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May 10, 2022

Part of the Doors to the Past, split-time series, Liz Tolsma's A Promise Engraved combines the brutal events at the Alamo, a ring found at a flea market, and the stories that connect them together. As usual, Liz gives us hope, faith, and a bit of grit in her strong, resilient female characters. Listen in to learn more.

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Don't Forget This Book (and Be in Two Places At One Time! Sorta).

Liz Tolsma is one of my favorite historical fiction authors (and not just because we shared fro-yo and book ideas at book conferences).  While a solid presence in the WWII subgenre (listen to this episode HERE), Liz also writes about other historical and now contemporary periods in this wonderful addition to the Doors to the Past series.

We chatted about how she got the idea (hello out of the blue inspiration), about her trip to San Antonio (cheap flights with no seat partners drooling on your shoulder--yes, please!), and a museum docent's full attention?  Oh, my word. She hit the writer's jackpot!  Of course, she also wrote about a fascinating time in history, too!

You can hear the passion Liz holds for this story as she talks about the battles, the people, and the story she created from them. Add to that the faith that infuses her work... Yeah. Good stuff right there.

But that's not all Liz talked about!

In addition to background information on A Promise Engraved, we got hints about her December release, too!  She's leading us back to Europe and WWII but in a different direction. Greece!  EEEP! I'm so excited about this book!

Finally, I asked a couple of difficult questions and got two cool answers.  Listen in to find out why Liz thinks one trait that spans time and locations is resilience.  Oh, and about vile villains.  #BecauseVillains.

A Promise Engraved by Liz Tolsma

Can Promises Made in Times of Struggle Endure 200 Years?

Visit historic American landmarks through the Doors to the Past series. History and today collide in stories full of mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance.

Young, spirited Josie Wilkins life is about to take a turn when faced with political turmoil and secret love in San Antonio of 1836. John Gilbert has won her heart, despite being a Protestant preacher who is forbidden to practice his faith in Texas. If he discovers the secrets of her painful past, he will never have anything to do with her. But then comes the Battle of the Alamo. Will either of them survive an epic battle for liberty to create a legacy of love?

Nearly 200 years later, Kayleigh Hewland takes breaks from her demanding job as a refugee coordinator working with Mexican migrants to attend flea markets where she has found a uniquely engraved ring that helps her discover who killed her parents. Enlisting the help of appraiser Brandon Mullins, they piece together a love story long forgotten. But will dangers linked to the ring end her own hopes for leaving a legacy built on hope, faith, and love?

Don’t miss other great books in the Doors to the Past series:
The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman
Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham
Bridge of Gold by Kimberley Woodhouse
Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel
Behind Love's Wall by Carrie Fancett Pagels
High-Wire Heartbreak by Anna Schmidt
Love's Fortress by Jennifer Uhlarik
A Promise Engraved by Liz Tolsma
Laura's Shadow by Allison Pittman
Passages of Hope by Terri Haynes
In Spotlight and Shadow by Rachel Scott McDaniel
The Keys to Gramercy Park by Candice Sue Patterson

And don't forget, this book is 20% off at Baker Book House AND... so far I've gotten books with free shipping if I found a preorder that also included free shipping at the same time (they've been shipped separately so far, too!)

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