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Encouraging Note from a Reader

I loved Fatal Illusions. The impact that book has had on my friends is a good one! I let my best friend S--- borrow it, and she loved it as well. She is doing a report on it for English class along with a media presentation (a short video filmed to help summarize the book). A lot of our unsaved friends have been interested in the book, so we (S--- and I) are letting them borrow it (some have already finished reading it). We are excited to see how it helps us further the Gospel to them! I was grateful to be able to give them a book that was extremely exciting to read, as well as clearly portraying a strong Christian testimony. So, thank you for that! Fatal Illusions has opened doors for us and become a valuable resource!

(Reprinted with author's permission)

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.

My Review

My mom snagged this novel and is really enjoying it so far. She can hardly put it down. I hope to read the novel down the road.

Watch the book trailer: