Thursday, November 01, 2007

Kathryn Cushman's A Promise to Remember ~ Reviewed

A Promise to Remember
by Kathryn Cushman
Published by Bethany House
ISBN 10: 0-7642-0380-0


Andie Phelps is the envy of Santa Barbara. A devoted mother with a living son and a successful husband, her greatest joy comes from reaching out to others....

Melanie Johnston is the envy of no one. A single mom who works long hours to pay the bills, her greatest joys relate to her teen daughter and son.

Then the accident that changes everything. When opposite worlds collide, the impact reaches far beyond these mothers' personal losses.

Two wounded women...Two families seeking hope...A community torn apart...How far will they go to fulfill: a Promise to Remember


Wow was my first reaction. This gripping tale of loss, love and forgiveness is one of the best I've read. The spiritual thread arose naturally out of the characters' lives and was never forced. Melanie's discovery and decision was one of the most natural I've read, brought about by a series of circumstances—just like real life.

Artfully blended honest emotions, realistic dialogue, and characters all add up to a memorable read, allowing me to suspend disbelief. Cushman is a new author to watch.

Ane Mulligan

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