The Promise

A Novel

series: Restoration Series, The

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One home, two hearts, and the power of a promise kept . . .

For the last five months, Tom Anderson has been without a job, a fact he's been hiding from his wife Jean--and everyone else. He leaves each morning, pretending nothing has changed, and spends his disheartening day rotating through coffee shops and the library, using their wifi to search job listings online. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage.

But Tom's not the only one hiding something. Jean Anderson has a secret of her own--one that will seriously complicate their situation. Will the promises they made on their wedding day hold firm?


What critics are saying about the Restoration Series:

"Readers will definitely come away satisfied and shedding tears at the end."--Publishers Weekly

"Readers will be totally drawn in to [the Andersons'] emotional journey."--Booklist

"Married and engaged couples will benefit from this story that beautifully illustrates the effort--and God's grace--necessary to bring healing to a marriage and family."--CBA Retailers+Resources

"With sympathetic characters and an uplifting ending, this is sure to please."--Library Journal


Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance with Gary Smalley, The Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury and The Dance with Dan Walsh. Gary and his wife Norma have been married for 49 years and live in Missouri.


The Authors

  1. Dan Walsh
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    Dan Walsh

    Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley, as well as The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels...

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  2. Gary Smalley
    © Dan Davis Photography

    Gary Smalley

    Gary Smalley is one of the country's best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of 16 books, along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 30 years learning, teaching,...

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Reviews

"With sympathetic characters and an uplifting ending, this second series entry by Walsh and Smalley is sure to please their fans, as well as those of Dee Henderson."

Library Journal

"Authentic characters and challenges, beautiful and uplifting prose, and solid marital advice flourish. The parallel connection of the relationships is a poignant reminder of the dangers of generational 'curses,' especially when communication and encouragement are lacking. The story is so captivating that you'll find it very difficult to put down."

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