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  1. The Promise, Restoration Series #2
    The Promise, Restoration Series #2
    Dan Walsh, Gary Smalley
    Revell / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 53% ($8.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews
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  1. Oregon
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A novel with a lesson
    October 3, 2013
    Annie
    Oregon
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."

    Sir Walter Scott wrote those lines in 1808, and The Promise illustrates the many consequences that arise when Tom Anderson disregards this warning. When he loses his job, he decides to protect his wife, Jean, by not telling her what happened. After all, he's bound to find other employment soon and she'll never have to know.

    Five months later, no job and he's still hiding his secret. Their marriage is beginning to crack at the seams. Jean doesn't know him anymore and the marriage isn't the only thing beginning to crack. So is Tom.

    Walsh and Smalley have written an engrossing story. The life lessons their characters need to learn—of communication and mutual encouragement—will cause readers to stop and think about their own life situations. I know The Promise had that effect on me. I recommend this story highly.

    Although The Promise can be read as a stand-alone novel, readers will enjoy learning more about the characters from The Dance, the first book in the Restoration Series.

    My thanks to the authors and Revell for my review copy.
  2. Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Restoring Broken Families
    September 13, 2013
    Pam Burke
    Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    The Promise, book 2 in the Restoration Series by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley, continues the story of the Anderson family. Jim and Marilyn's heart-tugging story in The Dance continues in this book, with the real emphasis on the struggles of their son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jean.

    The fictional characters and their real-life challenges provide a good story that draws you into their lives. At the same time, Biblical principles of family relationships and responsibilities challenge readers to look at their own families and see how God's grace can bring change and growth where it might be needed.

    While The Promise was not as captivating as other Dan Walsh books I have read, it is a fairly quick read that provides both entertainment and encouragement.

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

    Thanks to Revell for providing a copy of The Promise in exchange for my honest review.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great love story
    September 10, 2013
    Martha Rogers
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In The Promise, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley give us the continuing story of the Anderson family. The main plot revolves around the son, Tom and his wife Jean, who are having much the same problems as Jim and Marilyn in The Dance. Where the first book began with how the problems were resolved, this book dives deeper into the pain that is produced by deceit and non-communication in a marriage. The reader also gets to see how Jim and Marilyn Anderson from the first book are carrying out what they've learned, and I loved seeing Italy through their eyes. Jim realizes what his previous behavior has produced in his son, and sets about to remedy it. The story wraps up in a beautiful way I won't divulge. These are characters with whom the reader can relate. In fact, I became so involved with their lives I wanted to give them some advice of my own.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Promise you will love this one!
    September 8, 2013
    Loren McGhee
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Book 2 in the Restoration Series is every bit as good as the first book ("The Dance") in this series! If you want to read this as a stand alone book, you certainly can! No matter what ...this is just a must read book!

    I truly appreciate how "The Promise" deals with such true to life situations and shares such an incredible teaching on how to deal with circumstances that arise in marriage. Also, showing how God will bring you through those hard times when you seek HIM! Tom & Jean both are hiding things from one another and their marriage is hanging by a thread, per se', but the road to forgiveness and restoration can be long and winding but once you've arrived, you know it was worth every bit of it!!

    Thank you Lanette and Revell, a Division of Baker Publishing, for allowing me this complimentary issue in exchange for my honest review! a true 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ hearts;'s for sure!
  5. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Family In Crisis, Healing, Forgiveness & Restora
    September 8, 2013
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley in their new book, "The Promise" Book Two in The Restoration Series published by Revell takes us into the lives of Tom and Jean Anderson.

    From the Back Cover: 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 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

    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?

    Without any doubt Dan Walsh is one of the best writers out there. He consistently writes books that go right to the heart, have wonderful characters that deal with issues that affect all of us. "The Promise" is no exception. "The Promise" is all about a marriage. Tom and Jean are married but not happily and Tom is unemployed. He doesn't want to tell Jean not because he fears her but because he fears his father, Jim from the previous book. The issues that Jim birthed in Tom are causing his marriage to disintegrate. It is going to take God to make it all right between father and son as well as husband and wife. This book touches on issues that can affect any marriage. The team of Walsh and Smalley takes these issues, put them in a fictional setting and get their point across without being preachy. There is healing, forgiveness, restoration all within the family and all from God. This is a wonderful book that shows the power of God to heal and restore.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. 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 Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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