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Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock

Family is one of the most important things in our lives and especially in the life of a young child. So what child, when her family is broken for one reason or another, wouldn’t dream of a happy reuniting of her family?

Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock is the story of two young girls who become friends and then learn that they each have the same dream—to be reunited with their fathers. They promise to pray each day that they will be able to be with their fathers again. Both of the girls learn eventually that their dream cannot ever be fulfilled as they truly hope.

This was a very engaging story to read. I loved the small town setting and the characters that all knew each other from way back. I also appreciated how the Christian themes where clear, but not overstated or pushy. I found the voice of the Roz, the eleven year old narrator, to be very realistic. Sometimes children as narrators can seem too old or too young. But Roz was very skillfully written, bringing both the innocence and humor of a child to the story. I did think the ending was a bit abrupt and sudden and not completely realistic. Overall, it is enjoyable read that will easily captivate any reader.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 


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