Ally Phoebe s outspoken younger sister Martha She adds a ot of humor to the storyI was not given a complimentary copy of this book to read and review I was not approached by anyone to post a favorable review I have rated this book with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful story that I can highly recommend to others This story can be read without reading the previous books by this author Congratulations to Susan So B. It lantz Simpson for delivering another amazing story for her readers to enjoy I will be anticipating fantastic stories by this author in the future When a family tragedy strikes Phoebe Yoder promises God shel do anything if He Cabaret ll intervene including marrying Micah Graber But when her heart is drawn to someone else can Phoebeet go of her promiseOne of the fun things about this story besides the tender romance was the inclusion of alpacas It s an element not often seen in Amish stories so it made the book even interesting The Promise Is a book of vows promises to keep or not to keep essons on Grace kidnapping integrity and GOD Naomi had a major tragedy in her ife When it happened she makes a vow to GOD for HIM to fix it When things work out she feels ike GOD wants her to hold up to her end of the bargain but as we all know we are not under Law but under Grace does she keep that vow or does she et her heart Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice lead her and where does that desire come from Yup GOD This is a great book don t miss out I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley all of the opinions expressed in this review are all my ownif you wouldike to read of my Christian book reviews go to christianlybookreviewersblogspotcom I reviewed this book for RT Bookreviews Magazine is the first installment in Simpson s The Amish of Southern Maryland series Ben and Phoebe demonstrate the damage that can be done by carrying around shame and guilt instead of forgiving oneself There is no glossary as in common in many Amish themed novels so readers new to the genre could be a bit confused at times The pace is steady throughout but it s a bit challenging to root for some of the characters Micah is extremely difficult to En plein coeur like as he is rude demanding and almost has a stalkerike feel to him It s hard to fathom that Phoebe wouldn t speak up to her parents even though the Amish are not as outspoken as their Englisch counterparts Ben is a truly enjoyable character and Phoebe is as well at times but it comes The Bookshop on the Shore later in the book For the majority of the story you feel sorry for her but also frustrated that she doesn t share her feelings with her parents the bishop etc The theme of wanting to go after Fineife they could build together beginning with an alpaca farm of their own But he can see that Phoebe's brash vow is all she will consider no matter what her heart wants As Ben falls for her gentle manner and sweet sad eyes he comes to understand his daunting task to convince Phoebe that together they can make a new promise that will never be brok.
THE PROMISE is Ms Simpson s newest Amish book and it is already getting a Dance Real Slow lot of buzz In fact I ve had people ask if I was going to review it Well if you were one who wondered here it is Benjamin Miller is a dream He is sweet sensitive caring and knows what to do and say in stressful situations He has a head on his shoulders He s also got a strong faith and he doesn t allow doubt to take root Phoebe oh I hurt for her family I can t imagine being responsible for watching your baby sister and having her snatched while in your care She and her family were depressed understandably and for the first half of the book that is pretty much the focusI have never heard of alpacas so I was kind of curious what they were Maybe kind ofike Llamas I don t know They were described as The Art of Memoir like camels in the book but the coverooks The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life likelamas I saw have to research them sometime They were an unusual and interesting twist to an Amish romance story I enjoyed this Micah was a villain that was easy to hate I didn t ike him at all Unfortunately I know men ike him overbearing know it alls who are selfish jerks I think we all do Very realistic If you ike Amish fiction pick up a copy of Ms Simpson s THE PROMISE You will ove this book Especially Benjamin swoon I was given a copy free All opinions are my own I really enjoyed The Promise Amish fiction isn t my usual genre but Susan Lantz Simpson s writing uickly drew me in When Phoebe Yoder s baby sister was kidnapped I felt Phoebe s fear and guilt And I understood why she uttered a vow to God that she shouldn t have I struggled along with her as she wrestled with this vow Phoebe s spunk made me chuckle at times especially in her interactions with the man who pursued herBenjamin Miller is a swoon worthy hero I PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition love the way Simpson worked the alpacas into the story and it was fascinating to read about the Amish way ofifeI received an ARC of this book but that in no way influenced my thoughts on it This is a book readers of Amish fiction will Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography loveas well as someone whooves a good story A fun story for The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, lovers of Amish fiction The Amish in this Southern Maryland community enjoy selling and browsing at the Amish Market Those smiles of Sunshine turn to tears of rain though for the Yoder family though when the baby sister of the family is kidnapped by a mentally unstable woman after she has a miscarriage She tells her husband the baby is an adopted replacement for their child and he believes it Oldest daughter Phoebe blames herself for the kidnapping She makes a bargain with God if the child is returned she will marry a man whom she feels her parents want her to marry bu. In the beautiful spring warmth of Southern Maryland's Amish countryove always finds a way to bloom Like most Amish young women Phoebe Yoder has dreams but not of a courtship at east not yet She dreams of caring for the tender hearted alpacas at her Englischer neighbor's farm and earning the business herself But that onging falls away the moment he.
T she doesn t want to Phoebe wants to be courted and marry but not uite yet and definitely not to Micah Newcomer in town Ben has so many of the same interests she has including alpacas and is so nice and caring towards her unlike Micah Her heart opens to Ben but should she pursue it when she just doesn t feel worthy of his ove Really enjoyed this and I can t wait to read the next book in the seriesPub Date 27 Mar 2018 I received a review copy from Kensington Books through NetGalley Thank you All opinions expressed are my own As a reader of Amish fiction I The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl loved reading The Promise by Susan Lantz Simpson Phoebe Yoder enjoyed caring for her younger siblings but on market day a tragic transpired withittle Naomi being kidnapped Phoebe was heartbroken and made a vow to God that was made without realizing the conseuences and pain it would cause her My emotions were on alert throughout this story with all the suffering she endured Benjamin Miller return to his grandparents farm to assist them with their dairy farm He enjoyed going to Dori s farm to care for her alpacas along with Phoebe However Phoebe couldn t allow herself to have feelings for Benjamin with her vow to God to marry Micah with her prayer answered about her younger sister Micah w Lovers of Amish fiction will enjoy this novel from Susan Lantz Simpson It s a great mix of romance humor a bit of mystery and a whole Exile and Pilgrim lot of alpacas Phoebe Yoder is a determined young heroine whom readers will be rooting for and the book is rich with details about Amish The Promise is a heartwarming book written by Susan Lantz Simpson This is an amazing storyline that moves at a great pace and keeps the readers interest to theast page I ove the cover especially the addition of the Alpacas I enjoyed this story and found it hard to stop reading itThe characters are very ikeable and realistic which keeps the readers attention throughout the story I really enjoyed getting to know Phoebe Yoder She is such a sweet tender hearted young Amish woman who Hannah Montana: The Movie loves her family and faith always When a tragic event happens to her family Phoebe believes she is at fault She makes a promise to God that she finds very hard to keep and struggles to find a way to honor it Ben Miller has returned to Southern Maryland to help his grandparents with their farm when he finds himself in the middle of Phoebe s troubles He instantly jumps in to not only help Phoebe s family but he is also offering friendship to Phoebe Will his friendship cause Phoebe distress Can Ben help Phoebe see her promise is one she didn t have to honor All the characters add a great element to this story especi. R baby sister goes missing In that horrifying instant desperate for her sister's safe return she whispers a promise to Gott she will give up her dreams and marry Micah Graber a man she doesn'tove but who is determined to make her his wifeBenjamin Miller hasn't been back in Southern Maryland for ong before he meets Phoebe and begins to imagine what