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PROMISE THE MOON
ELIZABETH JOY ARNOLD
ISBN# 978-0-385-34066-3
May 20, 2008
Bantam Dell
1745 Broadway New York, New York 10019
paperback
$6.99
450 Pages
Fiction
Rating: 5 Cups

Natalie has just had her world shatter; her husband is dead, leaving her with two small children. She has no job, no money, no place to live, and no reason why all this has happened. She is doing everything she can while grieving herself, and she is afraid of making things worse than they already are.

She starts by writing letters that the children think are from their father, but that seems to spread to more problems with Anna, and Toby will not speak. She is now staying with her parents trying to get on her feet but her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease is taking a toll on them as well. Seth, a former friend who has never stopped caring about her, is also there to help Natalie through this difficult time. However warming up to Anna and Toby is not an easy thing.

Natalie has her hands full with her two kids, her mother’s illness, her feelings for Seth, and why all this has happened. Her beloved husband had turned her world upside down and she has no clue why or what she might have prevented if she could. Josh was a war hero, he received a medal, so why all the secrecy, just what was Josh hiding from her and was it to protect them or just that they really didn’t know him after all? What had he seen at war that made him a changed man beside his obvious visual wounds?

Truly Powerful read! Ms. Arnold has taken such a controversial subject, War, and put a face on it. No matter what your opinion of war is, this book tells you of just what one family goes through when the horrors of war are so engaged in the lives of the men and women who fight for the freedoms we all have. It is impossible to not feel what this mother and her children feel and the route that this family takes to put the pieces of their lives back together. Exceptionally well written and outstanding character choice will make this book a MUST READ for you.

Matilda
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