Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Bo and Mona Beth are finally together sharing a love they’ve had since high school, but unfortunately Bo is dealing with an unbeatable cancer. When Dani finds a stack of unopened love letters that Bo wrote to Mona Beth, while going through her mother’s things, she gives them to Mona Beth. Bo wants her to read the letters to help explain what happened all those years ago and why he broke his promise. Mona Beth doesn’t want to relive their painful history, especially when time with Bo is short. As they look back through the past, they discover the secrets and deception that kept them apart. Will they focus on the shattered promise of the past or learn to hold tighter to the One who always keeps His promises.

Pilgrimage of Promise is both heartwarming and heart wrenching. You definitely want to have some tissues nearby! Readers got to know Bo and Mona Beth in the previous Miller Creek stories so I was anxious to read their story. It’s told in the present day with flashbacks to the 1960s where we relive their younger days, President Kennedy’s assassination and the Vietnam War. It was a difficult time. We also see the effects of a jealous sister and a controlling mother. I really appreciated the attitude of Mona Beth and how she dealt with Bo’s mother and father and even her sister. I’m not sure I could have been that strong! She went through so much. But through it all, Mona Beth maintained a great faith in God, a faith that made a difference in peoples’ lives, especially in Bo’s father. I also appreciated Bo’s heart for the girl he loved. That’s partly why I didn’t quite understand the decision he made, especially knowing how his mother was. There were a couple of things that really spoke to me from this story. One, “God doesn’t always answer immediately but He always answers in one of three ways: yes, no or wait.” I think we’re okay with yes and no but waiting that’s a tough one! Two, “Even when life is scary and uncertain, God is unchanging and faithful. He always keeps His Promises!” What an encouraging reminder to us! If you have read the other three books in the Miller Creek Series (I encourage you to read them in order) then you won’t want to miss Pilgrimage of Promise. Though it’s a little tough emotionally, I really think it’s Cathy Bryant’s best work yet and one I highly recommend.

*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: WordVessel Press (March 23, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0984431160
ISBN-13: 978-0984431168

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