Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Promise Book Review

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 About the Book

For the last five months, Tom Anderson has been without a job, a fact he's been hiding from his wife Jean--and everyone else. He leaves each morning, pretending nothing has changed, and spends his disheartening day rotating through two coffee shops and the library, using their wi-fi to search for a job on the internet. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage and it looks like the legacy that began with his father is still at work, slowly destroying the bond between Tom and Jean. Can their mutual trust--and love--be restored?
Combining the literary talents of Dan Walsh and the relationship expertise of Gary Smalley, The Restoration Series pulls back the curtain of a family that has laid their foundation on shifting sand, but is slowly rediscovering genuine love and the power of forgiveness.(Goodreads)

My Review

The Promise is the second book in the Restoration Series by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley.  
 I have not read this first book in this series, but I had heard of Gary Smalley and knew he was a popular author. Being newlyish married this book interested me. The main story is about a man who's pride has been broken by being laid off and then hiding it from his wife for five months. I can't imagine how angry I would be if my husband did that to me. Throughout the book I honestly felt little sympathy for Tom, as he would go to coffee shops and browse the internet looking for jobs, every day for five months. Pride is hard but when you have a wife and kids at home- McDonald's is always hiring. This was probably the most frustrating thing for me while I was reading this book. I understand that he wanted to find a job but his pride got in the way. He did end up getting offered a job at the coffee shop he always sat at, and reluctantly accepted. I do love how the characters are set up and developed, they are all very realistic and there are deeper issues throughout the book. 

This is a great marriage book and how God plays into their lives is great to see, especially at the end of the book. 

"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."

“Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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