- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2974 KB
- Print Length: 227 pages
- Publisher: ePublishing Works! (26 Jan. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AHPOIGE
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Evelyn's Promise (A More Perfect Union Series, Book 4) Kindle Edition
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I was given this book in return for an honest review.
In the third book of the series, we met Evelyn who was left devastated after losing her husband and the burning of her home. She is faced with starting over with only her infant son and her strong will. Evelyn’s life had been difficult due to a cruel and unloving husband and the effects of war. She promises herself no one would ever hurt her again and that she will work to ensure the future of her son. Enter Nathaniel who served in the state militia only to return to find his home attacked by British loyalists, his house burned and his wife killed. Nathaniel desires to move on and find new adventures and frontiers and Evelyn is determined to stay put and take control of her own life.
Nathanial struggles with his decision to leave Charlestown after falling in love with Evelyn. “Perhaps he had found his future without knowing it had slapped him on the forehead. Wriggling into his heart with the ease of a worm in mud.” Evelyn is busy rebuilding her home around the still standing statue of Pegasus. The statue provides meaning to Evelyn and the symbolism of Pegasus is used throughout the book.
This is a moving story and has a great ending. My favorite line is, “I know where home is.” Betty Bolte’s books are well written and well researched and a pleasure to read.
Check out the whole series beginning with Emily’s Vow. However, Evelyn’s Promise can be read as a stand-alone book. You will fall in love with Evelyn and Nathanial.
I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion and fair review.
The war is over and the Brits have departed, leaving Charlestown to the residents. As is the case after any major conflict, there are people out of work and needing shelter. There were casualties as a result of battle, and Evelyn is a widow with a newborn son.
There is a struggle to find a new normal and in this particular town, the women intend to have their say. Many people are opposed to the continued use of slaves, but others can't imagine a life without them.
If you have read any of the previous books in this series you have met these well developed characters. Nat Williams was not a major character in the past but now we learn much more about him.
To be honest, he has flaws and makes some bad decisions. He has some very traditional views which don't quite mesh with Evelyn's vision of an ideal future. Does life require us to give up our own dreams to support those of another?
I only wish we had heard more about the opening and success of Emily's dress shop!
This is an amazing series that I suggest for high school age and above and for every book club to read!
I did receive this book in exchange for an honest review. I love this series!!!
Nathaniel has also suffered due to the war. He's practically given away his land due to his grief. Now he must start over...
Vows, promises...the only concrete certainty is change! This point is made dynamically throughout the series but especially in this story. Nat's views on slavery were refreshing as were Evelyn's later. Enjoyed!
Book free for honest review.