About the book:
Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger.
Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.
Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart’s desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfill her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.
Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love?
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The adage “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” is running through my mind, but there are a few positives I can think of for The Promise. Firstly, after a few chapters, it did really draw me in to find out what would happen to Mallory. The plot and setting were all interesting and not your norm. I kept hoping that she wouldn’t make a stupid decision, and then was on the edge of my seat hoping she would make it out okay. The fact that it was based on actual events was amazing in a frightening way. My real issue, however, with this book was the fact that it was labeled a Christian fiction. Frankly, I don’t feel it really belongs in that category. I was confused because Tate and his family are Catholic, Mallory is sort of nothing, her family is Christian (I believe in name only), her boss and his fiance are Muslim, both couples lived together with suggested intimacy, and the main jist I feel the author was trying to get across religiously was that all religions are the same, it really just depends into which belief system you were born, so let’s forget about titles and names and all just love each other and whichever god we pray to, he will protect us. That may seem harsh, I know, and I did enjoy the book and felt it was an important subject matter, but being called a Christian fiction book, I expected more. So fair warning if this is not your thing. Sorry, I cannot give my recommendation for this one.
*As a Litfuse blogger, I was sent this book for review purposes, and these are my honest opinions.
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