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Promise

By: Janice Cole Hopkins
Narrated by: Hugh Bradley
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When the court sends a black teen to live on the farm of an older, white couple, all three lives began to change. Isaac wants to stay out of trouble, but trouble seems to keep finding him anyway. As he struggles to stay true to his new-found faith, prejudice and city friends threaten to pull him back. When even his girlfriend won’t speak to him, he knows he needs to come up with a different plan than he’s been using. How can someone used to taking care of himself and his siblings learn to rely on God?

©2017 Janice Cole Hopkins (P)2018 Janice Cole Hopkins

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Excellent!

Great story and characters. No cringeworthy moments. Well written and a worthy subject. I can’t wait to read book two!

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Great book

what a wonderful story, I highly recommend it. a wonderful story of life and the struggles that come with it. the narration was good

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Experience Fostering Children

This story gives a clear, realistic account of what being foster parents can involve when they take in a teen who has been pulled into trouble by a gang leader he thought was his friend. When this black teenager sees that he is being placed with an older white couple, he has his doubts about this working. His only goal however is to be a model citizen and be able to go back to his younger siblings and protect them. It doesn't all go smoothly, but he learns to trust his foster parents and most of all he learns to trust God. This book was so inspirational to me and I am looking forward to the next in the trilogy. This author keeps her books sweet and clean which I so appreciate.

The narrator was good and helped bring the characters to life.

I requested this audio book from the author and am voluntarily leaving this review.

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Wonderful

Loved this meeting between three people who really each other at this time in their life. Also glad to see the introduction of his younger siblings who needed safety and security also.

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Promise

I LOVED this story of how GOD can help someone change the direction of their life, giving them the strength and ability to make choices that are pleasing to him!

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Christian Contemporary Fiction

This was a very good story. A high school student gets arrested and placed in a foster family after some time in juvenile detention. He finally gets a fresh start in life where he's supported and encouraged, but his path is far from easy. He's dealing with race issues, bullying, building his faith, making right decisions, peer pressure, dating, compassion, dating, and responsibility for his younger siblings.
Janice writes an endearing story for people of all ages. She spent way too much time on lists of menu items, gits, and other unnecessary lists.
While the narrator was pretty good, his sound quality suffered a lot. Each chapter seemed to get more tunnel sounding and echo like. I would recommend the book still, though, because theres a lot to enjoy!