Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Book Review: Promise Me This

Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen’s relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England, Michael works hard to strengthen the family’s New Jersey garden and landscaping business.

Annie Allen doesn’t care what Michael promised Owen. She only knows that her brother is gone—like their mother and father—and the grief is enough to swallow her whole. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when Owen did not, a tentative friendship takes root and blossoms into something neither expected. Just as Michael saves enough money to bring Annie to America, WWI erupts in Europe. When Annie’s letters mysteriously stop, Michael risks everything to fulfill his promise—and find the woman he’s grown to love—before she’s lost forever.

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My Opinion
This book was set in one of my favorite time periods in our country's history - WWI and the time of the Titanic!

The sinking of the Titanic has always intrigued me so I loved that for the setting of the beginning of the book!

This book was well written and I loved the storyline of loss, strength, and love! Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, there would be a twist in the plot and it made me never want to put the book down! I think I read the book cover to cover in one day because I just loved it!

This book is great for any historical fiction lovers out there (like me!) or just lovers of a good romance novel!

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* Thank you to Tyndale for their book for review! Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*


Cathy Gohlke said...

Thank you so much for your excellent review, Marissa! I'm delighted that you enjoyed "Promise Me This!" One day--wow--that's faster than I read my own writing!! : )

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