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About "The Promise (Large Print)"
Mallory's search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal--and danger. Can the only man she's ever loved rescue her before it's too late? Mallory Hammond is determined not to let her boyfriend, parents, or anyone else get in the way of her #1 goal--to save a life. She had that chance when she was a teenager, and the opportunity slipped away, leaving a void she's desperate to fill. Then a new friend she met online offers her the chance she's dreamed of. But she'll have to leave behind everyone she loves to take it. Tate Webber has loved Mallory for years. He understands that Mallory's free spirit has to fly, and when he gives her the space she needs, he hopes that when she lands, the two of them will be in the same place and can marry at last. In a bold move--and with lots of resistance from Tate and those closest to her--Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfill her dream. Tate begs her not to go, but Mallory embarks on the dangerous journey to Pakistan anyway, only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. Her new friend isn't who he says he is. And Mallory can only pray she'll make it out alive. Inspired by actual events, this riveting story will take you on a wild journey and have you asking yourself: How far would I go for love?
Meet the Author
Beth Wiseman is hailed as a top voice in Amish fiction. She is a Carol-award winner and author of numerous bestsellers including the Daughters of the Promise and the Land of Canaan series. She and her family live in Texas.
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Mallory is my least-favourite kind of fictional heroine: noble, academically bright but nave, with little understanding of life outside her first-world bubble. She shows herself to be easily led--in the wrong direction--as she makes a vital decision based on some basic internet research, and has no idea what she's letting herself in for. I hoped I'd be wrong about the way the story would progress, but I wasn't. However, I really liked Tate. There was a nobility and intelligence about him that Mallory lacked, but he still had faults, one being Mallory. My dislike of her aside, Tate is a committed Catholic who attends Mass and believes Jesus is the only way to God. Mallory has no personal faith, and has never read the Bible, yet is happy to start reading the Quran-so why is Tate in a relationship with her? I can imagine a lot of people are going to rave about this novel. It's based on real-life events the author was personally involved in-but I didn't find that out to the end. Maybe I'd have been able to feel more sympathy for Mallory if I'd known. Thanks to Litfuse Publicity and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
Beth Wiseman is a talented author and has written many excellent novels. Unfortunately, this is not one of them. Mallory is a young woman questioning the whys in life after losing her best friend several years earlier. She becomes embroiled in a dangerous scheme involving people she trusts. I found the story fairly unrealistic and Mallory difficult to empathise with. No person would truly make the choices Mallory does. I recommend missing this book, and choosing another of Beth's novels instead.