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The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

Continuing to feed my obsession of all things historical fiction, I bring you the second novel from the Orange Award nominated Ann Weisgarber and her title The Promise, dealing with the 1900 Galveston Texas Hurricane.

Book Review: 

My first introduction to Weisgarber’s name came with her Orange Award nominations: like many book reviewers, my TBR pile is out of control, so I haven’t yet opened my copy of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, much to my embarrassment.  But, rectifying that, I am pleased to have been granted early access to this title via Skyhorse Publishing through Edelweiss.

Fitting nicely into my obsession with all things historical, travel back to turn of the 20th century, prior to the depression, motorcars or the devastation of the two World Wars.  Catherine is a young, unmarried woman quite popular in the social-climbing Dayton in which she lives.  Facing the devastation to her reputation after a situation involving a married man, Catherine needs to find an out.  She takes up correspondence with a former admirer, and believing that he is her last hope before a final fall to ruin, she travels to Galveston Texas to make a life with the recently widowed farmer, Oscar.  Read more of this post