a work of fiction, the struggles that Roz and her family experience are very real, and these struggles are brought to life on the pages of this book. This book is a great reminder to christians to open their eyes and see what is going on around them! Promises to Keep will capture your attention from the very first pages and will hold you captive until the very end. This is definitely a well-written book that I will be happy to recommend to others. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.