Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Love's Promises by Sandra Leesmith

(Make sure you check out the Home Page for the Love's Promises Tour to see what others are saying!

Love's Promises by Sandra Leesmith

Amber Press (March 13, 2014) 279 pages


For Monica Scott, building her late father’s house at Lake Tahoe isn’t an option—it’s a necessarydistraction from confusing memories and an uncertain future. But a handsome planner working for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is keeping Monica from moving forward with the project. Never mind that he’s young and charming with a great sense of humor. No one is going to stop Monica from making her father’s dream—and her own—a reality.All Greg Linsey wants is for his work to mean something. His job at TRPA gives him the opportunity to fight for the environment he loves and make a difference in his small corner of theworld. But with the sophisticated Monica Scott’s arrival, his dedication is tested as never before, especially when Monica turns to his unscrupulous nemesis for assistance.As Greg and Monica’s animosity turns into something far sweeter, can they learn to accept each other’s promises and avoid the growing danger to their lives and hearts?

My Rating: 4/5 stars

My Thoughts:

Here I am waiting until the last minute, yet again. Will I ever get it together?! (I guess we'll have to wait and see.) ;)

Lord willing, in a little bit, I am going to re-post WITH my thoughts. In the meantime, I want you to be aware of the tour going on for Love's Promises. I've enjoyed several of Sandra's books in the past. I typically get a fun, light, "summer" kind of read in them. Make sure you check out the Landing Page, for extras and links to other reviews. There's a giveaway happening, too!

You can grab yourself a kindle copy of Love's Promises for $2.99 or a newly available Paperback Copy!


Love's Promises takes place in the 1980s. I really didn't notice anything that would make me think it was a historical book, but from my understanding, it was important to set it during that time period to make some of the work with TRPA appropriate. I'd never heard of the TRPA, so I learned a few things from my reading. That's always a bonus!

I had fun in this book! Greg is one quirky fellow. He snaps his fingers a good bit, and honestly, I had a hard time picturing it. I found myself randomly snapping my fingers in certain scenes in an attempt to better imagine it. As I've mentioned before, as far as covers go, this is one of my favorites featuring a guy. Especially seeing the cover, I was easily able to picture the cover model as Greg, crinkles and all. ;)

Monica has a somewhat feminist mindset through much of the book, and I was a little worried with where exactly the story would go. (I'm not a feminist. I could go into great detail about exactly where I stand on the subject, but I won't bore you. I'm not always against someone who labels themselves "feminist", though. Just depends.) I was worried about Monica's stand on the subject at first, but I was very pleased with the way things tied up, and I believe those on both "sides" would be pleased, too. I really enjoyed seeing Monica's growth, both environmentally and with various relationships, past and present.

Aside from the romance, I really enjoyed the suspense addition to Love's Promises. We get to see a good bit from the villain's point of view, too.

Overall, as always, I enjoyed myself in another of Leesmith's books!

*Though part of the tour, I grabbed Love's Promises when it was a freebie, so I wasn't required to post my thoughts. They are honest, either way, though. :)


Sandra is offering one reader a taste of Lake Tahoe with a sweet prize pack: a signed paperback copy of Love's Promises, a journal, a Lake Tahoe coffee mug, a pound of Millstone Velvet Chocolate coffee, and a Hulet Glass chocolatee drop! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. You can enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below:

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  1. Don't worry please. We all have days like this. smile I think the fact you've featured Love's Promises is a wonderful blessing so if you don't get time for the review, I'm good. It means a lot that you've featured it.

    1. Thank you, Sandra!

      I finished, though, and updated with my review, which makes me happier. :D

  2. It's hard to keep up with all the review books - I know! Sandra and I appreciate you sharing about the book & tour in the meantime. :) Looking forward to your review when you're finished!


    1. It is hard! I still enjoy them so much, though! ;)