Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller


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.

Here's my review of this incredible romance novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Serena B. Miller and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Promise to Love" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Serena B. Miller’s latest novel is a wonderful work of romantic historical fiction called “A Promise to Love”.  This well-crafted and meticulously detailed story of a young Swedish woman, Ingrid Larsen, who has traveled to America to find her twin brother, Hans, plucks at the heartstrings.  When Ingrid impulsively offers to marry Joshua Harris, a recently widowed farmer who is threatened with having his 5 children taken from him, the emotionally charged love story takes flight.  As a drought threatens the Michigan farming and logging communities, the story transforms into an action-packed adventure.

This book has it all:  warm, likable characters, humor, romance, action, conflict and a thread of faith that inspires.  There are many moments where a tear may trickle and a sigh is the only appropriate response to the narrative.  “A Promise to Love” is an educational, entertaining and inspiring read that I confidently recommend as an addition to a wonderful weekend.

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