About Enduring Promises of the Heart
“What if I told you there is a way that we could all be happy? That if I were to propose to you, your father couldn’t deny us?” “What is it, John? Tell me!”
Just then the basket hit the water and the sea began to stream in through the spaces between the reeds. This was the end.
The year is 1887, and the small community of Pleasant View is abuzz over Penelope Pottifer’s serialized romances in the local paper. Since the release of the first volume, the thrilling story has captured the hearts and minds of the entire town— and several towns over!
Each successive edition of the Pleasant View Gazette spins a breathtaking tale of kidnappers, pirates, and forbidden love. Between volumes, however, Pleasant View resident Mary Clarence, the story’s toughest critic, hears a rumor that Penelope Pottifer is not, in fact, the author’s real name.
Determined to uncover the mystery, Mary drags her friend Elizabeth Black into a hunt for the elusive author’s true identity. But fiction and reality seem to entwine when along the way, Mary and Liz discover unexpected truths, exciting adventures, and dramatic romances of their own.
I was pleasantly surprised at the plot of this one! It’s not your average romance novel. There is definitely plenty of romance in it, but the author used a creative way to add it.
This book is about a town, Pleasant View, and pretty much everyone in it. The whole town is enamored with the latest serial in their local newspaper, Enduring Promises of the Heart. No one knows just who is writing the serial. It’s sent to the paper anonymously and written under the pen name of Penelope Pottifer.
Mary is one of the characters. I loved her! She seems to be one of the biggest critic of Enduring Promises of the Heart, but secretly she loves to read it when no one is looking.
Then there’s Liz. Liz is Mary’s best friend. They do everything together, including trying to figure out who the author of Enduring Promises of the Heart is. I loved the whole plot line of these two trying to discover the author. But it does end up backfiring on the two.
The plot of this one is so much fun! Not only does the reader get the Mary/Liz/Pleasant View plot line. But the reader also gets to read the serial from the paper along with the town. I thought the way the author did this was so clever and creative. Plus it adds a ton of romance and adventure to the plot line in a way nothing else could.
Make sure to grab your own copy of this one! You won’t want to miss it!
I was sent an e-copy of Enduring Promises of the Heart as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.
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