When I was growing up, I went to a church that had three ways of joining--believer's baptism, the promise of a letter, or statement of faith. When this title came up on my reading list, I thought it might have something to do with joining a church. Boy, was I wrong! This is one of the best Amish fiction books I've ever read. One of the reasons I loved it was that the main character's name was Leanna--my daughter's name. It's not a common name, but to me, it's a beautiful name.
Leanna works for Daniel as a mechanic on small engines. She's part of the reason his business is so successful. When Daniel's wife hears a two women from their church talking in the grocery store about Leanna and Daniel--accusing them of having an affair, it moves Daniel to fire her, but he gives her no explanation.
The same day that Daniel fires Leanna, Daniel's brother, Roman, comes back, at the request of their recently deceased grandmother. She knows that there is a long-standing rift between Daniel and Roman and she knows that the only way for these two boys to heal from their upbringing is to heal their rift.
Kathleen Fuller writes truly engaging Amish fiction and this novel is no different. The Promise of a Letter is the promise of healing through Daniel's and Roman's grandmother's letters. I find that Kathleen's writing style is compelling and captivating. She knows how to hook the readers in and keep them on her line until the book is finished. At least that's how it was for me.
Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a repaired relationship to go along with the repaired engine.
My thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.