“Elise is a born writer. A Promise Kept is excellent." --Alan J. Kaufman, Esq. Publishing Attorney
“Received the book today and just finished it. WOW! Courageous project.” –Jack Carone Los Angeles California
“Powerful. I read it in one day, I couldn't put it down.” –Betty Seattle WA
“Truly Wonderful. You deserve to be proud.” –Jennifer Bradley Seattle WA
"Amazing. I was just going to read a little and then pick it up again later, I read the whole book in one sitting, needless to say nothing got done that day. And then when I watched the video of the photos and music to the book, I really lost it. I called my husband to see it, yep he did too. Very Powerful." –Stacy Seattle WA
Would you sacrifice your one true love for everlasting salvation? What if you didn’t have a choice?
In this memoir, Elise Crawford reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of the senseless murder of her beloved—a Seattle Metro Transit driver—tragically shot and killed in the line of duty on the Aurora Bridge the day after Thanksgiving 1998.
A Promise Kept tells the heart wrenching true story of how the author comes to terms with a horrifying tragedy, through unimaginable obstacles and betrayals—stripped of everything she’d worked so hard for, exiled into a cold pre-Christmas night with two small children— and how she ultimately discovers the power of faith.
For the author, a non-believer, it took an event of such catastrophic proportions, a day for which to curse God for eternity would be understandable, and the spiraling, empty, dark days and weeks that followed, consuming what life she still had left within her, until she finally surrendered to the Holy Spirit’s calling. So lost in grief and despair with no strength to argue; she put her life in His hands.
In this award winning memoir, the author reflects how, with perseverance and fortitude — holding fast to her new found knowledge that God was especially concerned for her specific situation — she was able to process through her grief. A Promise Kept is full of unexplainable supernatural events, testimony of His amazing grace.
In A Promise Kept the author reaches out to other non-believers, in hopes that by reliving her experiences, they will re-live their own, yet come away with the strength and courage needed to face, to accept, and to begin their own spiritual journey.
This 2nd Edition of A Promise Kept contains new material in every chapter, a revised intro and back cover, and four pages of scripture following the Afterword.
Elise and Roberto reside in Northwestern Washington with their cats Lucky and Foxy. Their CEDAR-AL business continues to flourish and prosper. A Promise Kept © is Elise’s first book; “Spiritual Intervention” was her first short story prior to the writing of this book. She is currently working on a murder mystery novel, another true story, but embellished with a fictitious flair.