A gripping, heart-wrenching story of love and betrayal across the boundary of the American Revolutionary War. The next captivating story for readers who loved My Dear Hamilton, Flight of the Sparrow and Outlander.
1780. Addie looks around at the soldiers celebrating their latest victory. American independence is within reach, but her heart feels heavy with grief. With her husband gone, she must leave the army camp, and the people she has come to love, and choose a respectable path to guard the secret she now carries alone.
Seeking shelter with her aunts in Virginia, Addie tries to mould herself back into the proper and dutiful woman she was before the war, and before the love of a fierce, dark-eyed warrior, changed her forever. But when a band of rogue British soldiers arrives on the farm, will the strength she has gained from travelling with the Revolutionary army be enough to save her loved ones?
Fighting turmoil in Virginia, Addie faces an even worse trial when terrible news arrives from the front: should she stay silent and keep her family safe, or divulge her secret and save an innocent man’s life?
The heartbreaking conclusion to the epic, emotional trilogy.
After reading the first two books in this wonderful series I simply couldn’t wait to find out how the series would conclude, and it was certainly worth the wait!.
In the aftermath of the war in 1780, despite American Independence being well within reach, Addie is struggling to enjoy this development after the devastating loss of her husband who lost his life on the front line. Following this awful loss, Addie must now leave the Army camp and all of those that she has come to know and love throughout these awful times.
When she arrives in Virginia and seeks refuge with her Aunts she has to try and fathom out how she can return to the life she lived before the war as a dutiful woman, and try to remember who she was before meeting the man who captured her heart and changed her life forever.
This new found life of hers is put under threat when rogue British soldiers turn up at the farm, and Addie has to muster up all of her strength from her time within the Army camp in order to try and keep those she loves safe. When Addie then receives some more devastating news from the front line she is left having to make an impossible decision as to whether she keeps the secret she has carried with her since her departure from the camp and protects her family, and whether she is willing to let an innocent man lose his life in the process.
If, like me, you have read books by Celeste De Blasis before then you know you are in for an emotional, all consuming story that you lose yourself in right away, and America’s Promise is no different, in fact – I might even say it is my favourite to date. The storyline is wonderfully structured and has so much depth and detail added to both the characters and the situations they find themselves in, that it is easy to find yourself feeling fully immersed in the world that is brought to life on the pages of this book.
This final instalment to this series certainly takes you through a range of emotions, from heart ache, to truly heart warming moments that are shared between some of the central characters we have come to know and love deeply. This was undoubtedly the perfect ending to what has been a breath-taking series.
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About the Author
Millions of readers have fallen under the spell of the lush, enthralling and bestselling novels by Celeste De Blasis. Tales of adventure and romance set against the sweep of history—all are storytelling at its finest. After graduating from Pomona College, Celeste devoted her life to impeccable research and spellbinding writing. A native Californian, Celeste grew up on the historic Kemper Campbell Ranch in the Mojave Desert, where she lived until her death in 2001.
*Thank you to Sarah Hardy at Bookouture and Celeste De Blasis for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*