Book Review: “The Promise Of Morning” by Ann Shorey

March 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
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Ann Shorey in her new book, “The Promise Of Morning book coverThe Promise Of Morning” Book Two in the At Home In Beldon Grove series published by Revell takes us back to the town of Beldon Grove.  Though it is the second book in this series, you can read this one alone without missing anything.

Ellie Craig starts the story at the grave of her three infant children finding it hard that they have all died and have been taken from her.  Now she has to begin the painstaking process of accepting and healing.  Ah but wait, there’s more!  Ellie’s husband, Matthew Craig, is the pastor of Beldon Grove but a challenger comes to usurp his position.  Will Matthew stay and be the pastor he was appointed to be or will he go back to itinerant preaching and leave Ellie alone when she needs him the most?  These are the challenges that are facing the hero and heroine in this series placed in the Illinois frontier in the 1840’s

When couples are married they take a vow for better or for worse and this book tests that vow of Matthew and Ellie.  God said that marriage is a three-fold cord not easily broken with God as the middle strand.  Ms. Shorey is an excellent writer and makes all her characters believable and you care deeply for them as she deftly unfolds the plot before us. This is a nice romance with great themes.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


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  1. Thank you for reviewing The Promise of Morning, Victor. I’m so glad you liked the story.

  2. Although I love Ann Shorey, I found that “A Promise of Morning” to be emotionally difficult.

    Being a Pastor’s wife myself, I find myself overly sensitive to the depiction of Pastors and their families. I did not enjoy the character of Pastor Matthew and did not like how he was such a “bull in a china shelf” and created judgements of others so quickly.

    If you’re interested, I have more to say on my site at


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