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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review - The Promise by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

About The Book:

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 wifi 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?

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley's "The Restoration" series, and this installment follows the story of the son, Tom Anderson, and the state of his marriage.

This series is revolving around the theme of troubled marriages and how communication and deep faith plays such an important role in successful relationships. As readers follow the story of Tom and his wife, Jean, and how they deal with their troubles, the authors show how keeping the lines of communication, honesty and relying on each other makes all the difference in a good marriage.

The secondary story finds Tom's parents, Marilyn and Jim, on their second honeymoon in Italy, and how the lessons they learned in the book, "The Dance," have made their marriage so much happier.

This is an interesting series - great fictional writing with a learning experience included, plus inspirational aspects as well. Walsh and Smalley work well together to create an inspiring series that will benefit anyone interested in establishing and keeping a happy, successful marriage.

About The Authors:

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance with Gary Smalley, The Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. 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.

Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury and The Dance with Dan Walsh. Gary and his wife Norma have been married for 49 years and live in Missouri.

My thanks to Revell Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like an interesting series that makes some good points about marriage. Thanks for telling us about it!

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