The strong thread that wove through this book and pulled everything together was the dream of two little girls. The dream of wanting a Daddy. We've all had dreams, right? At least, I know I've had tons! I take after my dad, who is a big dreamer. :-)
Roz and Marie each promised to pray and help each other out to recognize their dream of having a daddy. I don't want to give anything away in this fun story, so will tread lightly. But the lesson the two girls learned is sometimes God has a very different plan in mind to grant them their wish.
They couldn't see it at the time, but after a while, when they looked back on their life, they realized that God did answer their prayers, just not the way they had thought - He didn't take the path toward their dream that they had planned on.
Promises to Keep is a perfect example of God knowing best. While we may wish, hope, and pray for something, God doesn't always grant us our wish - or He answers it in a different way. Why? Because God knows the overall outcome. He sees what we can't. And He knows what is best for His children.