About the Book
Book: A Promise Child
Author: Kathryn Spurgeon
Genre: Inspirational historic fiction
Release Date: September 10, 2017
She can’t survive the ‘30s alone…
Sibyl Trimble does everything she can to keep her family together. Before falling in love with a handsome, penniless hobo, she lived a life of new cars, speakeasies dances, and fancy cloche hats.
Then the Great Depression hits Oklahoma. The wind blows topsoil away, hundreds of jobless men hang around town, and the economy falls apart. Even Fremont, her strong, stable husband, grows discouraged and considers leaving as they struggle to put food on the table.
When disaster strikes again, will Sibyl and Fremont move on to California or try to survive in Oklahoma? Neither option sounds promising.
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This book is based on the author’s grandmother and while reading the book I felt like Sibyl was telling her story personally to me.
This story is a testimony to what all faith can do. This story is not a every thing is always ok but it does show that God works even tragedy into good.
I recommend this novel to all readers who likes to read about real events set in a fictional settings with a Christian theme.
This is the second book in the "Promise Series" books and it can be enjoyed as a stand alone but I am glad I read the first book because it made it seem like I was visiting a friend and catching up with her.
I really like the Pope family, but I have to be honest and say I don't feel any Christian love toward Sibyl's parents.
I think we need to read more stories about real families and the struggles they went through during the depression, and how they survived and hoped for better times. The author weaves valuable Biblical truth throughout this story.
I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.
Kathryn Spurgeon, an award-winning author and recipient of a 2018 Illumination Book Award, has published over a hundred stories, articles, and poems. She grew up on an Oklahoma farm before moving to South Korea, where she adopted two children. She and her husband, Bill, hold weekly studies in their home for international college students. They have six children and twelve grandchildren.
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Researching and writing about the 1930s has been a blast, and although it was the economically worst decade of the last century, faith, love, and life went on. It has been fun to glimpse into that historical time and find amazing and uplifting stories.
Sibyl Trimble, my grandmother and the ever up-and-down, emotional but brilliant lady, did her best to create a great family environment. Seeking God, she also studied, taught, and shared about Christ in the midst of heartaches. Based on a true story, I hope this tale will inspire, uplift, and bring a touch of nostalgia to your day.
The strength and courage Sibyl revealed can encourage us all and I am honored to share her tale with you.
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