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The Promise

The Promise

Geschrieben von Beth Wiseman

Erzählt von Rebecca Gallagher


The Promise

Geschrieben von Beth Wiseman

Erzählt von Rebecca Gallagher

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4.5/5 (34 Bewertungen)
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Sep 30, 2014
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9781621884248
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Beschreibung

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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Über den Autor

Bestselling and award-winning author Beth Wiseman has sold over two million books. She is the recipient of the coveted Holt Medallion, a two-time Carol Award winner, and has won the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award three times. Her books have been on various bestseller lists, including CBD, CBA, ECPA, and Publishers Weekly. Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying country life in south central Texas. Visit her online at BethWiseman.com; Facebook: AuthorBethWiseman; Twitter: @BethWiseman; Instagram: @bethwisemanauthor.

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  • (4/5)
    See full review @ The Indigo Quill

    Special thanks to Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    Beth Wiseman was introduced to me a few years back when my mother brought me a bag full of books that her neighbor gave her because she knew I was a big reader. I have several of her earlier books, but I was very excited to see her newest novel on my list. I love journeying with an author through their career and seeing them progress. This is a book that can be relatable for contemporary audiences, and that's something I can definitely appreciate.

    One of the great things about this story is that it's based off a true story. As far-fetched and bizarre as some of it may seem, this actually happened. The main character, Mallory, has a heart to change the world. However, Mallory is still a bit naive about things. This is a huge part of what got her in such trouble. This book serves not only as an adventure story, but a good warning for those with good intentions, but susceptible to getting caught in online scams. It has a lot of good messages to it, and I believe this is Wiseman's best work yet.

    I very much enjoyed this book! I think my only complaint would be that I wish there was more of the story that set the book off, Mallory and her cousin. It seemed to be really important at first, and then we moved on without looking back. After you read the book description and then read the first few chapters, you get a little confused as to what the book is actually about. Other than that, I thought this was a great book and would definitely recommend it!
  • (3/5)
    I was very disappointed in this book, so much that I could not even bring myself to finish it. While the opening two chapters grabbed my attention with the kidney donation stuff, the book really lost me after that. With several contradicting religions (Muslim, Catholic, and Christianity) I had a very hard time sympathizing with certain characters. Also, just up to like chapter 4, there were two couples who ignored their religions' laws in order to do what they wish with each other, yes the Muslim couple was engaged, but it was still wrong. I am not sure what religion Mallory was, as I did not read that far, but Tate was Catholic, and he was trying to get Mallory to move in with him before marriage, yes he intended to marry her, but it was still wrong. Even with all of the above going on, I did find Beth's writing to be very good and I loved the way she worded things, however, I just could not get engaged with the story.

    I do not recommend this book to any of my personal friends or to the followers of my blog. I would also be extremely hesitant in reading any other books by this author. 3 out of 5 stars.

