I am delighted to join the blog tour for An Impossible Promise by Jude Deveraux, and Tara Sheets today! My thanks to Harlequin Publishing for the invitation to join. I was gifted a copy of An Impossible Promise to read in exchange for my honest review.
Book Info and Rating
An Impossible Promise
Author: Jude Deveraux, Tara Sheets
Publication Date: September 21, 2021
Publisher: MIRA Books
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars 💙💙💙💙💙
Book 2 in the Providence Falls Trilogy. Outlander meets The Lake House (movie) in this epic love story that crosses continents and centuries. Master storyteller Jude Deveraux joins forces with up and coming author Tara Sheets to create a series that will appeal to women’s fiction and romance readers alike. A rogue thief in 1840s Ireland is sent by angels to a contemporary small town in America to make amends for his crimes in the past. Forbidden to tell anyone why he is there he must convince the woman he loves to marry another man or be damned for eternity.
In one century she loved him madly, and in another she wants nothing to do with him
In this second book of a trilogy, the story of Liam O’Connor and Cora McLeod continues. While they were lovers in the past, things are very different in the present. Liam and Cora are both police officers and roomates in Providence Falls, North Carolina. Liam is trying to do as the angels have commanded–make sure Cora falls in love with another man—but Cora is not the impressionable innocent girl Liam remembers. She’s strong and smart and not easily manipulated. Liam is forced to face the truth about himself as he comes to realize that he truly isn’t the right man for Cora. But, as Liam is coming to that conclusion, Cora is starting to see him in a new light.
Liam wants Cora for himself, but with his soul hanging in the balance, he must choose between a stolen moment in time or an eternity of damnation.
An Impossible Promise is romantic, fun and pure escape.
An Impossible Promise is a tremendous follow-up to the first book in this series, ‘Chance of a Lifetime’ set in Providence Falls, North Carolina. The authors, Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets did a great job of crafting a story that stood on its own for anyone not having read book one, though reading the novels in chronological order is recommended.
For me, it was the characters that really made its story sing. The feelings of both protagonists really tugged at my heartstrings as love, passion and destiny are brought to the fore. I was completely drawn into the narrative as Liam O’Connor’s gradual awareness of himself in emboldened, devil-may-care, Magnus Blackwell is realised, and this was really well portrayed by the author.
In this tale of time travel and reincarnation Liam and Cora McLeod are police officers in the present, working on a murder investigation. Liam fell in love with Cora back in 1844. Cora, Liam, and Finn Walsh’s lives are intertwined each time they are reborn and lawyer, Finn is the man that Liam stole Cora from, way back. Now Liam must persuade Cora to marry Finn so that her life is not ended by tragedy.
Liam’s struggles with the modern world provided some amusement and the element of mystery surrounding the murder investigation was good too although this aspect definitely took a back seat to the romance. If you believe in destiny or fated love, you will really enjoy this novel and series. A tremendously good tale, I’m a very happy reader!
Thanks to NetGalley, MIRA Books and the authors, Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets for the complimentary copy. This is my honest and totally voluntary review.
Meet the Authors:
Jude Deveraux is the author of forty-three New York Times bestsellers, including For All Time, Moonlight in the Morning and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Times Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. Jude lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tara Sheets is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. Her work has earned first place recognition in literary contests nationwide, and her debut novel, DON’T CALL ME CUPCAKE, won the 2016 Golden Heart® award sponsored by Romance Writers of America. Tara lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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