Sunday, July 25, 2021



Hey everyone! Today I have a review for Promises Unbroken by Kristina Hall, a historical fiction novel set in mobster-riddled New York. I was excited to get the review request, and it was definitely an interesting read! First, here's some info about the book and its author. 


How much will she risk to save her sister?

Mae Ashton has every reason to stay in Georgia and marry the man she loves, save one—the disappearance of her sister. Although all evidence points to Hazel's death, Mae's discovery of a single picture changes everything. If Hazel is alive, Mae will find her. And she's left everything to do so.

Davis Everleigh isn't about to let Mae, his fiancée, go just because of a note that hardly explains her departure to New York City. Instead, he follows her to the city and gains employment with the man Mae believes is somehow connected to Hazel.

As Davis and Mae become further entrenched in their effort to locate Hazel, they find themselves facing a corrupt businessman and his ruthless henchman, Alberto Moretti. In a world of lies, will the truth prevail—both about Hazel and in their own lives?



Kristina Hall is a sinner saved by grace who seeks to glorify God with her words. She is a homeschool graduate and holds a degree in accounting. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, arm wrestling, lifting weights, and playing the violin. Visit her website at

I really enjoyed one of Hall's other novels, a Westerner To The Uttermost, so I was glad to read this one. The story starts off with a bang with some high tension - I mean, the main character's the target of what's essentially a powerful mob - and readers have to hang tight waiting to find out exactly WHY. Hall definitely weaves some good pacing into her novel; we have to learn more about the main character's circumstances as the opportunity arises, which kept me interested. I did find that a few chapters in, the timeline felt a little muddled and some of the story felt somewhat repetitive/like we were being given the same information a few too many times, but it didn't keep me from continuing, and I ended up reading the second half of it in one sitting. So it definitely maintains interest! The characters, especially Davis and a particular pastor, are easy to empathize with and their individual choices make a lot of sense for their personalities (which do impact the story, very much).  The characters are especially what stood out to me in this book, which I loved.

Have you read any books by Kristina Hall? Does Promises Unbroken sound interesting to you? 


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