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Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)

Book 1, Promises To Keep - Promises To Keep, no. 1

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“I won’t have her forced,” Jack said. “Let her decide for herself.”

Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again.

Everyone except her.

“Sentence of Marriage” is the first book in the three-volume “Promises to Keep”.

In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice.

"One of the best historical novels I’ve had the pleasure to read in years." - WorkingGirl Reviews.

"The story was captivating, the characters real, the dialogue crisp. I admit to having cried and laughed and even having wanted to murder a character and beat another one within an inch of his life — which is simply a testament to how well written these books are." - AmericanEditor.

Customer Reviews

Got hooked. Loved it.

Loved this book so much that I couldn't even put it down. It was like I knew the characters personally. I got hooked in the first part of the book. Now reading the next book can't wait.

Very special books

I have read all the books and I loved all of them,I cried a lot,laughed,I was shocked,scared,angry,wanted to jump in the book and slap someone it really touched a lot of my emotions so thank you very much Shayne keep writing I'll read.

Fantastic book & series!

Loved this book and the entire series, didn't want it to end! I loved characters and I HATED some with a vengeance. Great insight into the way life used to be for pioneers and the simple things they thought were luxurious yet we take for granted every single day. Try. This book, you'll be hooked! Enjoy!

Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: 08 March 2009
  • Publisher: Shayne Parkinson
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 604 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Promises To Keep
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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