Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Promises by Carolyn Twede Frank

About this book:

Hattie is barely twelve when her pa’s “business adventures” disrupt her family and move them to the new town of Tropic, nestled in the shadows of old Ebenezer Bryce’s Canyon. Her pa views the town as opportunity. Hattie is hopelessly shy and views it with apprehension; she dreads the task of making new friends. More than anything else, Hattie wants to be like her father—not afraid of meeting new people, talking to strangers, and standing up for herself. So it is with trepidation that she accepts her pa’s challenge and promises to make new friends.
Hattie forms more promises as she struggles to make friends, finding companionship in places she wouldn’t have expected and learning that there is a difference between complaining and standing up for oneself.
My Review:
 Promises is a wonderful LDS novel geared toward middle graders.  As an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to any LDS reader from middle grade on up.  I really enjoyed getting to know the main character Hattie.  Throughout the novel I felt like I came to know her and I really felt for all that she went through.  I found myself wanting her to stand up for herself and her feelings.  I was cheering inside when she did take a stand and chose to be courageous.  The emotion that you feel in this story is incredible and the author did a wonderful job creating these scenes. The mystery element to this novel was a nice touch, and I enjoyed how that part played out.  It definitely wasn't what I expected and I was glad that the author could surprise me.  I give Promises four out of five stars and I look forward to more from author Carolyn Twede Frank!
Happy Reading!!! 
You can  pick up the paperback version via amazon here.

You can pick up the Kindle version here.

I received this book for free.  This is my honest review.
Source:  Publisher/Author

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