Book Review – The Promise She Keeps by Erin Healy

13 04 2011

    The Promise She Keeps

     By Erin Healy

     Thomas Nelson Publishers

     In stores now

Promise is a young girl with cystic fibrosis who dreams of being a singing star. Chase is an autistic man with an amazing artistic ability who has fallen in love with Promise. Porta is an aging art gallery owner who also happens to be a witch in search of immortality. As different as these three characters may be, their fates and their stories are intertwined.

When Promise survives a series of deadly accidents, Porta becomes convinced that the girl holds the secret to eternal life. Chase senses the devious intentions the witch has in store for the girl he loves and attempts to save her from Porta’s machinations.

I really wanted to like this book, and there were parts of it I really enjoyed. Healy did a great job of using the right words to paint a vivid picture of the people and places she was describing. However, the story never seemed to find its way home. There are too many subplots never resolved, too many questions left unanswered for my taste. As a writer, I understand and respect an author having a story to tell and a path she chooses to take her tale. However, as a reader, I was a little frustrated with the story’s climax.

On a scale of 1 to 5, I give “The Promise She Keeps” a 3.

BookSneeze has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in return for my unbiased review.

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