Thursday, July 19, 2012

Promise Me This

Promise Me This
Cathy Gohlke

Annie watched her brother sail away on the Titanic, bound for America. She's already lost her parents and is all alone in the world. Her brother hopes to send for her once his business is going strong. But life doesn't go as planned and she learns that her brother saved a young boy at the expense of his own life. She hates Michael for taking her brother's place and the bitterness is eating her alive.

This book was not a simple love story. Combined with the Titanic and World War II it is a saga of love, life and death. It could make you cry as well as smile. It was a very long story that at times seems a bit drawn out. The parts dealing with the aunt are frustrating and a bit over the top. The ending seemed very cheesy and unrealistic. But despite all of this, I'm extremely glad that I read this story. It had a beautiful message of forgiveness, one that shines throughout the story. If you have a bit of time, it's definitely worth the read.

I received this book free of charge from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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