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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yesterday's Promise by Delia Latham

Yesterday's Promise by Delia Latham
Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Genre: Inspirational, Contemporary
Length: Full (198 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: Best Book
Reviewed by Orange Blossom

A whirlwind romance amidst the natural splendor of Yosemite National Park.

A spur-of-the-moment wedding near Bridalveil Fall.

A young bride who awakens the morning after to find her new husband gone with the mountain wind.

Songbird Hannah Johns supports the child born of that ill-fated union by singing in a dinner lounge. Her dream of someday owning the elite establishment and turning it into a venue more suited to her Christian values is shattered when an unexpected transaction places it in the hands of Brock Ellis, the handsome biker who abandoned her in their honeymoon suite.

Ensuing sparks fly high, revealing buried secrets and forgotten pasts. Seeking to find peace with her painful past, Hannah returns to Yosemite, and Brock follows hard on her heels. Back where it all began, she finds herself in danger of losing her heart yet again to the man who shattered it the first time around.

This is a book I’ll be recommending to everyone I know.

Hannah Johns is the type of a young Christian woman who always did the right thing and prayed before she acted. Then she meets Brock Ellis and takes a leap. It ends in such a disaster she wonders if it was God's will after all.

Brock Ellis is confident and successful with kind gray eyes. He walks back into Hannah’s life four years later, bringing Hannah anger and confusion at Brock’s behavior. He was her one indiscretion, but it’s also how she got her son, Davey. Brock is the father of Hannah's child but he doesn't know it and he doesn't even react as if he recalls their marriage.

Yesterday’s Promise is a reunion love story, my favorite kind. Lovely readable style that captures you within the first few pages. I must comment on the flashback sequences. Most authors love to include these kinds of scenes and more often than not, they are unnecessary and slow down the flow of the story. The flashback scenes in this book were done with such poignancy and beauty that I couldn’t imagine the story without them. Very well done.

This is the kind of book to curl up with and continue reading all afternoon. I absolutely loved it. The characters, the writing—all beautifully done. Such an emotional tale tenderly told. Tell your friends, tell your family. They will want to read this book.