“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
~ Jeremiah 29:11
When Jakob Hirsch left Germany to make a new and better life for himself in America, he promised Karola Breit he would send for her soon. But eleven years passed before that day arrived. For eleven years Karola watched friends marry and start families and felt her heart breaking, bit by bit. By the time that longed-for letter from Jakob arrived, nothing could have stopped her from boarding the ship that would carry her to a man — and a country — she neither knew nor understood.
Reunited at last, Jakob and Karola discover nothing is as they thought it would be. The young lovers they once were no longer exist. In their place are two strong-willed strangers who cannot seem to agree on anything, who must struggle to overcome years of broken promises and shattered dreams, who wonder what God could possibly have had in mind when He brought them together again.
Two people who must discover that, although God’s plans aren’t always clear or easy to understand, they are, in every way, perfect.
Awards & Recognitions
Carol Award finalist
PROMISED TO ME is the first Robin Lee Hatcher book I’ve read, and I really enjoyed it. She creates riveting tension and conflict between her characters. Karola is a woman to admire as she endures a devastating betrayal and comes through with grace and compassion. Jakob’s motherless children are sure to capture your heart. Hatcher does a masterful job of creating each scene so it unfolds like a movie in your mind. PROMISED TO ME, book four in the Coming to America series, is an emotionally charged story that is sure to tug at your heart and keep you mesmerized for hours. — The Word on Romance
Ms. Hatcher has given us a story of love, faith and happiness mixed with pain and loss. You will find yourself crying and laughing and for me finding a peace that I may have missed. The characters are rich and the struggles all too real, even if it is set in the early 1900s of America. PROMISED TO ME is a book that should top your To Be Read pile. This was my first book by Ms. Hatcher but will certainly not be my last. 4 1/2 Hearts — Romance Readers Connection
No one writes Americana romance better than Robin Lee Hatcher! Endearing characters, well-chosen period details, and a genuine sense of time and place brought PROMISED TO ME fully alive in my heart. I turned the pages with increasing speed, longing for Jakob and Karola to find joy in one another and peace with God. A story to treasure, from happy start to teary finish! — Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of BOOKENDS
PROMISED TO ME is an engaging, sweet romance. — Romantic Times Magazine
One of the greatest things about Robin Lee Hatcher’s books is that I always receive a blessing when I read one. Her words and stories are spirit-filled and speak to my heart. PROMISED TO ME will capture your spirit of adventure, take you on a journey into love, and bring you a blessing. — Dawn Myers, Writers Unlimited