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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Review: The Last Promise

The Last Promise
by Mallary Mitchell

Andersonville escapee, Captain Josh Elliott, is willing to do anything to get home to his wife. A Georgia boy in Union blue, he dwells on all the empty promises he made his young bride and wishes to make things right.

All she once had has been lost to her. Pregnant and alone, Nora’s only hope is that her husband will make his way home to her. Can love restore what war has taken away?

Escaping from the horrors of the Confederate prison camp, Andersonville, Captain Joshua Elliot is barely alive. But the belief that his wife needs him desperately keeps him going against all odds.

This little story did a real number on my emotions. Don’t think because it’s about a married couple that it will be a boring read. It’s not. It’s a powerful statement about the strength of true love, and the honor of a man’s word. I can’t say a whole lot without giving away the ending of the story, but be sure to read all the way to the end. The plot twists were well done and kept me guessing until the end. Filled with good characterization–I felt like I knew the characters well in only a few pages--and strong emotional impact, The Last Promise will not disappoint the most romantic at heart. Recommended for readers of any age.

Review by Violet