Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock
What a sweet, interesting read! I just finished this novel by Ann Tatlock and really enjoyed it. It is the story of a young girl in the 60's whose life is affected by divorce, racial issues (lightly), abuse, family, war, etc. The main character is a girl named Roz who flees from an abusive father into a new area with her mother, big brother, and little sister. The other main character of the book is a slightly eccentric woman named Tilly who "adopts" the family as her own. I don't want to say too much and spoil any of the fun of the story!
Suffice it to say that this book was a nice light story, enjoyable, with a few twists, and a fairly predictable ending. For me, this is an ideal book; topics such as race, war, abuse, etc are touched on gently. One of the characters, Tilly, is a believer in Christ, but there is not much emphasis throughout the book on her beliefs. This is the only area where I might have wished there to be a little more clarification.
I would certainly suggest this book to friends and family for a good summer read! It's a great one to take with you on vacation, enjoyable, clean, entertaining fiction.
I received a free copy of this book for review from Bethany House publishers; I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 7:39 AM