Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Promises to Keep
Bethany House (February 1, 2011)
Ann Tatlock


Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy Award-winning novel All the Way Home. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.


Eleven-year-old Roz (Rosalind) Anthony and her family have just moved to Mills River, Illinois, to escape an abusive situation. Only days after settling into their new home, they are surprised to find the previous owner, Tillie Monroe, on their front porch reading the newspaper.

Though her sons have sold the house and sent her to a facility for the aged, she is determined to die in the place she lived her life, and somehow manages to find her way "home" day after day. Feeling sympathy for the elderly woman, Roz's mother allows Tillie to move back in.

Mara Nightingale becomes Roz's first friend in Mills River. In spite of their many differences, the girls discover they have something in common that binds them together--both are hiding secrets. So they make a promise--"cross my heart and hope to die"--never to tell anyone else. When danger stalks the Anthonys, Tillie exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Promises to Keep, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764208098

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Ann can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

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Deanna at Deannna's Corner
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Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
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Janet at Along The Way
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Jasmine said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Just seeing if the comments work. Someone reported a problem. Blessings all.

CarlybirdK said...


Janet Ruth said...



Andrea Graham said...

Posted: http://askandrea.adamsweb.us/cfba-blog-tour-promises-to-keep-by-ann-tatlock/

Adam Blumer said...

Posted. My mom snagged this one and is really enjoying it! http://adamblumer.blogspot.com/2011/02/promises-to-keep-by-ann-tatlock.html

Deena said...

Mine is here: http://deenasbooks.blogspot.com/2011/02/cfba-presents-promises-to-keep-by-ann.html

Jennifer said...

LOVED this book! Posted my review here:


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review. <Daysong Reflections

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review

Molly said...


Heart2Heart said...

Another exceptional book find~!


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

David A. Bedford said...

I really like the premise. Best wishes!

Deanna said...


heartscribblings--formerly southeastcountrywife said...

i'm up!

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone.

elizabeth said...

It's up!

Tarasview said...


Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

tikvah73 said...

I haven't gotten the book yet, but I went ahead and posted this post at: http://www.bowofbronze.com/amysblog/2011/02/book-review-promises-to-keep-by-ann-tatlock/

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Had trouble with blogger accepting the book trailer. Every time I'd past it in, it would lock up my internet and shut it down. Had to go with just a link. Anyone else have problems with the video html?

Pamela Meyers said...

I hadn't finished this wonderful book by the time the blog tour started so I posted my review "so far" with a promise to come back and complete my review. That was my promise to keep LOL and it's now been kept.

You can see my additional thoughts at www.blogspot.pammeyerswrites.com