Thursday, January 21, 2010

From the Vault

Today's treasure from The Vault is:

Promises, Promises by Amber Miller (Stockton)
Heartsong Presents #784
ISBN: 9781597899390

Raelene Strattford knows God has promised never to leave or forsake her. But after the catastrophic deaths of her parents, she doesn t believe it. What kind of God would take a girl's family and leave her alone in a wild land where women have no voice?

Gustaf Hanssen has admired Raelene from afar for a while, but his poor attempt at courting her in the past has made him unwelcome in her life. When Gustaf promises Raelene's dying father that he will take care of her, he finds himself bound to her happiness, her success, and her well-being in ways he never imagined. To keep his word must Gustaf really oversee all of Raelene's affairs, find her a husband, and maintain her farm, while she does nothing but scorn him?

Can God reach through Raelene's pain and self-centeredness and give her the love that awaits, if only she will accept His will?

A little exerpt from Promises, Promises

"Take care of her," her father had said as Gustaf placed Duncan’s broken body into the back of his father's wagon.

Duncan had placed his hand on Gustaf ’s arm and implored him with his pain-filled eyes. "She's headstrong, but she needs a friend....Please...promise me."

Gustaf had. Now what was he going to do? He would have to talk to Raelene sooner or later. As his three brothers and two sisters, along with his father and mother, stepped away, Gustaf drew near.

Words failed him. The intensity of the pain clouding Raelene's sapphire eyes struck him. But the unwavering jut of her chin told him the fight had not yet left her. She didn't want his comfort any more than she had wanted him. After all, he was just a farm boy. Worse yet. A son who would never inherit the family land once his father left this world.

For more information on Amber Stockton and her other titles, including Promises, Promises, click HERE.

QUESTION FOR YOU: Now that we're deep into winter, how do you break up those cold-weather/cabin-fever blahs?


  1. Watch the Vikings! Make a quilt. Those are 2 separate things, though they can be done at the same time. Also working on a family tree.

  2. I never get cabin fever. I love being home and would be happy to never come out. No, I'm not a hermit. But I love hibernating. It's very conducive to writing.

  3. I curl up with a good book (like a HEARTSONG!) and a cup of coffee (or hot chocolate,yum) and soon I am surrounded by my kitties - - such a cozy, soothing feeling! Blessings, Patti Jo :)

  4. I am feeling cabin fever and have been wanting to get outside for a walk so badly! Thankfully tomorrow's forecast is dry and 44, so Jodi and I are looking forward to getting outside! :)