Sunday, January 19, 2020

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: A Promise Child by Kathryn Spurgeon

Book:  A Promise Child
Author: Kathryn Spurgeon
Genre: Inspirational historic fiction
Release Date: September 10, 2017

She can’t survive the ‘30s alone…

Sibyl Trimble does everything she can to keep her family together. Before falling in love with a handsome, penniless hobo, she lived a life of new cars, speakeasies dances, and fancy cloche hats. 

Then the Great Depression hits Oklahoma. The wind blows topsoil away, hundreds of jobless men hang around town, and the economy falls apart. Even Fremont, her strong, stable husband, grows discouraged and considers leaving as they struggle to put food on the table.

When disaster strikes again, will Sibyl and Fremont move on to California or try to survive in Oklahoma? Neither option sounds promising.

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We have all read books and heard stories about the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a time where banks were going under, money was scarce, it was a time of learning how to be SUPER Frugal. I have heard personal stories of the Great Depression from my Great Grandparents when I was younger. 

A Promise Child is a book that is a true story and Kathryn Spurgeon has told the story of her Grandmother very well. Sibyl Trimble Pope and her family had a ROUGH time, as did so many during the years of the Great Depression. Ms. Sibyl wasn't sure she would make it out the Great Depression, but very gladly she did. She was able to rely the true stories of that Era in American History to her Grandkids and now Kathryn Spurgeon has shared it with the world. I really enjoyed reading about the Family History that the author writes about. True stories, especially those that tell of a time in History, are a favorite of mine. 

A Promise Child is Book 2 in the Promise series, but it is a GREAT standalone book. A Promise Child is a book that I couldn't put down as it was really interesting and well written. A heart warming book and feel good book! I am looking forward to the next book in this series! 

Kathryn Spurgeon, an award-winning author and recipient of a 2018 Illumination Book Award, has published over a hundred stories, articles, and poems. She grew up on an Oklahoma farm before moving to South Korea, where she adopted two children. She and her husband, Bill, hold weekly studies in their home for international college students. They have six children and twelve grandchildren.  

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Researching and writing about the 1930s has been a blast, and although it was the economically worst decade of the last century, faith, love, and life went on. It has been fun to glimpse into that historical time and find amazing and uplifting stories. Sibyl Trimble, my grandmother and the ever up-and-down, emotional but brilliant lady, did her best to create a great family environment. Seeking God, she also studied, taught, and shared about Christ in the midst of heartaches. Based on a true story, I hope this tale will inspire, uplift, and bring a touch of nostalgia to your day. The strength and courage Sibyl revealed can encourage us all and I am honored to share her tale with you.

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