Monday, May 9, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Promises to Keep

This is a story about a young girl whose most basic wish is for her daddy to return to the family.  Even though her daddy was abusive and her mother felt she had no choice but to leave him, a girl's natural need to have a father who loves her makes her fantasize about the day when he will come home.  When the family moves from Minnesota to Illinois with the help of her grandfather, the former owner of the house they bought keeps returning to sit on the front porch.  She fills a need as a live in babysitter and housekeeper for the family when the mother has to work to support the family.  The story is told by Rosalind, the eleven year old daughter.  I enjoyed the book and will recommend it as about a 3 1/2 star rating.  I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for writing a review.

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  1. Sounds like a good book. Will have to look for it.

  2. Seems a little of a bittersweet story. I'd probably need a hankie. ---"Love"