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Promised to Me (Coming to America #4)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  405 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Dear Mother and Father,

After all those years, I was certain Jakob Hirsch had forgotten me. Then came his proposal of marriage. With more impulse than wisdom, I crossed the ocean to begin a new life with him in Shadow Creek, Idaho. Little did I dream of the changes eleven years had brought to the man I once loved—which included three small children waiting with him at the s
Paperback, 275 pages
Published May 11th 2008 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published 2003)
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Promised to Me is book four in the Coming to America series. I believe all the books are about some sort of mail-ordered-bride or another. Promised to Me told the story of a young man and woman in love who separated for a time because of the man’s desire to make a life for them in America. He promised that he’d send for her. He never did. Years later, Jakob Hirsch writes his once-beloved, asking if she will join him in America at long last to be his bride. Karola Breit decides to, even after “h ...more
Jan 27, 2013 Ellen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coming to America #4 proved to be better than books 2 and 3, but I found the connection to the series to be brief and tenuous at best. The connection with the other characters in the series consists of a brief vignette where a Jakob Hirsch sees the three ladies from a distance as they all make their way to America. The promise referred to in the title is one that Jakob made to his childhood sweetheart that he would one day call for her to join him in America after he made his fortune. Several ye ...more
Jun 13, 2009 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 05, 2011 Sara ♥ rated it really liked it
This book was pretty cute! I liked the idea of reuniting with your first love...

Jakob and Karola were really cute together, and I'm glad they didn't get married right off the bat. They needed some time to get to know one another again... And I didn't question when Karola fell in love with Jakob so quickly, because it was REfalling in love... And Jakob had the hangups with his first wife, and so it made sense that he was slower to catch up...

I really thought Jakob was great. I loved how he was w
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Apr 17, 2010 Lynnda Ell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Promised to Me is a surprise book. I thought that, with the publishing of book three, the series would end. Book four features a young man from the same ship as the three young women main characters in the previous books. Jakob, however, has no relationship with any of the young women, so the connection ends with the prologue.

This book is about a promise unkept and a love betrayed after Jakob's move to America. Ten years later, he remembers his sweetheart from home and arranges for her to come t
Jun 25, 2015 Ambrayulin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! A very easy read. It was 100% wholesome from start to finish, maybe too wholesome at times... The author is a Christian and tidbits about prayer and close relationship with God are peppered throughout the entire novel. (As a Christian myself, I'm not bothered by this.) I could picture each scene as I read it. I very much enjoy period pieces on paper as well as on screen. I loved the window into 1908 that this book was, and it held my interest until the very end. I loo ...more
Oct 22, 2014 Martha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the final book in the Coming to America Series. I was expecting something similar to the previous books and that's what you get. If you have enjoyed any of the other books, you will enjoy this one too. I would give the book 3.5 stars. I thought it was a good book, but not great. A lot of the things that happened in the book were very cliche. It's something I have read in multiple Christian fiction novels. The story was very predictable. The book won't be memorable, but it was a quick and ...more
Michelle Robinson
I read this years ago, I remember enjoying it. I cannot imagine why. Jakob is a troll. He mistreated this woman horribly and now that he needs her, he feels that she " owes" him something. He may have paid her way here but she does not owe this selfish, self-centered man a thing. I don't think she should have married him at all.
Mar 17, 2015 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
To be honest, I really liked the earlier books in this series much better. It might be because the three previous books for all sort of interconnected because all three women arrived in America at the same time. I'm not sure. Not that this was a bad book, as a matter fact I really enjoyed it. I just got into the first three books in the series much easier.
Aug 29, 2009 Brooke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in this series by Robin Lee Hatcher. I read the first three several years ago and remembered liking them. This book did not disappoint. If you like historical Christian fiction you'll enjoy this book. The characters were well-developed and it didn't seem like any part of the book was rushed. I highly recommend this book!
Robin Lee Hatcher
The Coming to America series was birthed in my imagination the day I stood in the large building on Ellis Island, looking at the passenger logs with the names of people from Ireland, Sweden, England, and more. My Swedish great-grandparents came to America in 1868, and I have often pondered the courage needed to begin that journey. I loved writing these stories. They felt very personal to me.
Christian historical romance with many good thoughts, lessons and a wonderful Christian message! Enjoyable, interesting and very wholesome read! Robin Lee Hatcher is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors!
May 30, 2012 Shawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At first I didn't think I was going to like this book but I really did not like Jakob for marrying someone else but as the book progressed I really fell in love with the characters and really enjoyed the book.
Aug 01, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I liked this book but wished there was a bit more. I am not sure that I would have been as forgiving so quick as Karola. But I've not Benin that situation either.
Aug 13, 2009 Aliess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of this authors books I have read thus far, this is my favorite. The story is unique.
Aug 18, 2008 Peggy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
4th of the four books in the series.
Coming to America series / book four
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Review by C.H.: "I loved when Jakob fell in love with Karol. I recommend it to everyone."
I was all sniffly at the beginning, but it is sweet. It is part of the Coming to America series, but it stands alone.
wow. Poor thing. The whole book contains an interesting and unique storyline, and I felt so bad for Karola after she came to America. very realistic.
Mrs Pauline
I have read some very good books by this author alas found this third book in the series too preachy
Feb 24, 2014 Quin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Promised to Me, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is another great book in the Coming to America series. They are so well written, that you can read them out of order, and they will be just as enjoyable.
Mar 19, 2010 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant story.
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Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writer of America and the winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Insp ...more
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