    "I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own."
  • (5/5)
    This is a story that was inspired by actual events, which the author talks about at the end of her book. It was a very well told story and deals with a woman who is seeking to find fulfillment in her life, which will eventually lead her to a distant land, where she will find true heartache and betrayal and much danger. It is also a love story, which fortunately has a happy ending, although it could just as easily turned tragic.Mallory Hammond has one goal in life - to keep her promise to a friend when she died, that she help save a life someday. She is searching for meaning in her life and has no idea what real truth is and who to follow when it comes to religion. She has a man in her life which she loves and is loved in return, but can't settle down until she fulfills her promise. She is then introduced, through a friend, to a man in Pakistan who has a daughter who he says is dying of cancer and needs to come to the United States for help, but can't . . . unless he perhaps married an American and can then get into the country. Her boyfriend, Tate (who is a very understanding guy by the way), and others beg her not to go to Pakistan as it is a very dangerous place; but Mallory feels sure this gentleman she has been talking to on-line would never let anything harmful happen to her.Mallory embarks on this dangerous journey, only to discover lies and betrayal and danger. How quickly things change and now she must try to find a way home, before it is too late.This was a story I couldn't put down under I finished it. The fact that it is based on actual events, made it even more interesting. There is a lot going on in the story, but what stood out to me is how easily one can be persuaded to do something you know they shouldn't, but they feel it will truly help someone. Mallory's promise became an obsession. She didn't even see how she could help save a life right there at home in the form of young Verdell (who you will come to know and love as you read the story). A story of someone searching for answers, truth, and who to believe in and sadly, but honestly, the author didn't really put an ending to that specific search. What Mallory really needed was to know personally the one true God, who would never leave her nor forsake her, but sadly she was looking into different religions, instead of looking into the person of God and His Son, Christ Jesus.
  • (4/5)
    it was ok. I'm not a specialist in the Eastern culture,but if it is true,it is quite awful and maybe some women will rethink about that kind of relationship.
  • (5/5)
    This is quite the book to read. I normally don’t read books like this. It is not a way of life we would have and I was surprised how one might live in a different culture were it true.
  • (5/5)
    the best book by far I've read by Beth Wiseman
  • (5/5)
    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 Beth’s 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, Mallory’s best friend also a Muslim who came from a wealthy family in Pakistan. With Dr. Farim’s 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, Mallory’s 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 Mallory’s life. Dr. Farim’s 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 Wiseman’s “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.
  • (4/5)
    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. She failed to save her cousin with a donation and vows to save a life. "Do Muslims and Christians serve the same God?" without ever pushing an opinion on the reader. How far would you go? Will she be happy risking it all to complete her vow? Will she be able to be happy away from her boyfriend and family? This book is a great page turned to pick up and read! I would recommend to beginners and expert readers looking for a enticing novel.
  • (5/5)
    I have read a few books by Beth Wiseman who is known for her Amish and contemporary romance fiction. But I have to say that The Promise, a project close to Beth’s heart, is my favorite so far. A departure from the fiction she is known for, The Promise looks at a world of deception that entraps an idealistic and naive woman. Based on real events, this novel will open your eyes to a world that is so different from our own.As a teenager, Mallory was not allowed to give her cousin a kidney. Since that early experience, she has been looking for a way to save a life, number one on her bucket list. Her innocence and idealism are easy prey for a man who pleads for help for his ill daughter. Through lies and manipulation, Mallory travels to Pakistan to find a way to fulfill her deep seated desire.If I had not known that The Promise was based on real events, I am not sure I would have believed the premise of this book. How can someone be so stupid to travel to a very dangerous part of the world based on a few Skype and email conversations. But Mallory is a character that has a void in her life, not unlike many in our culture. She wants desperately to help someone, to be the difference in someone’s life. She also has a desire to please God, but doesn’t even know Him. I was moved by the number of times Mallory wished her parents had taken the time to take her to church, to teach her just who God is. Her boyfriend, Tate, is a Christian, but is ineffective in sharing his faith. He can’t answer he questions or debunk the myths of Islam without sounding like he is reciting the company line. The book is predominantly about the deception and manipulation of the Islamic culture, but it was the failures of the American church to reach a true seeker that made me stop and think.The Promise is a quick read. Every time I came up for air, I was surprised how far along I was in the novel. It gives a very real and needed look into the culture, customs and religion of Pakistan. The characters are believable even in an unbelievable situation. I think this book would be ideal for a teen girl or young adult women’s book club. I highly recommend it.Highly Recommended.Audience — teens to adults.(Thanks to Thomas Nelson and LitFuse for a review copy. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)
  • (5/5)
