Sunday, May 1, 2022

A PROMISE ENGRAVED by Liz Tolsma, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise, #ReleaseDay

A gripping tale of the battle of the Alamo using some real characters and fictional ones. A cat’s eye ring ties the past to the present as Kayleigh and Brandon search for the meaning of an inscription on the ring. Steeped in the history of Texas with all the danger of the battle for independence from Santa Anna, Ms. Tolsma weaves a possible scenario around an interesting artifact. Filled with facts from bygone days and a believable story of what might have happened, we see danger and connections both in the past and in the present, all the while with an underpinning of faith.

This makes me want to visit San Antonio and the Alamo. I am really enjoying these forays through The Doors To The Past.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishers. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own. * 4 stars and a solid faith thread. 

BackCover Blurb:
Can Promises Made in Times of Struggle Endure 200 Years?

Visit historic American landmarks through the Doors to the Past series. History and today collide in stories full of mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance.

Young, spirited Josie Wilkins life is about to take a turn when faced with political turmoil and secret love in San Antonio of 1836. John Gilbert has won her heart, despite being a Protestant preacher who is forbidden to practice his faith in Texas. If he discovers the secrets of her painful past, he will never have anything to do with her. But then comes the Battle of the Alamo. Will either of them survive an epic battle for liberty to create a legacy of love?

Nearly 200 years later, Kayleigh Hewland takes breaks from her demanding job as a refugee coordinator working with Mexican migrants to attend flea markets where she has found a uniquely engraved ring that helps her discover who killed her parents. Enlisting the help of appraiser Brandon Mullins, they piece together a love story long forgotten. But will dangers linked to the ring end her own hopes for leaving a legacy built on hope, faith, and love?

Barbour Publishing, May 1, 2022
Available in digital ebook and paperback:
Buy A Promise Engraved at Amazon, Christianbook .com, or Baker Book House

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