A Book Worth Reading Again
Lydia Wyse returned to West Kootenai, Montana after her mother’s death; although she was only planning to stay long enough to make sure her father would be okay. Her plans began to change when her father gave her a box her mother had left for her. Inside the box, Lydia found written prayers and promises from the Bible that were special to her mother and as Lydia read them she began to see the love and hope she had for her. As she read the promises and begins to become acquainted with the people of West Kootenai, she begins to feel drawn to this community.
Gideon Hooley is one of the bachelors who had come to West Kootenai for the hunting, but he is also hoping to find answers to something that had happened many years ago when he was a little boy.
Lydia and Gideon met when she returned for her mother’s funeral. Neither of them expected any type of friendship, because she was English and he was Amish. They each discover that God hasn’t abandoned them as their story is told in only the way that Tricia can—with plenty of God’s truths gently woven through.
The Promise Box is a book that I plan to read again; because the story held truth that I needed to hear as much as Lydia and Gideon.
About the Book:
With her heart – and her loyalty – on the line, can she let true love in her life?
Every year, young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive ‘resident’ status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai, Montana to give comfort to her father after her mother’s death.
She is drawn back to the familiar Amish ways after finding her mother’s most precious possession, a Promise Box of prayers and scripture. What her publisher sees, though, is an opportunity for a sensational ‘tell-all’ book about the Amish. Lydia soon finds herself falling in love with Amish bachelor Gideon Hooley. She wants nothing more than to forget her past and look forward to a future as an Amish bride. Will the pain of her childhood—and her potential betrayal of her community—keep her from committing her whole heart?
Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites. In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired.
Tricia invites you to visit her website to learn more.
One "promising" winner will receive:
- Apron, hot mitts, and kitchen towels
- Amish baking items (rolling pin, pie plate, etc...)
- Sherry Gore's Simply Delicious Amish Cooking
- The Memory Jar and The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer
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