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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

Sentence of Marriage

I purchased all four books after this one because it gets better and better!
Sentence of Marriage is the base of a wonderful saga. Character development is excellent! Excellent eye for detail. Wonderful history for women to remember.

It was to be my weekend read and I couldn't stop at the first book. I'm so glad I didn't. It real and it's history. I finished all four as quickly as I can. This series will be one of the most enjoyable of my life. Perked my interest to study this time period, the development of education and women's rights.

Sad book

This was probably the most depressing book I have ever read. I kept turning the pages thinking it had to become better for the heroine. Couldn't imagine wasting more of my time on part 2 or 3 :(

Sentence of marriage

Lovely read! A page turner. Many sad things happen but the main character, Amy is precious. She endures many painful things but she is a trooper. Loved it. Now I am reading the sequel, loving it!

Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Mar 08, 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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