The Promise  -     By: Beth Wiseman
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The Promise

Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Paperback

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Tate Webber and Mallory Hammond are in love. But his unwillingness to commit sends her searching for happiness elsewhere. Meeting a charming man online, she leaves behind the only life she's ever known to meet him on the other side of the world. But he isn't who he claims. Can Tate rescue Mallory---before it's too late?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.11 X 6.11 (inches)
ISBN: 1401685951
ISBN-13: 9781401685959
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

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 fulfi ll 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?

“Takes readers to a place where promises mean something very different than expected, and where her protagonist realizes that the life that needs saving is her own. . . . Wiseman draws readers into a world of deception, danger, and defiance. Readers will feel the anguish of Mallory’s loved ones as they pray for her to make it home.” —Booklist 

Author Bio

Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's The Promise is inspired by a true story. Website: Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman

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  1. Colorado
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    A big disappointment
    December 27, 2014
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I was extremely disappointed and disgusted with The Promise. This was my first novel from Beth Wiseman and it will be my last.

    I never understood where the author was coming from spiritually speaking. Mallory has no faith and doesn't seem to have any desire to understand God. Tate is a devoted Catholic yet he sleeps with his girlfriend {Mallory} and wants her to move in with him. Ismail and Soraya are Muslims and are engaged to one another, but they are also sharing the bed before marriage. I don't appreciate the fact that intimacy outside of marriage was portrayed and even encouraged throughout the book.

    I was disappointed that the Quran was mentioned the most throughout the book with an emphasis on what it said rather than the written Word of God, the Bible. The way the author talked about Catholics, Muslims, and Christians seemed like she was saying all religions are the same and it just depends on which religion we're born into. The author was never clear on who the one and only God is - His love, mercy, caring, and forgiveness was never brought to light and more importantly, salvation through the shed blood of Jesus was never mentioned. When Jesus was mentioned he was mentioned as only a prophet which is what the Quran says. There was no emphasis on true Christianity so I am confused as to why this book is labeled under Christian fiction. To finish it off the author used a nasty cuss word towards the end of the book which was absolutely not necessary!

    Have we, believers of Jesus Christ, conditioned ourselves to just accept the ways of the world? Do we think a cuss word here and there or unmarried couples sleeping with one another is okay? Do we simply bypass our convictions just so we can read a good storyline? When I pick up a Christian fiction book I always feel safe opening the pages because I know it will be clean and wholesome, but this book was the opposite. . .

    I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this book for no one can take away from it that there is one way of salvation through Jesus Christ and that He is the one and only true God - the God that the Bible presents.

    ** I was given a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was received. **
  2. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An amazing cautionary tale...
    November 30, 2014
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    WOW! WOW! WOW!

    The Promise is the kind of story that every single young person needs to read!

    Parents BUY this book for your young women! Because I can tell you, FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, that this kind of thing does not ONLY happen when going across oceans to another culture! It can happen right in your own backyard!

    One reviewer said I know things like this happen.sometimes it is just easier to put our heads in the sand. and that seems to be what far too many of us parents do.


    THANK YOU to Beth Wiseman for taking such a courageous step and writing this amazing book! I can not imagine the depths your research took you to BRAVO!

    And THANK YOU Beth, for infusing this story with such a powerful message of God! If ever there was a place for it


    I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
  3. Farmington, MO
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspired by Actual Events
    November 12, 2014
    Farmington, MO
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Sixteen year old Mallory's parents refused to give permission for her to donate a kidney to save her cousin's life. Mallory's life goal is to "save a life". When her urologist boss, a Muslim from Pakistan, tells her of his cousin's daughter who has cancer and needs to come to the US for treatment, Mallory wants to help. She skypes with the smooth talking cousin who needs to marry an American in order to bring his daughter to the US.

    Despite the fact that she loves a man in Houston, Mallory goes to Pakistan to marry the cousin and enable his daughter to receive treatment. Once in Pakistan, Mallory learns the daughter does not even have cancer and that Abdul is not the man she thought. Getting back to the United States proves to be very difficult and dangerous.

