2/23/2010

Yesterday's Promise

Linda Lee Chaikin
2004
Waterbrook Press

Fiction/Christian/Historical/

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

The Chantry, Bley and Brewster families are all connected, whether by blood, marriage or simply business connections, they seem to be interwoven very deeply. Set in the late 1800's Yesterday's Promise is a story of love, greed and guilt.

A death of a beloved uncle when he was a child has Rogan Chantry seeking the truth, and seeking Henry's Folly a gold strike in South Africa. But there are family connections that are making everything difficult. His Uncle Julian Bley has demanded that he join forces with the family company, but Rogan feel's he would be selling out to do so. Rogan is fairly positive his dear uncle Henry was murdered and that someone is guilty of that, and will reveal their guilt. He also is struggling with declaring his love for the poor music teacher that he loaned money to get her music school started.

Set between a small English village and South Africa, there are connections that are unexplainable and there is love that is undeclared. The story was a bit slow for my personal reading tastes, but if you stick with it, there is a great story there. 367 pages $US 6.99 4 stars.

This book was provided by Waterbrook Press for review purposes only, no payment was provided for this review.

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