If you may recall, Michele Paige Holmes had a new book out called Yesterday's Promise, but it ended in a major cliffhanger, so I decided not to read it until the next book came out. Well, the next book, A Promise For Tomorrow is out and boy I am so glad I waited! I practically read the two books in one sitting, they were so good.
So, in the first book, Katherine Mercer's life is upended when she receives a letter from her father telling her that she is to marry a Scottish laird in order to honor a promise he made long ago. Since her father is dead, and her stepmother needs the money that would come from her marriage settlement, she has no choice but to agree. Yet, when she sees Laird Collin MacDonald, she feels a connection to him. He brings a large retinue of Scottish soldiers with him, though, and some of them are intimidating, one even seems to want her dead. But she muddles through, trying to hold her head high and find her footing again. Her new husband holds the key to the secrets of her past and once they start unraveling, well, you won't be able to put the book down. But, oh what a cliffhanger!
Thankfully the second book starts right where we left off and there are even more twists and turns as Katie and Collin are trying to navigate a new marriage/friendship as well as the intrigue between clans and who they can really trust. There is so much angst and sorrow, but healing and love, too. I loved this series. The author has created a realistic setting with characters that the reader can truly relate to and want a happily-ever-after for. And there's a third book, but never fear, no cliffhanger ending in this one. And be sure to clear your schedule before you start reading because you definitely will not want to stop!
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You can get your copy of the first book, Yesterday's Promise, here for only $1.60!
Here's the back copy for Yesterday's Promise:
In the Scottish Highlands, 1761:
Nineteen-year-old artist Katherine Mercer dreams of selling her paintings to help support her struggling family. Before she has the opportunity, Katherine learns she is to be sold—or practically so—given in marriage to a lord she has never met or even heard of. In return, a much-needed settlement will be made upon her mother.
Katherine’s situation goes from frightening to surreal when her husband-to-be Laird Collin MacDonald arrives with an entourage of men, each heavily armed and speaking with a thick brogue. As if leaving all she knows behind and traveling to another country with strangers isn’t bad enough, Katherine soon discovers a Scottish heritage she knew nothing of, a brother-in-law who wants her dead, and far more at stake with her paintings than she had ever imagined. Forced to turn to her reclusive husband for answers, comfort, and even her very survival, Katherine begins to unravel the mysteries of her past and what it is to love and be loved.
You can get your copy of the second book, A Promise For Tomorrow here
Here is the back copy for A Promise for Tomorrow
Scottish Highlands, 1700s:
Barely two weeks have passed since Laird Collin MacDonald first darkened Katherine Mercer’s doorstep and married her. Marriage has hardly been what she expected, given their grueling and adventurous days of travel to the Scottish Highlands. Along with the discovery that Collin’s twin Ian would like to see her dead, Katie must now face her own clan, whose chief wants to kill Collin and take her to wife himself. All because Katie possesses the Campbell gift of sight, passed down through centuries of her ancestors.
With little more than faith in her grandfather’s vision and her unique bond with Collin to guide her, Katie steps bravely into an unknown future, where the glimpses afforded her may bring more danger than direction. When the misuse of her gift takes Collin from her side, she is left alone and vulnerable. Help arrives in the most unexpected form as Ian MacDonald makes good on his threat to attack the Campbells and Katie learns that the bond between brothers and love knows no bounds.
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