Two women from different generations brought together by another’s wrongdoing.
When British backpacker,Isabel Stark happens across a car accident on a lonely stretch of road in the South Island of New Zealand her life changes forever. The sole passenger, Ginny Havelock asks her to make a promise before she passes away—to find Constance and to say she’s sorry.
Isabel’s a lost soul who’s been drifting through life unsure of where she fits, and the promise she made in New Zealand haunts her upon her return to the United Kingdom. Her only clue as to finding Constance lies within a conversation held at Ginny’s funeral. It takes her to the Isle of Wight.
In the 1940’s sixteen-year-oldConstance’slife on her island is sheltered until the death of her brother; Ted brings the reality of war crashing down around her. He leaves behind his pregnant young widow Ginny. When Constance meets a handsome Canadian Airforceman, she’s eager to escape her grief and be swept up by first love. It’s a love which has ramifications she could never envisage.
When Isabel and Constance’s paths finally cross will Ginny’s last words be enough for Constance to make peace with her past? And in fulfilling her promise will Isabel find a place she can call home?
I have read a few books by this author now and I really enjoy her style of writing.
The Promise is a heart warming story about two women – Isabel and Constance and I think they are both great characters, quirky and different but very fun to read about and I loved their interaction. They are genuine people that I enjoyed reading about and they are spot on for this story.
The plot was good and I enjoyed it, it flowed very well and I enjoyed taking myself away for a few hours to read the book.
4 stars from me for this one – looking forward to seeing what she releases next! A really enjoyable read – highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michelle Vernal is a Harper Collins author who loves a happy ending. She lives with her husband, their two boys and a needy three-legged black cat in Christchurch, New Zealand. She’s partial to a glass of wine, loves a cheese scone and has recently taken up yoga—a sight to behold indeed. She is a freelance writer for a Canterbury lifestyle magazine who is currently working on her seventh novel. Michelle’s a firm believer in happy endings, andall of her stories are written with humour and warmth.
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