Thursday, May 23, 2013

Uncovering the Past -- The Promise Box

The Promise Box is the second heartwarming story in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series.  (Read my review of The Memory Jar here.)

Upon her mother's death, Lydia Wyse travels from her Englisch life in Seattle to her Amish family's home in West Kootenai, Montana.  Without definite plans on how long to stay with her father, Lydia soon finds two reasons to prolong her visit -- handsome bachelor Gideon Hooley and her mother's precious promise box.  Both take her on a journey through her past and into great promise for her future.

In this story, Tricia Goyer gives her readers very real characters to care about.  As Lydia reads the notes in the promise box, she experiences a wide range of emotions, and I found myself sharing those feelings with her.  Gideon has a past of his own to deal with, and traveling with him as he learns the details from years ago is another engaging part of the story. 

I give The Promise Box five stars and highly recommend it to fans of Amish fiction, or to anyone who enjoys a good story filled with promise.  I'm looking forward to what Tricia Goyer has to share next!

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

Check out what other reviewers think of The Promise Box here.

Book Two in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series

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! 

In The Promise Box, the second book of bestselling author Tricia Goyer's Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series, 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?

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.

Find out more about Tricia at


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!


  1. I really liked the first book and am looking forward to this one.

  2. This sounds so good.Would love to have this!

  3. This Southern Gal loves to read too!
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.

  4. If you came to visit you would wonder if you had gone back in years, but low and behold on our little dirt road we do have electric. I am an avid reader 2-3 books a week. I think this is just amazing like your books.

    Lora D.