About the Book
When Braedon hires shy and serious Alicia as a secretary in his furniture business, he falls for her instantly. Alicia admires Braedon for his kindness and warms up to him despite her decision not to. There’s just one problem—Alicia has plans to enter the mission field and follow her vow to remain single the rest of her life. When she takes up an offer to help teach the Basotho teenagers in Lesotho, things don’t go as smoothly as she hoped. Braedon soon gets wind of her troubles and joins her. But will Alicia open her heart to love or hold fast to her childhood pledge?
A Better Promise is a story that shows God’s love and affection for His children, His utmost desire to set them free from the bounds of pain and sorrow, and bring them to a place of rest, joy, and blessings. This story teaches that what God paramountly needs from a person is surrender.
Alicia, the heroine, has felt rejected for most of her life, and alone, and has come to believe that it is better she remains that way, even promising God that she would do so. When she meets Braedon, they both go on a journey that changes their lives forever. Inner guilt, pain, and frustrations are brought out, until each has to turn to the one that can heal them, set them free, and bring them to a place of forgiveness, rest, and joy.
Through this story, one comes to appreciate that dreams cannot complete a person unless they are built on God—the One who gave it to them first. And also, that some dreams may take years to manifest because God wants to bless us first, while adequately preparing us to receive the dreams He’s graciously put in our hearts.
Finally, God bless missionaries!—they should be prayed for as often as is possible, because for the sake of the gospel they’re exposed to numerous kinds of discomforts. It takes a heart willing to follow Jesus and serve others, to live in some of the conditions that missionaries do.
Overall, this was an absolutely beautiful story!
About the Author
Kathy loves reading and writing even more. She homeschools her three kids, so in between unsuccessfully explaining the difference between subject and predicate or how to divide fractions, she enters an imaginary world of troubled and passionate characters whose stories take over the page. Kathy leaves in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, where summers are hot, the winters cool, and bugs thrive. her first published novel, Wedding Gown Girl, came out in 2012 with Astraea Press. She belongs to the Romance Writers of South Africa Group (ROSA) which has been her greatest support and inspiration that last few years.