    Wow! Just Wow!I don’t even know where to begin. I have read most of author Beth Wiseman’s Amish fiction books and loved them. The Promise is nothing like her Amish books. This book is an emotional read. Have you ever prayed for a character in a book you have read? This book will have you doing just that. Sometimes we put our faith and trust in people. Sometimes we find ourselves in something way over our head because we had faith and trusted in the wrong people. Just when you think oh I would never be that gullible, think again. Evil and terror go hand in hand. My heart was in my throat while reading the last three quarters of this book.If you want to read an inspiring story that will take you to places you have never been, this is the book for you. Be prepared to have some free time to read. This is the book that you won’t be able to put down.I am so happy we can never go wrong when we put our faith and trust in God. He will never fail us, He will never leave us and He will never forsake us.Thank you author Beth Wiseman for telling this story. I pray it opens the eyes of women everywhere!
  • (5/5)
    Floored is an understatement. I am in awe as I sit here to type my review. This book had me wanting to know more, it kept my eyes moving with the action in the words. I wanted to did sit, in one sitting, just to finish the book, and to say I finished it in a day is unbelievable, but I did it.I couldn’t believe at all the things each character went throughout the book, but for this to be based on a true story… wow!I loved the fact that we got to understand more about life overseas, and what they have to endure. I couldn’t imagine the lifestyle there, it really brings everything into prescriptive on how much we have it made in America. It also brings to light of the not so good, and how much the internet can lie to us.The Promise is just brilliantly done, and I can not put into words how much it meant for me to read such an incredible story. My niece even looked at me to say, “Wow, you must really like that book. You are so into it”I would definitely recommend this book if you like a mystery, true story based events, and are looking for some action. Will definitely be looking for more of Beth’s work.
  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed reading this book just like the first one in the series. cant wait to read the next one.
  • (5/5)
    I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Lancaster County this past summer and finally got to experience what the Amish lifestyle really was about. It was wonderful to see all the books I've read come to life. I was able to fully appreciate and understand everything I had read about the culture. Therefore I was excited when I read this book because I recognized the settings because I had actually been there.This story was really fun to read. I loved learning more about the culture and it was interesting to see Lillian change throughout the book. I felt that the Stoltzfus family were a bit less traditional than most other Old Order Amish families. They didn't seem as strict or condemning as other stories have portrayed families who have lost a child to the "outside world." I also remember reading that they had a recliner in the house. I guess I just had this feeling that the Amish only had wooden furniture and never pictured a lazy boy in the middle of the living room. I was glad that her grandparents did allow her to wear her jeans until she felt comfortable enough to wear Amish clothing. Also loved reading about the food because I absolutely love Amish food.While I really liked this book, I did feel that it seemed to fall in the stereotype that everyone who comes in touch with the Amish suddenly wants to become one. It also bugged me a little that Lillian just assumed she's Amish because it's in her blood. While she may have Amish roots, she was raised "Englisch" so she's not Amish by choice. I wasn't really a fan of Samuel although I did like his son very much. He just came across as very standoffish to me.Overall I really liked the author's style of writing. It was a very refreshing read and it made me eager to read the rest of the books in the series. This is one of those Amish books that I really liked. It doesn't feel like an agenda is being pushed at you. It's more comfort reading than escapist reading this time around.
  • (5/5)
    A wunderbaar Amish novel set in the quaint Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Beth Wiseman combines love, faith in God, friendship and family in a way that captures the reader and holds them to the very end! Lillian Miller, trying to escape a life of lies and a relationship she doesn't need, flees to her Amish grandparents' home in Lancaster County, knowing all along that she will never fit in with her modern style. While there, she discovers truths about her past...things her mother never told her. Samuel Stoltzfus is a young Amish widow, trying to raise his young son. He meets the young Englischer, the granddaughter of his close friends. He knows the rules of the Ordnung, but can he truly deny what he feels in his heart???She's forced to choose between two worlds...one of lies and abuse, and one of simple, family oriented, Godly, plain living...and a life with a wunderbaar, caring man. What will happen to Lillian and her perfect, modern life and Samuel, with his plain living? Will they face the truth of their feelings, hearts and God and become Plain Perfectin this amazing inspirational novel? Grab some coffee and a copy of Beth's novel, sit back and enjoy! You'll be glad you did! This book truly deserves to be highly praised and I think you'll agree once you,too, have read Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman!!!!! Two thumbs up and five stars to Mrs. Wiseman!!!
  • (4/5)
