A Promise of Forgiveness by Jo Ann Brown ~ Book Review + Giveaway

December 10, 2021


Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Promise of Forgiveness by Jo Ann Brown, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


A Promise of Forgiveness
Title: A Promise of Forgiveness 
Series: Secrets of Bliss Valley #2 
Author: Jo Ann Brown 
Publisher: Love Inspired 
Release Date: November 30, 2021 
Genre: Christian, Amish, Contemporary Romance 

“Jo Ann Brown’s writing is both powerful and charming. She provides a respite from the cares of the day and gives the invitation to join her for a journey of peace that lingers in the heart.” —Kelly Long, national bestselling author 

Every little secret is a chain to the past… 

For Amish widow Naomi Ropp, moving back to her parents’ Bliss Valley home—with her boisterous twin toddler boys—is a chance to start over and bury the painful secrets of her marriage forever. But her life is turned upside down once again when she learns she’s not the only one hiding things. The parents she believed were always open and honest have been keeping a secret her whole life. And now her only confidant is her father’s new employee—a handsome Amish man who was once her childhood tormentor. 

Samuel King knows more than anyone should about mistakes—and the way he treated Naomi is at the top of his list. But the shock of seeing her pretty face again is quickly overshadowed when they find a slumbering boppli abandoned on his porch. Caring for the sweet newborn together is finally bringing some peace to their troubled pasts. But when a spark leads to growing feelings as they start to look toward the future, Samuel must find a way to convince Naomi to trust the man he's become…and the promise of new love. 

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This is the second book in the Secrets of Bliss Valley and I think that after reading this one I would say to read the first one in the series first so that you get to know some of the characters better. That being said I caught on pretty quickly and lost myself in the story. All of the characters are relatable and put you through a state of all of your emotions. You want to cheer and pray right alongside them. 

This is a heartwarming story and the epilogue tied thing up nicely and leaves you smiling. I definitely recommend this one!

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book through Just Read Tours. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed  are only my honest opinion.


Jo Ann Brown

Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names. A former military officer, she enjoys taking pictures and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 40 years and has three children and two rambunctious cats. She lives in Amish Country in southeastern Pennsylvania. She enjoys hearing from her readers. Visit her at www.joannbrownbooks.com.

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  1. A lovely cover and I am looking forward to reading Naomi and Samuel's story! Thanks for sharing it wiht me! Thanks Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama for sharing your thoughts! Have a magical holiday season!

  2. Thank you for sharing your reveiw!