The Promises She Keeps
It's her destiny to die young. The man who loves her can't live with that.
Promise, a talented young vocalist with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art collector in search of the goddess who will grant her immortality.
When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes...more
As would be expected by someone who worked with Ted Dekker, Healy’s novel writing bears strong elements of the spiritual thriller novel. What differentiates her writing from Dekker’s, though, is that a lot of her characterization and struggles rely on internal choices and decisions. Dekker’s books tend to...more
Enter Zack...a man that doesn't want to live, just exist or self-distruct and seems to have bad luck where ever he is in the presence of Promise. Though he is really in love with her and is doing all he can to do just the opposite.
Chase is a autistic man that sees life through life. He loves unconditionally, especially Promise. He...more
The Promises She Keeps revolves around three central characters: Promise, Porta and Chase.
Promise Dayton is an aspiring young singer afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis who wants to leave her mark on this world before she dies. Promises gains some notoriety for her singing abilities, but draws more attention to herself after she survives a series of accidents that would have killed most people.
Porta is an older woman and sorceress who is obsessed with finding t...more
I’ve noticed that Erin Healy’s novels are very different from most books I read. The paranormal elements she weaves into her stories are very unique. She writes characters that grab you emotionally and refuse to let go. Her plots, while very modern and relatable, always have an additional twist that makes it stand out. Her writing style is easy to follow but still extremely thought-provoking. I admire her ability to remain true to her faith and interweave it subtlety into...more
Fantastic! This is Erin Healy's best book to date. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn't let go until I reached the end. This book revolves around three sets of characters and is more character driven than plot driven. Though the plot is a very strange and eerie tale that turns into something so much more. Ultimately the story is about love (from a Christian pov "God is love") and everlasting life. However, the book can be read by anyone as...more
The plot revolves around Promises and how Porta quest for eternal life effects a lot of people. Some whom have never m...more
A girl named Promise wants to be remembered for having a fantastic voice, she has cystic fibrosis.
Chase is an autistic artist whom loves to draw trees and he becomes attracted to Promise.
Zack is talented in taking photographs. But he has a loon for a mother, Porta.
Porta dabbles in the supernatural and promotes her art gallery.
Chase, Zack, and Porta all desire Promise but for different rea...more
THE PROMISES SHE KEEPS is a mysterious, enthralling story with diverse, sometimes leaning-over-the-edge-of-creepy characters. Due to other reading/reviewing commitments, it took me a long time to read this title, but each scene was so completely memorable that I couldn't help but be able to just pick up where I left off -- sometimes with a week and two or more other novels in between reading sessions.
What I love about Erin's writing is that she doesn't stoop to tying...more
This book speared me through the heart. I was impressed, surprised, and actually distressed. This book is a gem o...more
The Promises She Keeps is a story about a 22 year old girl named Promise, she was born with Cystic Fibrosis, she longs to be a famous singer so that she doesn't just fade away once she is gone. She decides to help out a student with an art piece, Zack, which ends with her death defying fall from a cl...more
The book is very suspenseful, and I liked the m...more
It tells the story of 3 people, Promise, Chase and Zack. Promise is facing death as she struggles with Cystic Fibrosis. She wants to become famous because she would be able to live on after her demise. Zack doesn't really know what he wants and with a mother like Porta...more
I don't like to say mean things about books that authors work really hard to write, unless the book is totally lame. I finished this one and finally got the entire concept, I guess I could have done without the aging witch thing, as I'm not one for common day witches and all the drama that can su...more
The book is told from multiple perspectives. There is Promise, a Cystic Fibrosis patient, who has a mission of leaving behind a legacy for herself through fame and her name in lights. Chase, a young adult, who has a fascination with trees and drawing, living with his twin s...more
A Christian suspense, the book is about the age-old battle of good and evil, life and death, the meaning of love and the sacrifices made for love ones.
Promise Dayton is dying of cystic fibrosis and her goal is to be remembered for her singing long after her death. Promise knows she doesn’t have much time to attain this goa...more
Chase draws trees. Lots of trees. He says he sees people as trees and hands out these pictures when he feels prompted. His twin sister Chelsea has put her life on hold to care for her autistic brother. But then the meets Promise and tries to warn her of those who wish her harm.
Porta has been told...more
We are also introduced to Chase, an au...more
I found the characters to be likeable and believable in their crises. It's not the most earth shattreing life altering book you're ever going to read but there is enough suspense and curiosity to keep you reading. There was a bit of a slow spot about 3/4 of the way through and you just sort of feel like the main character, Promise, should stinkin' get over it. "We get it already, you feel awful, your selfishness screwed...more
The first problem was the premise that Promise - who is sick with Cystic Fibrosis...more
Review Date: 11 July 2011
Review URL: http://littlemermybooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/promises-she-keeps-by-erin-healy.html
This book has been sitting on my to-read list for quite a few months, but I was in a mood to read it. Finally I picked it up last week, and I feel as if I have found a jewel. I think I will regret if I have missed it. It is different comparing to most other fiction books that I have read. Since most of the main characters in this book a...more
Promise Dayton is a talented young vocalist afflicted with cystic fibrosis. Promise is trying to establish herself so that fame will keep her memory alive once she is dead: her life may be shortened, but she wants to make an impact. By contrast, Porta Cerreto is an aging witch and collector of art in search of immortality.
Promise can sing, and she also models for artists, but it is her survival after a series of accid...more
I struggled a little with the first few chapters. I wasn't immediately swept up into the story. But I am glad I continued because it is a worthwhile read. It isn't the typical fiction story where you are dropped into the middle of the action and feel like you are just along for the ride. The experience of this book is more about the trip than the destination.
I wouldn't recommend it for readers who are sensitive t...more
Erin is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a consulting firm specializing in fiction book development. She lives with her...more