Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Review of Promises, Promises by Amber Miller

A little Background:

Raelene Straatford knows God has promised he will always be with her, but after she looses both of her parents she begins to struggle with that promise. She wonders what kind of God would leave a girl all alone in a country where women have no voice. Gustaf Hanssen, her neighbor, who has admired her promises her father on his deathbed that he will look after Raelene. Gustaf keeps his word to her father and begins to oversee Raelenes affairs including finding her a husband. These two fumble into a delightful love story.

The underlying theme that God is hope and He is with us to help us through the dark hours is very apparent in this novel. Amber Miller does an amazing job of showing that God uses bad experiences in our live to bring us closer to him. I am not one to read a lot of historical Christian fiction mainly because it often seems preachy but I have to say that Promises, Promises delivers a wonderful message and story. I love the fact that the setting is not the normal one you read about when reading historical fiction. I hope that Amber continues to write stories with unusual settings. The novel is well researched and Amber weaves the historical details beautifully throughout the book. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book check out


Rhonda said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I'm not much on historical fiction, but the unusual setting is what intrigues me.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Well, Rhonda, perhaps it's time you picked up a historical fiction novel. :) Colonial times certainly don't see much exposure in print these days. It's all Americana 1800's, World Wars or foreign European stories.

I loved exploring the religious foundations of our country and the speech patterns are amazing. People just don't talk like that anymore. In a way, it's sad.

Good luck with the drawing. Come on along on the rest of the tour for more chances.

Cheryl said...

This book sounds great! Please sign me up for the drawing. My email address is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net