Review & Giveaway: A Promise of Forgiveness by Jo Ann Brown

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Title: A Promise of Forgiveness

Series: Secrets of Bliss Valley #2

Author: Jo Ann Brown

Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: November 30, 2021

Genre: Christian, Amish, Contemporary Romance

“Jo Ann Brown’s writing is both powerful and charming. She provides a respite from the cares of the day and gives the invitation to join her for a journey of peace that lingers in the heart.”

—Kelly Long, national bestselling author

Every little secret is a chain to the past…

For Amish widow Naomi Ropp, moving back to her parents’ Bliss Valley home—with her boisterous twin toddler boys—is a chance to start over and bury the painful secrets of her marriage forever. But her life is turned upside down once again when she learns she’s not the only one hiding things. The parents she believed were always open and honest have been keeping a secret her whole life. And now her only confidant is her father’s new employee—a handsome Amish man who was once her childhood tormentor.

Samuel King knows more than anyone should about mistakes—and the way he treated Naomi is at the top of his list. But the shock of seeing her pretty face again is quickly overshadowed when they find a slumbering boppli abandoned on his porch. Caring for the sweet newborn together is finally bringing some peace to their troubled pasts. But when a spark leads to growing feelings as they start to look toward the future, Samuel must find a way to convince Naomi to trust the man he’s become…and the promise of new love.

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A Promise of Forgiveness was a very good book! It is the second book in the Secrets of Bliss Valley series, but could be enjoyed as a stand alone novel if you haven’t read book one, A Wish for Home. However, there are some connections to that first novel that make this one even richer upon reading it.

The main characters, Naomi and Samuel, had a lot to overcome in their lives. Naomi carried a deep hurt from her marriage that had been festering for years. Now a widow, she hoped to start over, yet when she moved in with her father, she discovered that Samuel, another man who brought a lot of hurt into her life over the years, was her father’s new assistant.

Samuel regretted the way he treated Naomi and he bore the scars from bad decisions he had made. He also carried immense hurt from an unloving mother. As he helped out around the house and in the workshop, Samuel hoped that Naomi could tell that he was a very different man than he used to be. Yet, Naomi struggled to forgive him.

This book had so many twists and turns and events that shaped the various main and side characters in this story. The theme of forgiveness was prevalent, as was the reminder that God shows us grace. I enjoyed this book from start to finish.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.



Jo Ann Brown

Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names. A former military officer, she enjoys taking pictures and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 40 years and has three children and two rambunctious cats. She lives in Amish Country in southeastern Pennsylvania. She enjoys hearing from her readers. Visit her at

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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8 Responses to Review & Giveaway: A Promise of Forgiveness by Jo Ann Brown

  1. Amanda Whitley says:

    It sounds amazing! Loved the Blurb.

  2. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    Would love to read this. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Rita Wray says:

    Thank you for the wonderful review.

  4. Shelly Peterson says:

    Sounds good. I like the cover.

  5. JustRead Tours says:

    Thank you for your review!

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  7. Roxanne C. says:

    This book shows how we need to forgive in order for our own hearts and hurts to be healed. A Promise of Forgiveness will be a great read.

  8. Eva Millien says:

    A Promise of Forgiveness sounds like a great book for me and I can’t wait to find out if Samuel finds a way to convince Naomi to trust in the promise of love! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Britt, for sharing your review! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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