Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse Publicity: The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer (review)

on June 6, 2013

About the book:

With her heart – and her loyalty – on the line, can she let true love in her life?

Every year, young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive ‘resident’ status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai, Montana to give comfort to her father after her mother’s death.

She is drawn back to the familiar Amish ways after finding her mother’s most precious possession, a Promise Box of prayers and scripture. What her publisher sees, though, is an opportunity for a sensational ‘tell-all’ book about the Amish. Lydia soon finds herself falling in love with Amish bachelor Gideon Hooley. She wants nothing more than to forget her past and look forward to a future as an Amish bride. Will the pain of her childhood—and her potential betrayal of her community—keep her from committing her whole heart?

Purchase your copy on Amazon.
About Tricia:

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by Tricia is also on the blogging team at, and other homeschooling and Christian sites.

In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired.

You can learn more about Tricia at her website.

My Opinion:

I love Tricia Goyer’s writing and I’ve had the pleasure of reading several of her books and co-authored books and each just get better and better – I read The Memory Jar  last year and was so excited to finally get my hands on the The Promise Box.  While this is book 2 in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series it can easily stand alone if you haven’t read the first – but just make sure you go back and read the first one too.  Lydia’s struggle really comes through the pages of the books – of her guilt over not being at home when her mom dies, of whether to return Amish or stay English – her struggles are real and so is the peace that eventually comes over her.  Gideon seems a little to good to be true, but he too, has a secret that he must come to terms with before he can pursue anything with any of the single ladies.

When I read Tricia’s book there is a sense of the characters being real and you are seeing their life’s lived out in front of you.  I was crying towards the end of the book – I won’t give it away but I do want to share a quote from the book that totally had me stopping in my tracks and contemplating it:

” ‘Some things are worth dying for,’ Gideon whispered the words. ‘I was worth dying for.’ ” (page 284)

I’m not going to tell you why he said these words, you’ll have to read the book yourself to find out but contemplate that with me for a moment.  We were worth dying for.  All of us.  The murderer on death row.  The rapist.  The mom who yells at her children.  All.  Of.  Us.  No matter what else I read in this book, that is the one sentence that spoke to me.  Now Gideon was using it in another sense but to me what spoke was the fact that Someone, namely, Jesus Christ, died for us – we were worth His dying for.  Amazing isn’t it.  So now I’m going to say that you have to go grab Tricia’s newest fiction book and leave it at that.

If you’d like to see what others thought about this book visit the Litfuse Landing Page.


Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her lastest novel, The Promise Box (Zondervan), by hosting an Amish Baking Box giveaway and connecting with readers during her June 12th Book Chat Party!


One “promising” winner will receive:

  • Apron, hot mitts, and kitchen towels
  • Amish baking items (rolling pin, pie plate, etc…)
  • Sherry Gore’s Simply Delicious Amish Cooking
  • The Memory Jar and The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer 

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 11th. Winner will be announced at the The Promise Box” Facebook Author Chat Party on June 12th. Connect with Tricia for an evening of Amish fun – book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tricia will also share an exclusive look at the next book book in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Promise Box and join Tricia on the evening of June 12th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 12th!


%d bloggers like this: