Promise to Keep
Elizabeth Byler Younts
Promise to Keep is part of Elizabeth Byler Younts The Promise of Sunrise Series. Sunrise, Delaware is the home to Esther Detweiler and many more Amish. Esther, who was orphaned as a child, takes care of her ailing grandmother and Daisy, her cousin’s deaf daughter. Esther has felt loss like no one should, at the age of 8 her father dies while being in prison after going off to war, two years later her mother dies leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Several years later, Esther’s cousin dies and her and her grandmother take in 7-year-old Daisy, who is deaf and her father is off to fight in the war.
Esther awakes one morning only to find that her grandmother had passed in the night. Saddened, and alone with no one but Daisy, Esther feels her world is crashing down. During her grandmother’s funeral, Esther gets a huge surprise, someone she knows is back in Sunrise, someone whom she thought was dead, her father Charles. Esther is shocked, mad, and speechless. She doesn’t know what to say.
Joe Garrison is Daisy’s father and returns home only to find that his daughter is attached to Esther Detweiler and will not leave her side. All Joe wants is to build a relationship with his daughter even if that means Esther has to be in the picture. Joe finds himself becoming attracted to Esther not only as a caregiver but also as a beautiful woman. There is one thing that can ruin the love that is blooming between these two; Joe is going to send Daisy to a school for the deaf. What impact will this have on Joe and Esther’s relationship? Will they remain together? What happens with Esther and her father?
I highly recommend Promise to Keep to everyone. Great book couldn’t put it down. If you love Amish Fiction and Historical fiction, this is the book for you. Even though this is part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.
Thank you to Howard Books for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review.