CFBA: Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock
Promises to Keep has been a very enjoyable read. I loved the contrasting characters, Tillie, in all her unique glory, ready to close the final chapter in her life. Roz and her family just starting fresh with no idea what the future holds. Roz is a wonderfully written little girl, so very true to age and life. She reminded me of one of my nieces, which of course made her seem even more real.
I'll admit, that at first, I didn't really care for Tillie. I'm not sure you're really supposed to, since we're seeing the story unfold through Roz's eyes. But Tillie had strength and heart and she grew on me, until in the end, I loved her.
The story is well written, with the time period set beautifully and the emotion and tension building beautifully. Worth the read.
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Though her sons have sold the house and sent her to a facility for the aged, she is determined to die in the place she lived her life, and somehow manages to find her way "home" day after day. Feeling sympathy for the elderly woman, Roz's mother allows Tillie to move back in.
Mara Nightingale becomes Roz's first friend in Mills River. In spite of their many differences, the girls discover they have something in common that binds them together--both are hiding secrets. So they make a promise--"cross my heart and hope to die"--never to tell anyone else. When danger stalks the Anthonys, Tillie exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Promises to Keep, go HERE.
Watch the book trailer HERE.
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