Thursday, April 7, 2011
Review of Promises to Keep!
I absolutely loved this book. Good authors are able to weave a whole world through their character's perspective, and Ann Tatlock has done an amazing job with the point of view of Roz. Her voice is crystal clear and gently guides a reader through the plot of the story. Racial issues, abuse, and alcohol are all dealt without taking away from the flow of the story.The story is well-settled in the era of the Vietnam war, and it is easy for a reader to immerse themselves into Roz's world. Tillie is such a unique character- imagine finding a woman sitting on your front porch, reading the morning newspaper! And when you question her, she claims that your house is her house and that she will die in your house! Tillie's character is sweet and loving, and she brings Christ to the Anthony family without being overwhelmingly "preachy". Excellent, excellent book.
I recommend this book to readers in their teens and up. Five out of five stars!
Specifics: ( from amazon.com)
Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (February 1, 2011)
Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for providing a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes.