Promise Me

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Thorndike Press, 2010 - Fiction - 399 pages
45 Reviews
"As you read my story, there is something I want you to understand. That in spite of all the pain--past, present and that still to come--I wouldn't have done anything differently. Nor would I trade the time I had with him for anything--except for what, in the end, I traded it for." Beth Cardall has a secret. For eighteen years, she has had no choice but to keep it to herself, but on Christmas Eve 2008, all that is about to change. For Beth, 1989 was a year marked by tragedy. Her life was falling apart: her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was suffering from an unidentifiable illness; her marriage transformed from a seemingly happy and loving relationship to one full of betrayal and pain; her job at the dry cleaners was increasingly at risk; and she had lost any ability to trust, to hope, or to believe in herself. Then, on Christmas Day, as she rushed through a blizzard to the nearest 7-Eleven, Beth encountered Matthew, a strikingly handsome, mysterious stranger, who would single-handedly change the course of her life. Who is this man, and how does he seem to know so much about her? He pursues her relentlessly, and only after she's fallen deeply in love with him does she learn his incredible secret, changing the world as she knows it, as well as her own destiny.

From the "New York Times "bestselling author of the beloved classics "The Christmas Box "and "The Christmas List "comes a breathtaking story of the transcendent power of love.

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It was a great love story. - Goodreads
The ending really caught me off guard. - Goodreads
The whole premise was a bit over the top for me. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sara Alvarenga - Goodreads

I picked up this book at the library without knowing anything about the author because the cover and the tittle of the book are very intriguing . The prologue was even more interesting "Locked away in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie (StephTheBookworm) - Goodreads

On Christmas Eve 2008, Beth has a long kept secret that she'll finally reveal. She flashes back to the most important year in her life and shares her incredible story… it's 1989 and Beth's life is ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Richard Paul Evans was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 11, 1962. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Utah in 1984. In 1992 while he was an advertising executive, he wrote a story about parental love and the meaning of Christmas for his daughters. The story, The Christmas Box, was copied and passed around to relatives and friends, and was published. It was adapted as an Emmy-winning television movie in 1995 starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O'Hara. His other fiction works include The Locket, A Perfect Day, Promise Me, Lost December, and A Winter Dream. His series include the Christmas Box series, The Walk series, and the Michael Vey series. He also writes non-fiction works including The Christmas Box Miracle: My Spiritual Journey of Destiny, Healing, and Hope, The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me about Life and Wealth, and The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women. He has won several awards for his books including Romantic Times best women's novel for The Sunflower, the 1998 American Mothers book award and two first place Storytelling World awards. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013 with his title A Step of Faith. He is also a public speaker, traveling the country to bring awareness of the problem of neglected and abused children. In 1997, he used his Christmas Box Foundation to begin a shelter for abused and neglected children called the Christmas Box House.

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