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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Fremont’s Promise Author: Kathryn Spurgeon on tour with Celebrate Lit


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.

Fremont’s Promise is a Historical Novel written by Kathryn Spurgeon. This is book three in the Promise series. I have read book 1, but not book 2. I am not sure how I missed book 2, but I will be going back to read book 2. This author always writes in such a way that you feel that you are there. Her stories are so historically accurate. This book is work of fiction that is based on actual events and locations. I also love that this is based in the 1930s-1940's which is a time periods that I do not read a lot on. 

Sybil has a disapproving mother. Her mother is always criticizing her, putting her down and making her cry. Fremont, who has previously been a hobo knows that he needs to move Sybil away from this unstableness. They both came from different types of families. Fremont loves his wife and wants to see her happy.  I love how focused on their marriage they were. How they knew there were problems. I love their faith and how they realized how much God has done for them. 

Well written characters, fun story line, researched time period and so much more. I loved this book. I look forward to what comes next from the author. I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program, all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 9

lakesidelivingsite, August 10

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. Thank you for sharing! Adding to my tbr!

  2. I enjoy stories set during these decades because people worked to overcome life's hardships.

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

  4. Connie, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!