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Simon & Schuster Promise Me

It's Christmas Eve in Utah, 1989, when single mother Beth meets a mysterious stranger, Matthew, at a convenience store and that encounter changes the course of her life. Only after falling deeply in love with him does she learn his incredible secret - one that changes her own destiny and the world as she knew it. This transcendent story of the power of love will take your breath away! Jacketed hardcover.
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Customer Reviews for Promise Me
Review 1 for Promise Me
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5 out of 5

Date:August 24, 2011
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Barbara Barton
Location:NC
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
Another great read. I couldn't put it down. It seems like every book gets better and better. Will be starting the Michael Vey this week. Keep up the good work. I am privledged to have all your books.
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Review 2 for Promise Me
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A "WOW" Book

Date:April 13, 2011
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The Phantom Paragrapher
Location:Tauranga, New Zealand
Age:18-24
Gender:female
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Review: Promise Me - Richard Paul Evans - October 2010
As a reader, every now and again you will read a book that will leave you thinking "WOW" that was such an awesome read. For me as I read sooo many books , when I come across a great one, it means for me that it is top of the market range. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans was just that. Author Richard Paul Evans is known for his tales of Inspirational novels and the best thing is that they are short as well and don't take too much to digest as they are short, simple but meaningful and deep and they are written in a way that everybody will interpret something differently and once you have finished reading it , you will go away and reflect. For me personally I find his writing to be philosphical fiction.
Promise Me reminded me of the films "The Time Traveller's Wife" and "The Lake House" with a dash of "The Ultimate Gift" and "Sundays at Tiffany's".
In the novel we are presented in current reality of Beth who is preparing a christmas dinner and as she goes to her jewellery box , she is presented with two necklaces. Neither necklace she has ever worn. The necklaces take her back to events that happened eighteen years ago , that changed her life forever. The first was finding out that her husband was cheating on her and the necklace was a make-up present and the second was meeting Matthew who presented her with a necklace. However both had dark secrets, Marc -Beth's husband was dying and only had 3-6 months left to live and Matthew was from the future. Beth then tells the story of her life events leading up to the present where we discover that her Matthew is the same Matthew that married her daughter Charlotte eighteen years later.
An amazing and profound novel that you can't really describe and one that should be at the top of your To be Read Lists and if you are anything like me then your lists go on and on and on .....
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Review 3 for Promise Me
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A heart touching book

Date:December 10, 2010
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Nancy Fraley
Location:NY
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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This is a very different book than his usual ones and than many Christian books.I cannot tell you much without giving it away! I look forward to his future books.
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Review 4 for Promise Me
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don't read

Date:November 25, 2010
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reine
Location:Birmingham , Al
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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I have loved Richard Paul Evans' books for years. I will never purchase another if this is the direction in which he is going with his stories. It has no Christian moral value, is insipid and has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas--Christmas as Christian. I think I will throw it away.
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Review 5 for Promise Me
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Date:November 19, 2010
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L. Wallo
Location:Belle Mead, NJ
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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This is the first book I have read from Richard Paul Evans.
I enjoyed reading it a lot. It kept my interest and I read it in 2 nights. The story grabs you and you want to keep reading to find out what happens next. If you like this type of story that doesn't have too many details and makes you want to keep reading, try The Wednesday Letters. This book is almost just as good. This is not biblically based but is it fiction. Time travel is not real, I know that. In any event, I still reccomend this book.
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Review 6 for Promise Me
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Just Not Right

Date:October 20, 2010
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Marya Rud
Location:Minnesota
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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I have been a Fan of Richard Paul Evans for years but this book is his worst book ever. It is morally wrong.A very big Dissapointment. It is creepy and not right . There are much better things to read.I hope the next Walk is better.
The only good thing it does bring information on a disease that many have and are not sure what is wrong.They just know something is wrong. I am not sure why Christian Book is selling it.
Marya
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