Friday, September 6, 2013

The Promise - Revell Blog Tour

Disclosure:  The following post contains book and publisher advertisement

One home, two hearts, and the power of a promise kept . . .
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 coffee shops and the library, using their wi-fi to search job listings online. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage.

But Tom's not the only one hiding something. Jean Anderson has a
 secret of her own--one that will seriously complicate their situation. Will the promises they made on their wedding day hold firm?
This book is available from Revell and other online retailers such as Deeper Shopping
About the Authors:
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion.  A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.  For more information about Walsh and his books, visit his web site at and follow him on Twitter at @DanWalshAuthor.

Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of more than 60 books. Smalley has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Extra and TODAY, as well as numerous national
radio programs. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 48 years and live in Branson, Missouri. They have three children, all in full time ministry to families, couples and orphans, and they enjoy their wonderful relationships with their ten grandchildren.

What did I think?
I have to tell you, I am hooked on this series. Maybe it's because I can so relate to the characters in these books - their trials, their fears, their choices; sometimes I feel like I am reading about my life! What is it I love about this series? Well,  it's about real life issues. Issues with your children, issues in marriage, things that we all most likely face at one point or another - Job loss, Finances, Communication (that's a big one)! But this is not a preachy type, self-help, or this-is-how-to-fix-your-marriage book. Instead it is just a novel, simply written, easy to read, with discretely woven advice on how to handle these problems when they come up. It's about hope, prayer, intervention, and restoration. It's about the love of God, forgiveness, and new beginnings. I read the first book in this series -  Read my review of The Dance HERE. And I have to say I enjoyed this one as much as the first one. It is a read alone but I would certainly recommend the whole series. I am eagerly awaiting book three.  I am hoping some men will pick up these books and read them! I know a lot of wives who would be grateful. (smile)
Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. Hum, this sounds familiar. smiles. It isn't about me is it? I think the book definitely interested me. Great review.

  2. Wow, I really want to read this series now. It sounds like something I could really sink my teeth into and that mirrors some things I may have experienced. I’m not saying I have or haven’t. But, well…..

  3. I've read several books by Dan Walsh and LOVED them!!! But I haven't read this one! Guess what's going on my wish list!


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