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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story for a long winter's evening, 15 Jan. 2012
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The Promise is the first Lesley Pearce book I have read, and I must admit I was impressed. I didn't realise until I had the book in my hand that there had been an earlier one about Belle, but there was sufficient information in this one to enable me to understand what had gone on before. The amount of research that Lesley Pearce must have done on the First World War and its impact on soldiers and civilians alike was massive and really made the story attimes read more like fact than fiction. I found the characters true to life and at times I actually felt I was there living through their hopes and fears with them. There was much happiness in the early part of the book before Belle's husband Jimmy volunteers to join the army, but as the story develops sadness, pain, hatred and bitterness evolve. As I was reading the book I really felt that some of the characters had become my friends. However, as in all good stories there is a happy ending; one that I hoped to read about but didn't expect
would happen. I don't want to spoil the story by revealing more but suffice to say its a rattling good read and one I would highly recommend.
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2012 16:44:52 GMT
same as Mrs Bradley I too read The Promise without reading Belle. I feel even though I didnt know all the facts from reading Belle the information that was in the promise was enough to get an idea of what had happened to her my children stayed away the weekend and i found myself staying up all night reading this book as i could not put it down. I couldnt wait to find out what was to happen next.
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