Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CFBA Presents "Promises To Keep" by Ann Tatlock

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Promises to Keep
Bethany House (February 1, 2011)
Ann Tatlock


Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy Award-winning novel All the Way Home. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.


Eleven-year-old Roz (Rosalind) Anthony and her family have just moved to Mills River, Illinois, to escape an abusive situation. Only days after settling into their new home, they are surprised to find the previous owner, Tillie Monroe, on their front porch reading the newspaper.

Though her sons have sold the house and sent her to a facility for the aged, she is determined to die in the place she lived her life, and somehow manages to find her way "home" day after day. Feeling sympathy for the elderly woman, Roz's mother allows Tillie to move back in.

Mara Nightingale becomes Roz's first friend in Mills River. In spite of their many differences, the girls discover they have something in common that binds them together--both are hiding secrets. So they make a promise--"cross my heart and hope to die"--never to tell anyone else. When danger stalks the Anthonys, Tillie exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Promises to Keep, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:

My Thoughts:

I'm so happy! I've found a new author to love! Ann Tatlock's newest release captivated me from the first page, and I'm eager for more of her rich, full-of-life stories!

"Promises To Keep" weaves the story of Rosalind (Roz) Anthony and her family together with delightful Tillie Monroe, the previous owner of their new home in Mills River. Um, make that 'current owner' least, in Tillie's mind.

You see, while Tillie was recovering in a care home, her sons sold the house she'd lived in for all of her married life. Seems Tillie had her heart set on dying in that very house...which is why Roz and her sister discovered her sitting on their front porch, pleased as punch to be 'back home'.

To read my full review, click here.

Happy Reading!



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