Promises, Promises by Amber Miller


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Promises, Promises

Barbour - July, 2008

by

Amber Miller


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Christy here: With this book, Promises, Promises by Amber Miller, you're going to get a big story in a little package. Did I mention it's a big, really sweet and touching story?

This is the first book I've read by this Heartsong line, and it delivers. The author created enough tension to keep me riveted until the end. And even at the end I wondered if the hero and heroine were ever going to get together!

Promises, Promises is set in the 1700s when our country was still so young. Raelene, our heroine, is faced with the horrible conflict of losing her parents, which leaves her all alone at 17, trying to save her family's farm and face the realization she will have to marry by 18 to keep it. Luckily for her, the hero, Gustaf, has loved her for quite some time and he takes the promise he made to Raelene's father, very seriously. He takes over as overseer for her farm and saves Raelene from one mishap after another, all while trying to find a suitable man for her to marry. But is anyone better suited than him?

This is a wonderful book, small enough to stick in your purse and read while you wait in the car, the doctor's office, wherever you may be. I was drawn into the story very easily and really didn't want to surface to reality.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Hi, I'm Amber, but my friends call me Tiff, short for Tiffany, my first name. Writing had always been a hobby, a way for me to express my innermost thoughts and feelings in a way I sometimes find difficult with the spoken word -- although my friends will tell you 'shy' is not in my vocabulary. Thanks to the gentle nudging of a fellow author -- Tracie Peterson -- in 2002, I took the next step in my writing career and joined the American Christian Fiction Writers. I owe all so many there a hearty hug of appreciation for their constant encouragement and unselfish assistance. I feel a lot more confident thanks to their support and love. For those of you who are also fiction writers looking for a wonderful support group, check them out!

I got involved with web design in 1997, when I was asked to take over running the official web site for the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. That eventually led to a series of negotiations where I was offered the job of running world-renowned actress Jane Seymour's official fan site. That has branched into doing web sites for a variety of clients, including: authors J.M. Hochstetler, Trish Perry, Kathy Pride, Louise M. Gouge, Susan Page Davis, and Jill Elizabeth Nelson, actor William Shockley (the voice of AT&T and Sony) and many others. With the help of a handful of other web site "technos," Eagle Designs was born! Feel free to visit and see our other clients.

Books are a definite passion. Why else would I be writing and publishing them? I firmly believe that a good book can take you away from all of your problems, into a world you've never seen. My favorite food is Italian; I sing all the time, and I once worked with my church choir to do a professional recording for a music CD of our performances.

I am in my 30's, married the love of my life in July 2007, and live in beautiful Colorado, but I love to travel and visit new places. Ultimately, my dream is to own horses and live in a one-level rancher nestled in the mountains. For now, I will remain where I am and do what I love—design web sites and write.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Raelene Strattford knows God has promised never to leave or forsake her. But after the catastrophic deaths of her parents, she doesn t believe it. What kind of God would take a girl's family and leave her alone in a wild land where women have no voice? Gustaf Hanssen has admired Raelene from afar for a while, but his poor attempt at courting her in the past has made him unwelcome in her life. When Gustaf promises Raelene's dying father that he will take care of her, he finds himself bound to her happiness, her success, and her well-being in ways he never imagined. To keep his word must Gustaf really oversee all of Raelene's affairs, find her a husband, and maintain her farm, while she does nothing but scorn him? Can God reach through Raelene's pain and self-centeredness and give her the love that awaits, if only she will accept His will?

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE

At this time,
Promises, Promises
can only be purchased through the
Heartsong Book Club
.

Comments

Wow! Thanks, Christy. Loved your review. It's a challenge to get the full story told in so few pages, but glad to hear you enjoyed it.

And thanks for the added plug of the book being handy to slip into your purse and read while you wait. :)

Appreciate your support. Book 2 is available through the book club now, if you're interested. Visit the books page of my web site for more information.
Christy LaShea said…
Thanks for stopping by! I'll have to check out the book club. I love to carry books with me and read a little bit of a story to pass time - especially while in traffic.

I'm curious about who Book 2 is about - I'll definitely check it out!!!

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