3/10/2011

The Promises She Keeps

Erin Healy
2010
Thomas Nelson
Fiction/Suspense/Christian

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

This book has some darkness in it.  Porta, a woman who is older than she appears, is practicing witchcraft and is sure that after Promise, a young woman who has cystic fibrosis, survives several freak accidents, that she is the one.  The one who help bring Porta immortality.  However a young man seems to be in the way all the time, whether it is Porta's own son Zack, who is fighting his own demons, or the young autistic man Chase who keeps spreading love with his pictures that he sees and draws. 
Porta is determined to find immortality, no matter what it costs.  Even if she has to kill for it.  And she will.  This book is definitely a different style book from any I have read, still trying to process it all.  I enjoyed the suspense side of the story, I love a good mystery, but the dark side of the story left me unsure.  333 pages 3 stars US$14.99 
This book was provided by Thomas Nelson for review purposes only.  No payment was received for this review. 
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Book Description

It's her destiny to die young. The man who loves her can't live with that.
Promise, a talented young vocalist with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art collector in search of the goddess who will grant her immortality.
When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that Promise is the one she seeks. But Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and opposes Porta, comes between the women with his mysterious visions and drawings, and plunges everyone into a flesh-and-blood confrontation over the true meaning of eternal life.

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