The Promise


Romance - Historical
318 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2019
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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

The Promise is the story of World War II through the eyes of soldiers Will and Jimmy. Rose is the girl who has been in love with Will and they enjoyed many carefree hours together along the seaside coast of her English village. There is Betty who is Rose’s shy best friend and also Will's sister. Tom has been friends with Rose, Will and Jimmy growing up but he was unable to join the service and is unhappy to be left behind. Rose and Tom develop a close friendship and each feels their own kind of love for the other.

The Promise is written so that each chapter is told by one of the characters and they share their thoughts, feelings, fears, and joys with the reader in a very personal manner. It is a touching story with promises being kept, friendships being made, love being found and lost, and the agony, pain, and death in the battles of the war. I found The Promise to be everything it promised and much more. It was a look at the war through a group of young people that were forced to quickly grow up and face the real world. Authors Kathleen Harryman and Lucy Marshall wrote of love, bravery, friendship, courage and respect in a very beautiful story. The characters became very real and likable for me. If you enjoy the history and romance genres, this is a must-read book; you will not be at all disappointed. The Promise is a winner.