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Monday, August 16, 2021


About the Book

Book:  Fremont’s Promise

Author: Kathryn Spurgeon

Genre: Historical

Release date: March 16, 2021

Every time Sibyl visits her mother, she’s criticized, shamed, and leaves in tears. The only thing that can calm her is Fremont’s assurance to move them to a place they can share their faith more freely. While her emotions bounce from frustration to despair, she holds on to the belief that God can help her family.

Fremont, a former hobo, promises to find  a better paying job and spirit his wife away from this unstable family. But only God can work that miracle.

If you love family sagas and drama based on true stories, you will love this book. The 1930s and 40s were a time of difficulty but hope carried them through.


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About the Author

Kathryn Spurgeon writes FAITH STORIES FROM THE PAST or Christian historical novels with a focus on 1930s America using true events and actual locations. Award winning author, she won Illumination Award, She studied creative writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and has spoken at many women’s conferences around the world. She grew up on a farm in Oklahoma before moving to South Korea and adopting two daughters. Kathryn and her husband, Bill, have six children and thirteen grandchildren.


More from Kathryn

The tumultuous times of the 1930s and 40s are amazingly similar to the difficulties we face today. Read how God guided this prominent family toward greater strength and dependence on him. Based on a true story, this compelling novel is taken from handwritten biographies, personal interviews, and family research.


I love books that are based on true stories. This one is filled with historical facts along with characters that I was intrigued to know. The setting of the story was during a period where people struggled financially and tried  their best to be content with what they had. I loved how the author takes us through the trials and triumphs a family has. The faith element in the story is good and  guides characters to find peace, and forgiveness. 

Fremont and Sibyl are quite the couple. They have the usual problems many married couples face and between them they find ways to cope. It was very sad to learn that they had lost a child at such a young age. Their grief was hard to read about but the author illustrates how they endure it with God’s help. They both are hard workers and have a dream of moving and when the opportunity arises they must decide what to do.

I was not a big fan of Sibyl’s mother at all. She was an unhappy and bitter woman. Her bitterness caused her to blame others for her situation. I think Sibyl felt it was her duty to stay and help her mother out. What I think is that her mother needed Sibyl to lean on and give her strength. There are people who won’t do for themselves  and expect others to feel sorry for them. I couldn’t wait to see if Sibyl’s mother would change and find happiness. 

There are many conflicts in the story and poor Sibyl was in the middle of many of them. Her mother didn’t want her to move or talk to her father. Fremont promises that he will take Sibyl away from the chaos and start a new chapter in their life. I enjoyed reading how God opened doors for them. The question is, do they follow God’s calling or stay where they are? Will Sibyl’s father find himself in trouble with the law? It all makes for a good story that fills the pages with emotion and hope. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 9

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Reviewingbooksplusmore, August 10

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, August 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 12

Connie’s History Classroom, August 13

Lighthouse Academy, August 13 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 14

Inklings and notions, August 15

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 16

Texas Book-aholic, August 17

Life of Literature, August 17

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, August 18

For Him and My Family, August 19

deb’s Book Review, August 20

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 21

Pause for Tales, August 22


To celebrate her tour, Kathryn is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I think I will enjoy this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds like a good story!

  3. This sounds like a great read and I'm really looking forward to reading this!