The Promise of Jesse Woods is a fantastic summer read. It’s an great coming of age story with some wonderful themes for the reader to explore. We would really like to share this book with our readers, so it’s time for a giveaway! This week, in partnership with Tyndale Publishing, we will be giving away one copy of Chris Fabry’s latest novel, The Promise of Jesse Woods.
The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
Start Date: July 11th, 2016
End Date: July 16th, 2016
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The Promise of Jesse Woods Giveaway
About The Promise of Jesse Woods:
The summer of 1972 was the most pivotal of Matt Plumley’s childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt’s family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad in sight.
As the trio traipses the hills and hollers, Matt begins to fall for Jesse, and their promises to each other draw him deeper into her terrifying reality. One night, the wrath of the Blackwoods and the secrets of Jesse’s family collide, and Matt joins Jesse in a rescue that saves one life and ends another . . . and severs the bond of their friendship.
Years later, Matt is pulled back to Dogwood and to memories of that momentous summer by news of Jesse’s upcoming wedding. He could never shake the feeling that there was more to the story of that fateful night, and he’s determined to learn the truth behind the only promise Jesse Woods ever broke.