A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller
Revell / 2012
About the book:
Can a marriage of convenience ever become one of true love?
Ingrid Larsen arrives in Michigan in 1871 with little more than the clothes on her back and a determination to find her brother, who has disappeared into the dangerous lumber camps. Destitute and barely hanging on to hope, the young Swedish immigrant crosses paths with Joshua Hunter, a newly widowed farmer with eyes the color of the ocean she had crossed and five rambunctious children to raise on his own.
Marriage would solve both of their problems, and Ingrid finds herself proposing in broken English to a man she barely knows. Many difficulties lie ahead--but the hardest battle of all will be winning the heart of her new husband.
A Promise to Love is another hit from Serena B. Miller! I absolutely loved it! I was surprised by the main character, Ingrid, - how strong she was and all the things she endured. There were many times I felt sad for her while reading this book because of things that were said/done to her.
The story was very good and I couldn't help but get caught up in what was happening! There was a little mystery concerning the cause of Joshua's first wife's death - and let me just say, I was shocked when the truth was finally revealed.
I also enjoyed all of the history in A Promise to Love - when I read the "Author's Note" in the back of the book, I was surprised how much stuff from the story actually happened!
I was pleased that some of the characters from The Measure of Katie Calloway made an appearance in A Promise to Love - it was great to get an update on their lives.
The only thing that took some getting used to was Ingrid's broken English, but that did make her character more realistic and after I read a few chapters, it was no longer an issue to me.
If you like historical romances, than I completely recommend A Promise to Love! I loved it and hope these characters will appear in some of Serena's future novels.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”