This review is for the novel "Tomorrow's Promise" by Becky Melby.
There is something about this book that captures your imagination. The first 8 chapters felt slow to me and I kept trying to read faster in an attempt to find out what happens and what brought us to this point in the book. There are so many unanswered questions for so long it makes you impatient to know.
Even with that, however, Becky manages to weave an entrancing tale of long away happenings. This book is what happens when present intrudes on the past. It is quite an interesting idea for a book and I am glad I picked it up.
Emily Foster may appear to be healing on the outside but nothing could be farther from the truth on the inside.
Flipping this first house is just one of the steps she is taking in her search for redemption.
What is so important to her to begin with might be forgotten in the face of new discoveries.
This house, the one thing she feels will help make restitution may be the thing that helps bring her to an altogether different place than she started out to find.
Her ornery contractor, Jake Braden, hates everything Emily stands for in the renovation of this historical home and wants to fight her on destroying what he knows to be important, but a need of finances will quickly help keep his mouth shut on his opinion.
When an amazing secret is discovered in the house, it may be just the thing to bring the two of them together with one quest in mind.
I cannot even begin to tell you all of the nuances that this book has. It almost vibrates with the emotion that comes across as you turn each page of this captivating novel.
You can feel the despair and loss that each of these characters has dealt with or is dealing with.
You can almost grasp the wonder of each one as they encounter an amazing piece of history that this old house hides away.
Do yourself a favor and pick up the book especially if you are even slightly interested in history.
I don't think this is based on a true story but it seems as though it easily could be.
Let me know if you read it!
*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Barbour in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.