Book Review: A Promise of Forgiveness

Book Review: A Promise of Forgiveness by Jo Ann Brown. An Amish Contemporary Romance story published by Love Inspired! On Tour with Justread Tours!

A Promise of Forgivness JustRead Blog Tour

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A Promise of Forgiveness Title: A Promise of Forgiveness
Series: Secrets of Bliss Valley #2
Author: Jo Ann Brown
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: November 30, 2021
Genre: Christian, Amish, Contemporary Romance

“Jo Ann Brown’s writing is both powerful and charming. She provides a respite from the cares of the day and gives the invitation to join her for a journey of peace that lingers in the heart.” —Kelly Long, national bestselling author

Every little secret is a chain to the past… For Amish widow Naomi Ropp, moving back to her parents’ Bliss Valley home—with her boisterous twin toddler boys—is a chance to start over and bury the painful secrets of her marriage forever. But her life is turned upside down once again when she learns she’s not the only one hiding things. The parents she believed were always open and honest have been keeping a secret her whole life. And now her only confidant is her father’s new employee—a handsome Amish man who was once her childhood tormentor. Samuel King knows more than anyone should about mistakes—and the way he treated Naomi is at the top of his list. But the shock of seeing her pretty face again is quickly overshadowed when they find a slumbering boppli abandoned on his porch. Caring for the sweet newborn together is finally bringing some peace to their troubled pasts. But when a spark leads to growing feelings as they start to look toward the future, Samuel must find a way to convince Naomi to trust the man he’s become…and the promise of new love.

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Jo Ann Brown

Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names. A former military officer, she enjoys taking pictures and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 40 years and has three children and two rambunctious cats. She lives in Amish Country in southeastern Pennsylvania. She enjoys hearing from her readers. Visit her at

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My Thoughts

A Promise of Forgiveness by Jo Ann Brown

This book was truly a book on working to forgive. Jo Ann Brown mentioned many questions and struggles that we go through when trying to forgive people. Completely normal thought processes but she does it in such a way that you can easily identify with the characters.

I loved the bit of background Jo Ann Brown gives on Naomi and Samuel at the beginning. It helped me get a good feel for where the characters were at in their lives and what had happened to make them who they are today. Naomi and Samuel were an interesting match, at first it seemed like they were total opposites. However, at the end Jo Ann Brown really showed how they were exactly right for each other all along.

Overall, an interesting storyline, a good cast of characters, and I enjoyed the detailed descriptions.

4 Stars.

The only thing that bugged me was how long it took Naomi to forgive. Just a personal thing since I am easier going than her so at times, I really did not understand why she was holding on to her anger so long.

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

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  1. I like the cover and the book sounds like a heart-tugging read that I can really get into! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful holiday season!

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