Monday, October 22, 2012

A Promise to Love - A Review

Swedish immigrant, Ingrid Larsen, is in Michigan searching for her missing twin brother. With nothing left to lose, she proposes to widowed farmer, Joshua Hunter, in order to ensure that his children aren't taken from him. Josh is still grieving the death of his wife. He doesn't really want a new woman around but she's managed to reunite all five of his children and for that he's very grateful. When circumstances force a temporary separation, Josh ends up finding Ingrid's brother while Ingrid must deal with the struggles of the farm. Will Josh ever be able to let go of his late wife and love the Swedish girl who loves his family and will fight to protect them?

This is the first book I've ever read by Serena Miller. I was quickly drawn into the story of Josh and Ingrid. Ingrid's strength had me astounded at times. I saw that she loved Josh's children  as if they were her own and she would do anything for them. I did feel that Josh could have treated her a little bit better, but he comes around. I mean he wasn't abusive or anything, just really reluctant to share his heart with her. When the book ended, I sighed happily and had to wonder if these characters will appear in a future book by Miller.

I received this book for free from the publisher, Revell Books, for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Availaible in October, 2012 at your local bookstore from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Recommended to fans of sweet romances, Maggie Brendan, Susan Page Davis, Robin Lee Hatcher

Rating - 4 stars


  1. Thanks for the comments on this book and author Dawn, I too want to read this story. I love the ones when they marry for convenience and then find out later they can love one another.
    Paula O(

  2. I recently read this book and really enjoyed it. It was fun to read your review and see if we had come to some of the same conclusions, which we did. I thought Ingrid was a great character.


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