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Promised to Me (Coming to America #4)

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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
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Paperback, 275 pages
Published May 11th 2008 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published 2003)
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Shantelle Mary
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
Ellen
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
Kathryn
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Sara ♥
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...more
Lynnda Ell
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...more
Beata
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!
Mrs Pauline
I have read some very good books by this author alas found this third book in the series too preachy
Brooke
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!
Shawn
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.
Sarah
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.
Carolyn
I was all sniffly at the beginning, but it is sweet. It is part of the Coming to America series, but it stands alone.
Aliess
Of this authors books I have read thus far, this is my favorite. The story is unique.
Lisa
Coming to America series / book four
Peggy
4th of the four books in the series.
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