Item description for Sarah's Promise (Country Road Chronicles #4) by Leisha Kelly...
Overview Frank Hammond makes a wintry journey of over two hundred miles to help his brother and look into a job offer he hopes will be the new beginning he is searching for. But all Sarah wants is to make a home as close as possible to the farms where they were raised. Why would Frank even consider moving so far away?
Publishers Description Frank Hammond makes a wintry journey of over two hundred miles to help his brother and look into a job offer he hopes will be the new beginning he is searching for. But all Sarah wants is to make a home as close as possible to the farms where they were raised. Why would Frank even consider moving so far away? As Frank strives to make a new start in a fresh location, he comes face-to-face with his own handicaps and a new-found call of God. At the same time, Sarah struggles for the faith to fulfill her own promise to trust God, and Frank, no matter what the circumstances. With their wedding date approaching, Sarah must come to terms with her doubts and misgivings while Frank finds that a gesture of kindness to strangers has opened a surprising door of renewed hope. Leisha Kelly fans will thrill to see the unfolding love story of Frank and Sarah, a fitting conclusion to the Wortham and Hammond saga.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2008
Series Country Road Chronicles
Series Number 3
ISBN 0800759877 ISBN13 9780800759872
Availability 0 units.
More About Leisha Kelly
Prior to her untimely death in 2011, Leisha Kelly was the author of several bestselling historical fiction books, including "Julia's Hope," "Emma's Gift," and "Katie's Dream." She served many years on her local library board and was active in the ministries of her church.
Leisha Kelly currently resides in Clayton, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sarah's Promise (Country Road Chronicles #4)?
Inspiring Book Oct 26, 2009
I have read all of Leisha Kellys books on Country Road Chronicles. They are excellent..you don't want them to end.
Great Ending Mar 9, 2009
This was a wonderful end to a great chronicle. I love the whole series. This series is one that doesn't last too long, but leaves me wishing there was more. The series spans approximately fifteen years and takes us through some happy and sad times.
Readers of the series will no doubt hate to see it end, but Kelly has given them a rewarding finale Mar 4, 2009
SARAH'S PROMISE is the final book in Leisha Kelly's Country Road Chronicles, the story of Depression Era families and the struggles they face in an attempt to rebuild their lives. It's also a love story involving Sarah Wortham and Frank Hammond and the roadblocks to their relationship.
This sequel to RACHEL'S PRAYER opens with another potential obstacle to their wedding day. Frank is leaving town on a 230-mile trip in the snow to help his brother Sam move. Sarah is distraught on two counts: She's worried about Frank making such a long drive on unfamiliar roads (this is the 1940s, when 200-plus miles would have been a long trip, and a potentially dangerous one in winter), and Frank wants to check out a business prospect that would force him and Sarah to move far from their hometown once they are married.
Frank's expected return to the Hammond family farm near Dearing, Illinois, is delayed at first by several days and then by several months; Frank, a woodworker, has discovered a far more fulfilling prospect than the business he had set out to investigate. Though she misses him, Sarah agrees that he needs to stay in Camp Point, the small town where Sam had lived before he moved.
But missing Frank isn't Sarah's only concern. Knowing that Frank is out of town, Donald Mueller steps up his pursuit of Sarah. Today he'd be accused of stalking and hit with a restraining order, but this is the 1940s, and about all Sarah can do is burn his daily letters and make sure her father is nearby whenever she goes to town. But even that situation gets complicated, as Frank's absence starts to wear on Sarah. And in the middle of all this, Sarah is trying to plan her wedding.
All along, the story of the Worthams and Hammonds is believable and satisfying. Kelly's thorough research of the era she's writing about is evident throughout, and with a few exceptions, she conveys the atmosphere of the times seamlessly. And she clearly has an ear for dialect and linguistic distinctions; in particular, Frank's mannerisms, speaking style and colloquialisms ring true and enhance the sense of time and place that Kelly is so good at establishing.
For any reader who is not familiar with the previous books in this series, the first few pages of SARAH'S PROMISE will be both bewildering and frustrating. The opening assumes that the reader knows the backstory; in what may have been an attempt to compensate for that, no less than a dozen characters are mentioned or introduced in the first three pages alone, creating a dizzying experience for newcomers to the series. But thing settle down soon enough, and even though unfamiliar names occasionally pop up without an explanation of who they are or which family they belong to, it's easy enough to make an educated guess and move on.
Readers of the series will no doubt hate to see it end, but Kelly has given them a rewarding finale. And as long as they can ignore the confusion in the opening scene, newcomers will get their reward as well.
--- Reviewed by Marcia Ford
Sarah's Promise Jan 13, 2009
This book is actually the 7th book in a series following two families (neighbors) during the depression in rural Illinois and how their lives intertwine. Begin with Emma's Gift and you will be hooked for sure.
Wonderful Ending to a series Oct 7, 2008
I looked forward to this book and was disappointed at the same time. I desperately hated to see the Wortham's story come to an end. I love this family and have since I first read 'Julia's Hope' which was the beginning. It was so good to see Franky's character explored and put to words in this book. I always liked this kid when I first met him in the first book. He just seemed so downtrodden and overlooked by his own family and they seemed to have no idea what a terrific kid he was. Well, that has changed now. Franky is a wonderful person and a wonderful Christian. He is such an asset to the church he attends and I absolutely loved that he was asked to preach some for the church! Of course, I knew they would ask him. He is so humble in his walk with the Lord. Sarah is so incredibly blessed to have Franky as a husband because he will always take care of her and love her as Christ loved the church. Any woman would love to be loved by a man like Franky. He has taken all the hurts dished out to him as a child and built them into an incredible man with such empathy for others. He has such wonderful discernment, too, into other people. I would dearly love to see another book in this series, just to see how everyone is doing. I hated so very much to see it end. If you haven't read any of these books, run to the bookstore and get them. You won't regret it.