    Plain Perfect is the story of a young woman's search for peace in her heart and a story about her friendship with a special man and his son who capture another part of her heart. Lillian Miller was raised by a single mother, Sarah Jane, who ran away from her parents and the Amish community before Lillian was born. Sarah Jane made lots of mistakes in raising Lillian but Lillian feels she has made her own share of mistakes. When Lillian loses her teaching job, she knows it's time to leave an abusive boyfriend and go visit her grandparents.Lillian has come to her grandparent's Amish farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for one purpose: ". . . to find a sense of who I am and my role on this earth. I don't understand about God, or having a relationship with Him. But I want to understand."The story of Lillian's quest is a natural part of the flow of the story. I don't care for the Christian novels that preach at me. I like to read about how people handle issues of faith and their relationship to God while still living the rest of their lives. It's what we all do in real life. In Plain Perfect, the author succeeds in combining the spiritual issues with everything else. The romance side of the story is sweet but not sappy. I like the characters in this story - the grandparents, Lillian and her mother, Lillian's love interest, Samuel, and his son, David. There are also a few minor characters that are interesting. I like the romance genre because I know for sure the book will end well. What I really enjoy is how the characters get to the happy ending. There always has to be some kind of conflict between the man and woman. In this case, although they are attracted to each other, Samuel cannot "court" Lillian because she is not a baptized member of the church. But, of course, he really wants to.If you read romance novels for the same reasons I do, you will like Plain Perfect. In this book you get an additional story about Lillian's search for peace. There are some extras in this book: first there is a glossary of Amish/Old German terms; second, there are four good-looking recipes in the back, and third there is a set of study group questions. I think this would make a good read for a book group.As a post-script I'd like to mention that this seems to be a multi-generational book. My mom (in her eighties) absolutely loved this book. She especially liked the role of the grandparents. I (in my sixties) also liked the book. My eldest daughter (in her thirties) now has the book and it will be interesting to see her reaction. It's nice to read a good book we can all share.
  • (4/5)
    Plain Perfect is described on the cover as a "sweet journey of faith." I agree. I was unsure how I would feel about reading an "Amish" story. I wondered would it be like "Little House in the Prairie" with darker clothes and a lot of ya's thrown in for good measure. Either way I was planning on a reading adventure which is how I feel when I read something that is pretty new to me.Lillian Miller is our heroine, and she has pretty much had it with the lifestyle she has grown up in. She wants a simpler life without complications. She has Amish grandparents, and decides to stay with them and basically be Amish for a while. This is really kind of cute and naive. Of course one cannot be Amish for a while and really be Amish. You can't be any sort of religion for a while. It isn't that she isn't sincere in her desire to have a different life. She just hasn't really latched on to the fact that God is pursuing her for a relationship with him.Lillian stays with her grandparents Jonas and Irma Rose and slowly learns the Amish life. First it is really all about helping her grandmother, because she sees how hard her grandma works at home with helping her grandpa who has cancer. She offers the one talent she has...cooking. Soon though Lillian begins to learn so much more about life on this farm and life of an Amish woman. She still clings to some of her "Englisch" ways, but in time her desire to really know God and really make some changes in her life grows stronger and Lillian turns to Irma Rose for instruction in the "Ordnung" which is really almost all passed along to the young verbally.Watching Lillian change and develop is sweet. Witnessing her relationship with her grandparents is heartwarming as is her friendship with neighbor Samuel and his son David. Lillian has a soft heart and a warm spirit. She is a character that you want to see happy. I am not going to give this story away, but let me tell you...it is good! I even found myself shedding a wee tear or two. I wish I could tell you when! I would and do highly recommend Plain Perfect. It is really great. Here is a little bonus too: Beth Wiseman included some definitions of Amish words seen in the book, and there are also some recipes at the end. I have had Shoo Fly pie before, and I probably wouldn't want to make it (too sweet for my taste), but I am definitely interested in making the Rhubarb Pie!
  • (5/5)
    In a nutshell: One thing I really appreciated is that the author provided a glossary of Amish words in the front of the book!! What a benefit as most of us wouldn't know that "boppli" means baby. Right away, the reader gets a glimpse of the importance of the choice Lilly is making to leave her boyfriend and visit her grandparents, who are Amish. I fell in love with them right away, with their kind remarks and realistic expectations. Through both ups and downs Lilly builds some remarkable relationships that help to shape the future of her life. I highly recommend this inspirational book.My Review:I absolutely loved this book! Lilly went to visit her grandparents for a great reason - she needed to re-evaluate her life and get back on the right track. Once there, she begins to learn a little more about the Amish lifestyle and beliefs. She meets some wonderful people and becomes a functioning family member. This is certainly a feel-good book by the end, and the reader gets to witness more than one person's transformation. The story explores joy as well as sorrow, forgiveness and new-starts. I really enjoyed this peak into relationships and Amish life.Characters: Beautifully written, each character has a personality all their own. I loved them all . . . except Rickie - who was never meant to be a nice person. The subtle changes within the book were wonderful.Story-Line: The story was great - Lilly chose to leave the "English" world to join her Amish grandparents as a result of a bad relationship and many disappointments. What she finds is even better than she expected. She finds real friends, family, contentment in a "Plain" lifestyle, and more than anything . . . faith.Readability: A truely enjoyable read from start to finish. The book was made even easier with the inclusion of a glossary. Overall: Another favorite book to be added to my "favorites" bookshelf. The story and wonderfully written characters help to make this story come to life. Lilly gets a chance to reconnect with family, and a chance at a new beginning in this gently inspirational story.