Based on a true story, this book is not the easiest of subject matters, and though the writing is excellent with great flow, it was hard to read.
After the death of her cousin, Mallory feels the need to make a difference and save a life, so after meeting a man from Pakistan on the internet she make the decision to marrying him, leaving behind the life she's known and the man who loves her.
Tate is a piano teacher, he had wanted to marry Mallory, but now that she has made he choice there is little that he can do.
The bonds of friendship are tested in this tale of friendship, betrayal, and heartache.
I didn't really understand Mallory and her desire to save a life, and maybe in a way it was her way of saying she needed to find herself and what she believed. It was so hard to read about her and how she was betrayed and manipulated by people who took advantage of her ready trust, because I knew that there was no way this would end up well.
Fozia was a good friend to Mallory and did what she could to help her. Tate was an amazing, and he never gave up on Mallory after she left, and he started trying to help her escape as soon as he found out that Abdul had lied to her. Soraya was another good friend to Mallory, but for the first part of the story I didn't really know why we were following her, especially because I didn't care to read about her and Ishmael and how intimate they were before marriage.
Overall, this wasn't a book that I particularly enjoyed, but it was good and serves as a true cautionary tale about meeting people online.
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About the book:
Mallory's search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal---and danger.
Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal---to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.
Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart's desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfill her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.
Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love?
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About the author:
Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on multiple Bestseller lists. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series--Seek Me With All Your Heart--was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth lives in Texas with her family.