Deceptive Promises by Amber Miller – My Review

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat by Melissa Meeks

Barbour Publishing, Inc (October 15, 2008)
Margret Scott inadvertently finds herself rescued by a British officer in the midst of the American Revolution and ironically her family plays pivotal roles on the colonial side of this historic duel for freedom or control. Little does anyone, even her family know what upheaval will ensue and how pivotal a role this perceived representative of their sworn enemy will play on their own side of the future battles facing them all. Though he tells Margret to trust him and gives some assurance of where his true loyalties lie, she still wonders if she is being deceived by the man she has come to respect and love through the span of their brief acquaintance. Since she is sworn to secrecy about his true identity at his insistence she is unable to ask for input from those older and wiser who might help her navigate this rocky path of romance and alliances. She does try as we all do to trust the Lord and His nudgings as to the veracity of what little Samuel is able to divulge without endangering his ultimate mission in the war or the army he is working for.

While this book was too short for my tastes and third in a series of companion stories, it did manage to include much more character development and detail of the story than I would have imagined possible in its short format. Also for those who haven’t read the other stories in this series (as is my case), this stands alone and I didn’t find myself feeling like I was missing something as I usually do with companion or series books when I haven’t read previous installments. (ISBN#9781602601895, 176pp, $2.97)

Codicil:
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One comment

  1. Melissa, thanks so much for the review and for spotlighting my book on your blog. I’m glad you found strong character development and detail despite the shorter length. I must confess, my writing begs for longer books, and I’m working on selling trade-length instead of mass market. In the meantime, it’s great to hear of readers still enjoying the shorter novels. 🙂

    If you do get a chance to read the other 2, drop me a line and let me know what you thought. You can contact me through my web site.

    Thanks again.

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