Fremont's Promise by Kathryn Spurgeon ~ Book Review + Giveaway

August 18, 2021


About the Book

Book:  Fremont’s Promise
Author: Kathryn Spurgeon
Series: The Promise, Book 3
Genre: Historical
Release Date: March 16, 2021


Every time Sibyl visits her mother, she’s criticized, shamed, and leaves in tears. The only thing that can calm her is Fremont’s assurance to move them to a place they can share their faith more freely. While her emotions bounce from frustration to despair, she holds on to the belief that God can help her family.

Fremont, a former hobo, promises to find  a better paying job and spirit his wife away from this unstable family. But only God can work that miracle.

If you love family sagas and drama based on true stories, you will love this book. The 1930s and 40s were a time of difficulty but hope carried them through.


Click here to get your copy! Also available through Kindle Unlimited.


My Thoughts

Freemont's Promise is the third book in the Promise Series which is a fiction story based on true events and actual locations. I have not read any of the other books in the series but I know I need to rectify that because I need to know more about this family and how the story all began. Kathryn Spurgeon does an excellent job at capturing the essence of the era. The rich details transport you back and make you believe that you are there as you are reading. 

Sybil is such a great character and it's easy to connect with her and her journey through this story. Overall I thought this was a very good story. This was my first book by this author and and she has definitely been added to my to-be-read authors list. If you enjoy historical fiction that is based on real events and people I highly recommend you grab this one!

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Enjoyed it

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Kathryn Spurgeon writes FAITH STORIES FROM THE PAST or Christian historical novels with a focus on 1930s America using true events and actual locations. Award winning author, she won Illumination Award, She studied creative writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and has spoken at many women’s conferences around the world. She grew up on a farm in Oklahoma before moving to South Korea and adopting two daughters. Kathryn and her husband, Bill, have six children and thirteen grandchildren.


More from Kathryn

The tumultuous times of the 1930s and 40s are amazingly similar to the difficulties we face today. Read how God guided this prominent family toward greater strength and dependence on him. Based on a true story, this compelling novel is taken from handwritten biographies, personal interviews, and family research.

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To celebrate her tour, Kathryn is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing! This is my kind of read!

  2. This sounds like a great book and I can't wait to read it!

  3. Kelly-Ann, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Sounds like a must read.