About the Book
Book: What I Promise You
Author: Liz Tolsma
Genre: Christian Fiction / Romance / Historical Fiction
Release Date: February 1, 2024
A Family’s History Is Lost to the Ravages of WWII in Southwest France
Noémie Treves, a young, pregnant Jewish woman, had her entire world shattered when she is arrested and taken to the Camp de Rivesaltes transit camp in Southwest France. No sooner does she arrive, though, than she assists in helping two young girls scheduled for transport escape to a nearby maternity hospital. The matron there befriends her and changes her name to help hide her. But nothing goes according to plan, and Hannah finds herself doing the unimaginable to save one precious life.
Caitlyn Laurant is haunted by recent events in her life and hopes becoming a nurse on the mission field will help her forget. While in training, she and her friends travel to France where her grandfather was born. What should have been an easy search for his birthplace turns into anything but and reveals secrets that no one alive has ever heard.
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The Story behind the Cover of What I Promise You
In the late summer, I got the preliminary cover for What I Promise You. While Barbour Publishing always does a great job with their covers, and the one they sent was very nice, I wasn’t crazy about it because it didn’t tell the story at all. The mansion that plays such a big part in the novel was nowhere to be seen. Barbour is fantastic when it comes to working with me to get great covers, so I asked if we could include the real mansion that the story is based on. Turns out that they were having trouble getting copyright permission to use any image they could find of the maternity home.
That was disappointing. But I got brave and let them know that I took a picture of it when I was in France last year, and they could use it, but I’m not a very good photographer and I only used my iPhone. I attached the photo to the email and didn’t hear anything for a while.
Then in October, I wanted to include a preorder link to the book on social media or something and went to Amazon to grab it. And there was the cover. I went back and forth between the cover and my picture, and sure enough, it was the picture of the maternity home I had sent them! So I not only wrote What I Promise You, but some of my photography is on the front. I never thought that would happen. Am I in the wrong profession?? Just kidding!
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I loved the start to Liz Tolsma's Echoes of the Past series, What I Would Tell You, and was excited to continue the series with the second installment with What I Promise You. It was interesting to travel from the present to the second world war and the decade afterwards. I found it to be a beautiful novel of resilience, bravery, faith, and hope. I loved it.
I would love to give What I Promise You more than five stars if I could. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy and love to read clean historical fiction and those with multiple timelines. I am eagerly awaiting the next book to release from the Echoes of the Past series.
I received a paperback copy of Liz Tolsma's What I Promise You from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.