The Promise by Brenda Joyce


After a record breaking sail from China, Alexi de Warenne’s moment of triumph quickly vanishes. At his welcoming party, his bewitching childhood friend Elysse O’Neill begins flirting with a shipmate, clearly punishing Alexi for his time at sea. But when Alexi finds Elysse desperately struggling in the man’s arms,, tragedy ensues. Within days, Alexi weds her to save her honor—and leaves her to forge a new life.

and Pretense.

Elysse de Warenne rules the ton with her wit and grace, but the whispers of “abandoned bride” follow her ruthlessly. Elysse will never reveal the truth: that she hasn’t see her husband in six years—and they didn’t even consummate their marriage! When Alexi unexpectedly returns to England, Elysse will do whatever it takes to win his heart and claim her place at his side.

I have been in love with the de Warenne’s from the beginning and get so excited every time a new book comes out. It is a chance to get reconnected with some old friends.

The Promise was not disappointing!

I loved being able to finally hear Alexi & Elysse’s story! This was a timeless journey of friendship, forgiveness and of course true love.

You will not want to miss this one!

Grade A


1 Comment

  1. Lisa Hutson

    Could be good. I have never read Brendy Joyce I dont think. It sounds rather cliche, but sometimes, those stories are so well written, that they dont end up being cliche!


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