A Promise for Tomorrow by Michele Paige Holmes (Review & #Giveaway)

I enjoyed the first book in this series, Yesterday's Promise (which is also on sale
right now), earlier this year (you can read my review here) and have been
anticipating this next book. Read my full review and enter the giveaway below...

A Promise for Tomorrow
(Hearthfire Scottish Romance #2)
by Michele Paige Holmes
Adult Historical Romance
ebook, 321 pages
November 30th 2017 by Mirror Press


From Michele Paige Holmes, Amazon’s bestselling historical romance author and Whitney Award Winner, comes the Hearthfire Historical Romance, A PROMISE FOR TOMORROW, sequel to Yesterday's Promise.

Scottish Highlands, 1761:

Barely two weeks have passed since Laird Collin MacDonald first darkened Katherine Mercer’s doorstep and married her. Marriage has hardly been what she expected, given their grueling and adventurous days of travel to the Scottish Highlands. Along with the discovery that Collin’s twin Ian would like to see her dead, Katie must now face her own clan, whose chief wants to kill Collin and take her to wife himself. All because Katie possesses the Campbell gift of sight, passed down through centuries of her ancestors.

With little more than faith in her grandfather’s vision and her unique bond with Collin to guide her, Katie steps bravely into an unknown future, where the glimpses afforded her may bring more danger than direction. When the misuse of her gift takes Collin from her side, she is left alone and vulnerable. Help arrives in the most unexpected form as Ian MacDonald makes good on his threat to attack the Campbells and Katie learns that the bond between brothers and love knows no bounds.

Other Hearthfire Romances:

Hearthfire Scottish Romances
YESTERDAY’S PROMISE (Scottish Historical #1)
A PROMISE FOR TOMORROW (Scottish Historical #2)
THE PROMISE OF HOME (Scottish Historical #3, coming Spring 2018)

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My Review

A PROMISE FOR TOMORROW is a story of hardship, community, and love set in historical Scotland. As the second book in the Hearthfire Scottish Romances (it is highly recommended readers read the first book in the series before this one), it begins where YESTERDAY'S PROMISE left off and the continue struggle of Katie and Collin to regain her heritage and for them to find their happily-ever-after. Historical romance readers will find much to love from this story.

I fell in love with these characters in the first book and was very much anticipating finding out what would happen next for them. I came to love Katie and Collin even more in this story. There is a tangible chemistry between them that they are constantly trying to ignore for safety, but is like playing with fire. They try so hard to save their land and people and it is a desperate fight, fraught with danger and violence as well as the survival of their people who have so little to live on. I loved the turn in the plot and the way things worked out to banish a usurper. It was quite creative and also worked for me realistically. From then on the story did have some frustrations for me though. Things carried on much too long and Katie was really difficult, especially since I knew the truth and didn't know how she could not. This made the story difficult to read in parts, but otherwise it was very enjoyable and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, I enjoyed this one with a few frustrations in the second half of the story. There was a good balance of humor, struggle, danger, and romance with plenty of twists and turns. I'm looking forward to continuing on with these characters and their journey in the next book.

Content: Some innuendo, some references to love scenes (between a married couple), and some violence (including a woman being beaten).
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

Yesterday's Promise
(Hearthfire Scottish Romance #1)
by Michele Paige Holmes
Adult Historical Romance
ebook, 310 Pages
July 5th 2017 by Mirror Press


New from Michele Paige Holmes, Amazon’s bestselling historical romance author and Whitney Award Winner, comes the newest Hearthfire Historical Romance, YESTERDAY’S PROMISE.

In the Scottish Highlands, 1746:

Nineteen-year-old artist Katherine Mercer dreams of selling her paintings to help support her struggling family. Before she has the opportunity, Katherine learns she is to be sold—or practically so—given in marriage to a lord she has never met or even heard of. In return, a much-needed settlement will be made upon her mother.

Katherine’s situation goes from frightening to surreal when her husband-to-be Laird Collin MacDonald arrives with an entourage of men, each heavily armed and speaking with a thick brogue. As if leaving all she knows behind and traveling to another country with strangers isn’t bad enough, Katherine soon discovers a Scottish heritage she knew nothing of, a brother-in-law who wants her dead, and far more at stake with her paintings than she had ever imagined. Forced to turn to her reclusive husband for answers, comfort, and even her very survival, Katherine begins to unravel the mysteries of her past and what it is to love and be loved.

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About the Author

Michele Paige Holmes spent her childhood and youth in Arizona and northern California, often curled up with a good book instead of out enjoying the sunshine. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education, and found it an excellent major in which to indulge her love of children's literature.

Michele is the author of six romance novels, including the 2007 Whitney Award winning COUNTING STARS. In 2014 Michele launched the Hearthfire historical romance line with the publication of SAVING GRACE and LOVING HELEN.

Michele has been a member of the same critique group for over fifteen years and feels that joining a critique group is the single best thing an author can to do help improve his or her writing. She has been a member of RWA and URWA, LDStorymakers, and The League of Utah Writers. Michele enjoys both attending and teaching at conferences.

When not reading or writing romance, Michele is busy with her full time job as a wife and mother. She and her husband live in Utah with their five high maintenance children and a Shitzu that resembles a teddy bear, in a house with a wonderful view of the mountains.

Tour Schedule

Dec 4 - Wishful Endings
Dec 5 - Getting Your Read On / Smiling Book Reviews / LDS Writer Mom
Dec 6 - My Book a Day / Bubble Bath Books
Dec 7 - Heidi Reads / Bookworm Lisa / Empower Moms
Dec 8 - Why Not? Because I Said So / Katie’s Clean Book Collection

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Are you a fan of historical series or do you like stories where the heroine finds her happily-ever-after in one book?

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