A PROMISE KEPT
Hatcher’s beautifully crafted tale alternates between the past and the present. Allison and Emma are incredibly relatable characters, and readers are able to examine their own lives through the mirror of the novel’s events. Filled with family and faith, the author’s phrasing is exquisite and a treat to savor.
Allison thought she heard a message from God telling her that her marriage could be saved, but her ultimatum caused her husband to walk out on her. After moving to the mountains of Idaho, into the home she inherited from her Great Aunt Emma, Allison begins to work through her grief. She finds Emma’s journals in the attic and discovers many things about the woman, and herself, in the process. (Thomas Nelson, Jan., 304 pp., $15.99)