Promise to Cherish by Elizabeth Byler Younts ~ Review

Promise to Cherish (The Promise of Sunrise #2)Lucie's Review:

During WWII Amishman Eli Brenneman serves as a conscientious objector in the Civilian Public Service hoping that his service will help him let go of his childish heartbreaking ways.
Christine Freeman is a nurse with a past, and a heart in need of healing. At first she resents Eli for being a "CO" as she lost both of her brothers to the war. But her respect for him grows as she sees his willingness to do the hardest and most thankless jobs without complaint. But when an unwanted love from the past comes back to haunt her, Eli offers her shelter and a place of refuge among his community.
Will Christine find what she's looking for, and finally escape the demons of her past?

A great read, with well developed characters, that I could really cheer for. One of my favorite characters was Aunt Annie, who welcomed Christine into her life with open arms, and didn't judge her for her past mistakes. She shared her faith, and always was warm and quick to smile.

There were some thematic elements to the story that make it hard to read, my heart definitely went out to Christine. But I would also say that this wouldn't be the kind of book that I would give to a 12-14 year old.

Overall, a great read, that I felt was realistic to the times and situation. A novel that I would happily recommend!

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