Book Review, Contemporary

Book Review – A Promise to Keep

518aUYU-tvLA Promise to Keep by Melony Teague

Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the décor to do it.

Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.

Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?


My Review

This is a story about loving after loss. Or in spite of it. Moving on with life, and all the hard things that go along with losing a spouse.

Savannah had never wanted to go to her high school class reunion. And she wouldn’t have, except that she’d promised her husband Nick, shortly before his death, that she would go.

It was the last place she wanted to be. Almost as soon as she gets there, she runs into a friend from the past, Michael.

Michael was another person who hadn’t really wanted to show up for this reunion. But there he was. And he was so glad to see Savannah.

I enjoyed seeing how they reconnected, and watching their friendship grow.

This author has a way with words.

The story was well worth the read. Not what I’d call a high level of excitement, but just a good story.

Fun settings, including the Niagara Falls (which I am still hoping to visit some day), a bed and breakfast, a road trip, and more.


Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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