Monday, July 9, 2012

The Promise - New review

I used to read a lot of historical romance a couple years ago. My mother is a fan of this genre and I whenever I needed something new to read I would sneak upon my mother's bedroom and take of her books her shelves. Here (in Uruguay at least) is catalogued as historical romance because of the moment it set but I like to think that is just a book because I HATE LABELS, they only prevent you to try something new.
Anyway, Thanks to the lovely D.D. Chant who contacted me and offered me her book I came back to my roots, to the genre that made me love reading so much.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review).

What if you had to marry someone you have never seen before? This situation wasn’t unusual when Lady Adele and Lord Rafe of Valrek lived. A time in which engagements were arranged before the kids were grown-ups. A time when honor, trust, alliances and friendship were all that matter.
This book presents us a great romantic historical story with a lot of action, romance, treason and great characters.

Lady Adele has lived secluded all her life in The Fort waiting for the moment she was old enough to marry Rafe. When the day came he decided to go on her quest. With the certainty that the only way to truly know her is to pretend to be someone else, Rafe takes on a journey that will be full of obstacles and a new surprise in every corner.

After their first encounter they set on a journey to the lands of Lord Valrek. With the companion of Lady Eda they get to know each other deeply and developed a great affection.

Along the book, secrets come to light, identities are revealed and a threat is discovered. Every page brings a new surprised so it’s never gets boring.

The Promise is one of the best romance stories but it not lacks action. In a time when honor was one of the greatest assets a man can have, the book has more than one sword’s fight, horseback riding and armies of hundreds of men.

With two central characters, as Adele and Rafe, jumping to conclusions before nothing has been said and that are perfect for each other the book has great dialogues, well written and very amusing. Characters that we see evolve, face ghost from the past and go on.

Overall a great book, fun, easy to read, enjoyable and well written.


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  1. Hi Ruty!

    I know I haven't been around for awhile-- I ended up getting sick with a bad sinus infection and I just couldn't find the energy to keep up with my blog!-- but I am back now!

    I just wanted to stop by and say hello! Your blog is looking AMAZING! Can't wait to take some time and read more of your reviews since I have been away!

    Hope all is well. I just posted a new review. Still trying to get caught up, but at least I feel like I have accomplished something!

    Best Wishes!

    Mia @ The Muses Circle

  2. I liked this book too! I found it so... I don't know, refreshing, I guess.


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