Promise to Return: A Novel (Promise of Sunrise)-

  • Title: Promise to Return: A Novel (Promise of Sunrise)
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  • Released: 2013-10-08
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  • Pages: 320
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  • ASIN: B00AHE2674


Review “With an authentic perspective and a captivating story, Elizabeth Byler Younts has written a wonderful debut novel that is sure to please lovers of Amish fiction.”
(Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times bestselling author of The Winnowing Season)

"This historical romance by debut novelist Elizbeth Byler Younts explores the many facets of conformity, community, and conviction among the Amish in the lives of very real characters. Readers will be torn between rooting for the love story of Miriam and Henry and fearing for all they might lose. A story for Amish fiction lovers of all ages."
(Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of Stoney Ridge Seasons)

“Elizabeth Byler Younts draws on her Amish roots and her considerable writing talent to create a love story both rich and believable. A polished, engaging writing style makes Promise to Return a fantastic debut sure to please with its unique storyline.”
(Rosslyn Elliott, award-winning author of Fairer Than Morning)

Promise to Return is a rare, authentic glimpse into the lives of Amish families torn apart by World War II. It is a bittersweet love story of service and sacrifice guaranteed to touch hearts.”
(Kelly Irvin, author of the Bliss Creek Amish series and Love Still Stands)

"A powerful new voice in Amish fiction rises with refreshing authenticity; Elizabeth Byler Younts recounts the historical struggle the Amish faced in WWII with insight, passion, and faith."
(Kelly Long, author of the A Patch of Heaven series)

“With an authenticity birthed by her own familial Amish roots, Elizabeth Byler Younts brings a fresh and gifted voice to Amish fiction in her debut novel. Stirring prose and richly developed characters resonate deeply, touching the heart. An evocative portrayal of the conflicts of heart, home, and culture that arise when an Amish young man enlists in the Army during World War II, this is a must-read. I’m already eagerly anticipating Elizabeth’s next novel!”
(Linda Attaway, coordinator of the ACFW Featured Author Interviews)

Promise to Return is an intriguing glimpse into the conflicted hearts of Amish men and women during World War II. If you enjoy reading novels about the Amish community, you’ll love this beautifully written story about loyalty, faith, and a sweet promise for the future.”
(Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of The Silent Order and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana)

“Elizabeth Byler Younts writes with quiet power, reminding us that the only thing to be gained by questioning your convictions is a more profound, more substantial faith.”
(Siri Mitchell, author of The Messenger)

“Vivid, compelling, poignant. . . . Tender and beautifully written, a thought provoking love story I’ll not soon forget.”
(Cathy Gohlke, Christy award winning author of Promise Me This and Band of Sisters)

Promise to Return is one of those stories that holds you close, wrapped up in the words, savoring the immense satisfaction of a fabulous story. Elizabeth Byler Younts writes with an authority that brings new life to the Amish genre, seamlessly weaving in historical detail. She is an exciting, fresh voice, and this debut novel holds a beautiful promise for readers seeking authenticity and grace.”
(Allison Pittman, author of All for a Story)

About the Author Elizabeth Byler Younts is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers. She is an Air Force officer’s wife and a homeschooling mom with two young daughters. She makes her home wherever her family is stationed. Elizabeth was Amish as a child and after her parents left the church she still grew up among her Amish family and continues to speak Pennsylvania Dutch. pdf