Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Pinch of Promise

We have discovered that Doozy (my dog) has the uncanny ability to show up just as you are about to sneak a snack (something you do not want to share).  He can be on the other side of the house! We do not know how he does it.  That dog is a chow hound (with a drool problem).  The only way to sneak food is to go hide in the bathroom (and close the door very tight)!  I keep trying to get him to do tricks, but he is always too busy wagging his tail (one of these days he is going to take flight)!

A Pinch of a Promise by Elizabeth Maddrey is a Christian romance book.  It is the second book in Taste of Romance series.  Rebecca Fischer is a physical therapist living in Washington, D.C.  Her latest patient is Ben Taylor (who hurt his ACL).  Rebecca is wondering if Ben will remember her.  Rebecca has changed since they met the summer after her freshman year of college.  They were both counselors at a summer camp in Colorado Springs.  Rebecca has changed her hair color and is using a different name.  Rebecca has worked hard to overcome her past and move forward (parent issues).  Why did Rebecca change her name (spoilers)?

Ben Taylor works with Bread of Heaven which is going to partner with the mission where Rebecca volunteers (and also donates money from her trust).  Ben is hoping to start a program to provide food to the people that need it in the D.C. area.  Ben has not had a serious relationship since Rebecca.  He is still in love with her.  Can Ben get Rebecca to trust him and tell him about her past?  Why is Rebecca unwilling to share her history with him?

A Pinch of Promise is well-written, but it is a very slow paced novel.  It just seemed to go on and on rehashing Rebecca’s issues over and over. The end was very rushed.  It took so long to get to it and then boom!  I have to admit that I found this novel frustrating to read (took forever to get to the point, Rebecca kept pushing Ben away—repeatedly and she refused to talk about her past with Ben).  It has a lovely Christian theme and highlights the issue of hunger in America.  I give A Pinch of Promise 3 out of 5 stars.  I just did not enjoy A Pinch of Promise as much as Elizabeth Maddrey’s other books that I have read.  I felt that the novel could have easily been cut in half and it would not have changed the story. 

I received a complimentary copy of the novel from the author through The Book Club Network Inc.  The review and opinions expressed are my own. 

I am off to enjoy dinner and then watch Cedar Cove!  Have a lovely evening and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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