Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On My Nightstand - Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke

Annie Allen watches the Titanic set sail. She wishes her brother, Owen, had allowed her to go along with him, never dreaming the most precious individual in her life would soon be a casualty.

Even though he faced a sure death, Owen worked hard to secure the safety of his young friend, Michael Dunnagan. Annie deals with resentment that Michael lived while her brother died.

Owen made Michael promise to bring Annie to America. His correspondence and the encouragement of her friend, soften her heart. Friendship turns to love, but will a world gone mad keep them from ever realizing their dreams?

Cathy Gohlke's beautiful writing, stirring plots, and vibrant characters make her one of my favorite writers. This release comes at the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. She knows exactly when to send the tension into overdrive. Just when you think everything will work out, the characters face another hurdle to overcome.

This book is a keeper from both a historical and a romantic perspective. Don't miss the latest offering from this Christy Award-Winning Author.

Disclosure: Cathy sent me the book. As always, the opinions are all mine. I did not receive any remuneration for this review.


Anne Mateer said...

I am so looking forward to reading this book!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Anne -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Cathy is one of my favorite authors. I know you'll love this book.

Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

This is an excellent book! Cathy is a wonderful writer. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Susan. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Thanks for stopping by and giving a thumbs up for Cathy's book. Anyone who hasn't read her novels is missing a treat.

Susan :)

Cathy Gohlke said...

Thank you so much for this excellent review, Susan! I'm so glad you enjoyed "Promise Me This." You truly captured the heart of the story.
God's blessings on your own fine writing!

Sarah Forgrave said...

The cover is gorgeous and the premise sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing, Susan!

DenaNetherton said...

Wow, what a great idea for a book. I imagine there would have been people who didn't get on the Titanic at the last minute. It's fascinating to think about. Sounds like a great read.

Cathy Gohlke said...

That's so true, Dena. I used one scenario of a person who was thought to have boarded Titanic as my character's "ticket" aboard. It made me wonder who might have been there that we know nothing about!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cathy -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. (I haven't forgotten the interview!)

I'm glad you were pleased with the review. Your books get better all the time. I wouldn't be surprised if this one got an award. :)


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah - Yes, they did a great job on the cover, and Cathy did a super job on the story.

Hi Dena - We sometimes hear stories of near misses. Too bad those folks didn't write about it for future generations.

Susan :)