    The Promise is inspired by actual events. It was a very interesting read and shows what an American woman can experience when they enter a very different culture. I received this book in a giveaway and would recommend it to others.
  4. Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Promise ~ Beth Wisemen
    November 7, 2014
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Excellent story, couldn't put the book down. The cover and back cover do not really give you suspense, drama, love and meaning behind this book. I am glad that I received this book for review and had to read it... I would not have picked this up in the store to read, due to the description. However, this is a book that is based on a true story and you don't really know that until you read the end wrap up by the author. What an adventure, learning experience and it rips your heart out.

    I started this book and couldn't put it down, we lost the power and I was left in the dark very upset because I wanted to know what was going to happen. Luckily 2 hours later the power came back on and I got out of bed and finished the book. (of course dead the next day due to lack of sleep).

    This story is about a promise that is made to her cousin when they were young to save someone's life. It is about how love, faithfulness and dedication will determine GOD's way for you. Keep faith in GOD and you will know his plan for you, even through the fear and heartache, HE will come through for you.

    Buy this book, be prepared to read in one sitting. Buy for all your friends, they will love it! Best book I have read in a really long time. Keep thinking of this story line and what she went through really happens in today's world. Can't say anything bad, just wish it was a series!! Became attached to the characters, I would love for Beth to write the true story of her friend that this story is based on.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Litfuse. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
  5. Arlington, TX
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 6, 2014
    Arlington, TX
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    RIVETING!! Reading this book left me angry with those that make choices without God. This is a compassionately written story concerning a true interaction of events that occurred to a friend of Beth Wiseman. I admire Beths trust in God and bravery to write this story. She is to be congratulated. Without a doubt it would not have been published in a country different from America our home.

    Our protagonist, Mallory Hammond was blinded to the truth that she was making bad choices for herself at the exclusion of what those that loved her felt. At the age of seventeen, she desperately wanted to donate a kidney to her teenage cousin, but did not understand her parents would not allow it out of love and concern for her. Mallory still mourned the death of her cousin and her desire to help someone anyone became obsessive. Now in her thirties, she worked for Dr. Ismail Farim, a Muslim. He was engaged to Soroya, Mallorys best friend also a Muslim who came from a wealthy family in Pakistan. With Dr. Farims help, Mallory enrolled in a kidney exchange program in my thoughts, a sub-conscious rebellious action toward her parents.

    Mallory did not have a good Christian foundation to support her hearts desire of saving a life in proper perspective. She wanted to be known for something even if that something took her around the world under false pretenses. Her boyfriend, Tate Weber, was a Christian with a Catholic background. To my thinking, Mallorys selfishness about her obsession tainted her life as she began to doubt the seriousness of her relationship with Tate a piano teacher who had a chance to take a new job with the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

    GRIPPING !!! Sinister forces began to work in Mallorys life. Dr. Farims father was tyrannical in insisting Ismail find an American wife for his nephew Abdul, whose daughter Majida had cancer and because of several obstacles In Pakistan an American wife would be able to bring the girl to the United States for treatment. Mallory empathized with her boss and began to Skype with Abdul. Mallory was mesmerized into becoming attracted to Abdul and agreed to a marriage in name only and travelled to Peshaway, Pakistan only to be caught up in a disastrous web of deceit a real mess!

    Tate is struggling over his own problems, having a ten year old orphan Verdell dumped on his doorstep and abandoned by his aunt. Life becomes all about survival for Mallory. Realistically, certain references toward human frailties such as sex, and a curse word bothered me however it was necessary to the truth of the story.

    Beth Wiseman did an extraordinary job authoring this entire book. She conveyed the truth of Christian beliefs versus the Muslim law. Clearly, we do not worship the same God. Beth Wiseman has taken a true example of how life can fool us and wrote a blaring example that should be read by many having faith or not. Particularly worthy of note and mind-blowing is the part at the back of the book entitled Group Guide A Letter from the Author. I highly recommend Beth Wisemans The Promise be placed at the top of your reading list. Find out how God proves his promises again and again. Thank you Beth Wiseman for your incredible job with a tough subject.

    Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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