I hope you are having a better Monday than I am. I’m still sick, and I haven’t had time or mind frame to take new pics for the blog tours, so in a couple of days, once I’m better I will update the posts that don’t have photos with the ones I took, including this one, and you may see some of the photos in Instagram too.
Now, talking about this blog tour. “The Promise of Tomorrow“, written by AnneMarie Brear, is a Historical Fiction novel, published on 1st September 2018. And you guys know how much I love Historical books, so of course I was excited to get to know another author’s writing style.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and AnneMarie for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.
Charlotte Brookes flees her lecherous guardian, McBride, taking her younger sister with her. After a year on the road, they stumble into a Yorkshire village. There, they are taken in by the Wheelers, owners of the village shop. This new life is strange for Charlotte, but preferable to living with McBride or surviving on the roads.
Harry Belmont is an important man in the village, but he’s missing something in his life. His budding friendship with Charlotte gives him hope she will feel more for him one day, and he will have the woman he needs.
However, when McBride finds out where Charlotte lives, his threats begin, and Harry takes it upon himself to keep Charlotte safe. Only, World War I erupts and Harry enlists.
Left to face a world of new responsibilities, and Harry’s difficult sister, Charlotte must run the gauntlet of family disputes, McBride’s constant harassment and the possibility of the man she loves being killed.
Can Charlotte find the happiness that always seems under threat, and will Harry return home to her?
Australian born AnneMarie Brear writes historical novels and modern romances and sometimes the odd short story, too. Her passions, apart from writing, are travelling, reading, researching historical eras and looking for inspiration for her next book.
This is the first book I’m reading by AnneMarie Brear and I quite liked her writing style and the plot she gave us in this novel. And the fact that this book is set in a War World I setting (just prior to and during) is something that I liked because I haven’t read that many books in this time period.
As you can read from the blurb this is about Charlotte and her sister, after they fled from their guardians, and they ended up in Yorkshire village after one year on the road. It’s in this village that they met the Wheelers, owners of a store, and are taken in by them. It’s while the sisters are in Yorkshire, living with the Wheelers that Harry Belmont and Charlotte meet.
So, this book talks about family, friends, loyalty and strength. Charlotte and Hannah ended up finding a family in the Wheelers and that shows that family isn’t only related by blood, but the family we create and the people that are there for us and that love us just as much (sometimes more) than our blood relatives. And I loved that. The Wheelers are friends, but ended up as family too, and they want to help the sisters.
We also have Harry and Charlotte’s relationship, one that keeps growing and that besides everything that stood in their way, their love kept growing. Which means we have romance in the book, which is a great aspect to balance the twists and turns that happened.
When I say this book is about strength I mean because of all the challenged that the sisters and Harry have to go through. Harry enlist and that meant his life would be in danger, just like all the other soldiers. And then there is Charlotte. She’s our heroine, the main female character in this book, and she’s an amazing character with a strong personality and determination, a strong woman from beginning to the end of the book.
It’s because of her strength and loyalty personality, that I loved to see Harry and Charlotte together. Harry was a strong and loyal man, kind too, and they complimented each other and were very well suited together.
Overall this book had a good flow and I liked the characters because they felt real and there was an empathy, and I could connect with Charlotte, especially since as an older sister I would do everything to help and protect my brother. Plus, it’s always amazing to see a strong woman as a main character in a book, it’s empowering.
“The Promise of Tomorrow” is a book that I recommend. It’s emotional, with drama and twists and turns, danger, love and friendship.
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