09 August 2014

Review of Lisa Norato's "The Promise Keeper"

The Promise Keeper by Lisa Norato

Lisa Norato’s "The Promise Keeper" is a lovely book that sweeps you away to 1825 to Duxbury, Massachusetts. You will feel as though you are there! Love Lisa’s author voice and her ability to craft memorable characters and a spell-binding story.

Sweet Iris Moon lives with her father, having lost her mother the previous year. She is said to greatly resemble her beautiful mother. The Light keeper intrigues her and Iris often goes up to the top of her house to the Captain's watch to observe the man who tries to keep the fires burning in the lighthouse. Mr. Mayne intrigues her and she sets out to visit Clark's island, where he lives. He tells her she already knows him but she doesn't remember him until later in the novel.

Determined to lead an isolated life, Johnny Mayne is drawn to Iris partially because she reminds him of her mother and because he knew her as a child. A terrible storm ends Johnny's plan to be alone in his lighthouse. Iris, housekeeper Hetty, and her father must care for him and draw him out.  There is a disabled young man, Peter, who plays into the story line as well.

Highly recommended! This is a novel to savor so take your time. The only disappointment you will have is when you are done reading the book and it is over.  Simply enchanting. This is one of my candidates for book of the year on the OWG blog.

Giveaway: This week we are giving away two copies of Lisa's novels, winners' choice of book. International winners ebook only.

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun book to read
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. A total delight, Danie! You'd love Lisa's new book!

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  2. Great review Carrie, I'm eager to read this one.

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    1. TY, J.Grace! This needs to be on your "Must Read" list.

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  3. Thank you for a great review, Carrie! Sounds like a winner to me!!!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. TY Melanie, I feel confident Lisa's book will be one of the winners on my Favorite Books of 2014!!! Don't miss this story!

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  4. Thanks for your wonderful review, Carrie!!

    I already have "The Promise Keeper" - because of the three beautiful reviews on OWG, I'm moving it to the top of my TBR list. The fact that you're putting it on your list for book of the year makes it even more special and enticing!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "Prize of My Heart" which, judging from the fabulous reviews, promises to be just as wonderful as "The Promise Keeper"!!

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    1. Loved Prize of My Heart, which was on my Best of 2012 Books, Bonnie. I recommend you savor Lisa's excellent new book and read it slowly. The setting is so unique that it is hard to let it go at the end. You are very welcome. Blessings!

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  5. A great review thank you. On my wish list.

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    1. You are welcome, Mary! If you don't win, I recommend buying it and reading it immediately!

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  6. Sounds like a great recommendation! Adding to my to-read list... :) Thanks for the giveaway too!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Heidi, you are welcome. I think you would love this book. Was happy to put it on my list of potential Best of 2014 books!

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  7. Hello Carrie. Thanks for this good review. Very interesting story to me. Now if I can just win it. Please see that my name gets in the drawing. Now, I want to thank everyone who prayed for my Lori. They called her and offered her the job. Of course she said yes, and she goes to work on Monday morning. They are starting her a week earlier too. It pays a lot less than what she makes, so don't know how she will pay all of her bills. Like too many people who live right to the limit of what they make. :( Also, her boss who appealed to keep her from getting unemployment lost. This from a man who told her he would give her a good reference. Then told a bunch of lies. But, they believed her. Praise GOD.
    Love all of you. Maxie

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    1. PTL that Lori's prayers and our have been answered, Maxie! Big hugs back to you. Yes, I think you would love this story. Wishing you well! Love and hugs to you!

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  8. Enchanting is a perfect word to describe this novel, CARRIE! I'm really not sure how some authors are able to create such a strong atmosphere in their stories, but Lisa seems to do it effortlessly!! Enjoyed reading your wonderful review!

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    1. Hi Aussie Angel! Great atmosphere is right! She puts you right in New England at that time period!!! Lisa is a great author. Thanks!

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  9. Thanks for the introduction to this book. It has a beautiful cover and it sounds like a really great read.
    Nancycooks4u ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

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    1. Hi Nancy, you are very welcome. I love the cover, too, and better yet--I loved the story! Hugs!

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  10. Blessings, Carrie! Thank you for this wonderful review of my story! It means so much because I am a fan of your writing and respect your opinion very much. It has been my honor to be on OWG this week with all you such lovely, special ladies. You have all warmed my heart and humbled me with your reviews this week. Thank you, Carrie, Noela and Diana!!

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  11. Sure hoping to win......sounds fantastic. I have, however, placed it in my A card ...just in case I do not win!! lol

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  12. I'm very intrigued by this book. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win her book.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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