Sunday, June 9, 2013
A Pilgrimage of Promise - A Review
Bo Miller has cancer and it's eating away at him. His wife, Mona Beth, refuses to accept that the man she's loved since high school is going to be taken away from her after only a few years together. He wants to make sure that she truly understands why he broke the promise they made to each other all those years ago. She feels that it's the past and it shouldn't be brought up. Yet a packet of letters may hold the answers she longs for and bring peace and healing to them both. Will she have the strength to take a journey through the past?
This is the fourth book in the Miller Creek novels and the first that I've read by Cathy Bryant. It's a combination of contemporary and historical fiction as Bo and Mona Beth's stories are told. Beautifully written, I was quickly engrossed into this tender, heart-breaking story. The events of the 1960's are handled in a way that help the reader to understand why the characters made the choices they did. Mona Beth's faith as a young woman was so strong. Even when life didn't work out the way that she'd planned it, she clung to her faith. Then as an adult watching her husband suffer so, her faith was more rocky. Yet Bo's faith at that point was the stronger of the two. I read this book in a couple of days, I was so engrossed into the story. Once I finished it, I did a search on my Kindle and discovered I had books one and two already on my Kindle, so I moved them to a folder of books currently reading. Even though this is the book 4, it's not necessary to read them in order. Sure you gain a bit more depth into the characters of Steve, Dani, Trish, Andy, Mona Beth, and Bo, but I was able to enjoy the book without reading the others.
I received the Smashwords Kindle version of this book for free from the author for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of Karen Kingsbury's older novels, contemporary fiction, Melody Carlson, Susan May Warren
Rating - 5 stars