Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Promise by Beth Wiseman

Back Cover Blurb:

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?

Read an Excerpt:

Mallory put the pan of lasagna into the oven and set the timer. Tate wouldn’t be at her house for at least an hour. She went back to the couch and resumed her research on Peshawar.

Ismail couldn’t have been any more transparent. Her boss knew she wanted to save a life, and he was clearly planting the idea in her head. She couldn’t blame him for wanting to help his niece. Abdul had told her the same thing as Ismail—that the media only showed the ugly parts of the country, that where he lived was very safe and beautiful. But as she scoured the Internet, she found photos to validate both the beauty of Pakistan and the fact that it was a war-torn country.

She’d been thinking about her cousin Kelsey all day. Would bringing Majida to the United States guarantee Mallory a place in heaven—or paradise, as Ismail called it? Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. She knew it was in the Bible, but she couldn’t recall who said it. She wished her parents had raised her and Vicky in the church. She should have at least been properly introduced to God when she was young. At the very least, would helping Majida ease her guilt over not being able to save Kelsey?

She tried to picture the look on Tate’s face if she told him that she was going to Pakistan to marry Abdul and hopefully save his daughter’s life. He would have a fit, even if it was a marriage in name only. Then she thought about her mother and father and Vicky; it was a toss-up as to which of them would be most upset. But then, somewhere in the midst of all the negativity, she pictured the look on Abdul’s face if she told him she was considering a way to help him and Majida. A very different vision.

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About the Author:
Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series—Seek Me With All Your Heart—was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2018, and she has published twelve novels and nine novellas to date.

As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.

Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary—Need You Now—released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her next non-Amish contemporary—The House that Love Built—which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed.

In a daring new novel, Beth jumped way outside the box. The Promise takes readers far away from Amish Country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by actual events, Beth believes this is the book she’s been working toward for a long time.

Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs, two cats, two potbellied pigs, and nine roosters. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family. You can find Beth at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook where she interacts with readers or visit to learn more about Beth and her books

Connect with Beth here:

BETH is giving away a copy of THE PROMISE. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


cjajsmommy said...

Well, I have to say I was somewhat skeptical about this storyline until I read that it was inspired by actual events. Because I trust Beth Wiseman, having read many of her books over the years, I am now interested in reading The Promise. Thank you for the interview. cjajsmommy at gmail dot com

Deb R.

Caryl Kane said...

Wonderful interview with Beth! I can't wait to read "The Promise". Thanks for the chance to do so.


Deanna Stevens said...

Inspired by actual events is always a winner with me :)
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Cindi A said...

Beth Wiseman is one of my favorite authors. This book sounds a bit different from her past novels. I'm looking forward to reading The Promise.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing to win a copy.

~Cindi Altman

Carol Q. said...

I love Beth Wiseman and am a wisemanite from the beginning. Can hardly wait to read another of her books

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Amy C said...

I really want to read this book.
Campbellamyd At gmail dot com

KayM said...

The Promise sounds like an exciting book. Mallory apparently has much courage to undertake such a journey. I'm looking forward to reading her story.

Karen G. said...

I really would love to read this book. I have it on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of The Promise.

Britney Adams said...

The Promise sounds like a very compelling and thought provoking story! I enjoyed the excerpt and would love to read more! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read "The Promise." Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Anonymous said...

I've heard about this book in a few places so it's definitely on my TBR list now. Thank you for this opportunity! katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie Edgar

sm said...

I would love to read The Promise! It certainly is a diversion from Beth's usual genre and the fact that it's based on a true event, makes it very intriguing. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Judy said...

I am a huge fan of Beth Wiseman's and I'd love to win a copy of, The Promise!

Judy B

Unknown said...

"The Promise" looks to be a very good read...I look forward to reading it!
Kelly Y.
kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

Anonymous said...

So glad to see Beth here. Sounds like a good book. I have read a book from her that wasn't Amish and it was real good. But, I also love her Amish books. Please put my name in for a chance to win this book.
Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Sharon Timmer said...

This is one of Berh Wiseman's books that I have not read but I am putting it on my TBR list so hope I win a copy!

StillyBee said...

Love to win this one!

Lisa Stifler said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I love Beth's books. Books based on actual facts and events, Definitely on my to be read list. ~ Blessings ~ lisastifler(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading this new book by Beth Wiseman!

Evlin said...

This book sounds really interesting and different from the Amish books from Beth Wiseman. Would love to win a copy. Thanks.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read beth's latest novel.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a very interesting story that I would love to read. I have read your Amish stories so this would be a different read for sure!
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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