Item description for A Promise for Tomorrow by Sara Dubose...
Overview This novel reminds the reader to live expectantly-to put faith before fear. A small Alabama town in the mid-50's. A lazy summer afternoon. No concerns for Fannie Lea besides her dreadful name. No concerns, that is, until she and her brother trespass on Boyd's property. Then, it's a grip around the waist, a knife to her throat and Boyd's breath. Soon the young preacher's daughter discovers secrets regarding other Sugar Hill residents. She learns the mystery behind Boyd's locked upstairs room, and eventually she places herself in danger to save a soul more helpless than herself. An element of mystery surrounds the adventures of a young girl in a small town. As she meets new friends, she also discovers how little she knew about some old acquaintances. Following the example of her father, Fannie Lea ministers in her own way to new friends as well as familiar folks. The uplifting message of hope for all in Christ is the central theme of the work. This novel is based on true life experiences, adding credence to the old adage: "Truth is stranger than fiction." It will offer a potent dose of encouragement to anyone who may have negative thought patterns or who finds it hard to release past hurts and failures, especially when the problems have lasted for years. This novel will help slam the door of discouragement and defeat, and provide the key to a new door marked: A Promise for Tomorrow.
Publishers Description An element of mystery surrounds the adventures of a young girl in a small town. As she meets new friends, she also discovers how little she knew about some old acquaintances. Following the example of her father, Fannie Lea ministers in her own way to new friends as well as familiar folks. This novel will offer a potent dose of encouragement to anyone who may have negative thought patterns or who finds it hard to release past hurts and failures. This novel will help shut the door of discouragement and defeat, and provide the key to a new door marked A Promise for Tomorrow.
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Studio: Randall House Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Randall House Publications
ISBN 0892655631 ISBN13 9780892655632
Availability 0 units.
More About Sara Dubose
Sara DuBose is a motivational speaker and author of three other novels: Where Hearts Live, Where Love Grows, and Where Memories Linger. Sara is also the author of Conquering Anxiety published by the Presbyterian Church in America. Her other writing credits include numerous articles and stories for publications such as Today's Christian Woman, Virtue, Decision, and Family Life Today. She also appears in eight anthologies by Barbour. Sara currently travels as a speaker for seminars, festivals, civic clubs, schools and churches. She may be contacted at www.saradubose.com. Sara and her husband live in Montgomery, AL. She is the mother of two daughters.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Promise for Tomorrow?
Beautifully written, just not my cup of tea Jun 5, 2008
Sara DuBose's language takes you right to the time and place of the setting of "A Promise For Tomorrow." The narration has a slow pace which conforms precisely to 1955 Alabama. This novel is well-written, but not my cup of tea. As an avid suspense/mystery reader, the pace is a bit too slow for me. I prefer when the novel opens in the midst of an action sequence, gripping me immediately. This novel simply lost my attention before the action began.
Wholesome nostalgic story May 23, 2008
Sara Dubose is a gifted writer who has produced a wholesome story set in the nostalgic South and which is told through a winsome young narrator, Flea. If you enjoy a sense of home and place set back in time, you will enjoy being in the company of Flea's friends and family who authentically embody the joys and tensions of a faith in God and a love for one another lived out daily which, ultimately, effects a great hope for tomorrow.
Moving story about growing up in the 1950s South Apr 29, 2008
A Promise for Tomorrow by Sara Dubose tells the story of one year in the life of nine-year old Flea who is growing up in the 1950s South. The book has many parallels to To Kill a Mocking Bird: oddly named female narrator, the innocence of the children and the impending darkness that threatens them, the upstanding father figure. But Dubose makes the book stand on its own merit by including faith into this story. The book is written with the simple yet sophisticated language of children with alternating innocence and wisdom. Flea learns about faith and what it means to have hope while facing the normal occurances in a little girl's life. She's an engaging narrator who the reader can't help but root for. The book does leave several storylines up in the air, but with that promise for tomorrow of hope for characters and reader alike.
good summer read Apr 21, 2008
"A Promise for Tomorrow" is a perfect read for those who remember Alabama in the 1950's and enjoy reminiscing. Its main character, Flea, touches readers with her inner conflict of needing to help others versus self-preservation and self-comfort. Readers will perhaps recognize several of the characters as resembling people of their own acquaintance, such as the pessimistic Miss Velma, or the fun-loving Uncle Carl. Put "A Promise for Tomorrow" on your summer reading list.
A nostalgic, humorous & adventurous Southern tale seen through the eyes of 10 year old "Flea" Apr 6, 2008
A Promise for Tomorrow is a nostalgic, heartwarming, humorous and at times suspenseful story worthy to be made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. It is refreshing to experience small town Alabama in the 1950's through the eyes of "Flea", an imaginative, sweet tomboy with a taste for adventure...and she surely finds it. If you liked To Kill a Mockingbird, "Father Knows Best", The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Nancy Drew books, you will find it hard to put this book down.