The Promise: Book 2 in The Restoration Series by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

Combining the literary talents of Dan Walsh and the relationship expertise of Gary Smalley, The Restoration Series pulls back the curtain of a family that has laid their foundation on shifting sand, but is slowly rediscovering genuine love and the power of forgiveness.

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 two coffee shops and the library, using their wi-fi to search for a job on the internet. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage and it looks like the legacy that began with his father is still at work, slowly destroying the bond between Tom and Jean. Can their mutual trust--and love--be restored?

While this is the second book in a series, you do not lose too much if you have missed the first one.  I did not read The Dance and was able to follow this just fine.  The characters and relationships in the book are definitely the strong point.  They are real,down-to-earth struggling people with real, everyday problems. The problems are extreme though, and the conflict in the plot is strong.  The resolution was slightly fast, but overall a good plot with a clear Christian standpoint.  

I did receive this book free in exchange for this honest review.

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