About the Book
Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the décor to do it.
Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.
Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?
In My Opinion
In her debut novel, Melony Teague introduces readers to former friends Michael and Savannah who, due to choices and circumstances, meet again after twenty years at their high school reunion.
These two have a history that gives them insight into each other despite the years and distance between them. Michael has become a better man, one who makes it his life’s work to rescue others while Savannah’s experiences have caused her to burrow into a protective shell. One Michael wants to bring her out of.
A spur of the moment road trip, complete with small adventures, becomes a journey of discovery and honesty for these two friends. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Niagara area through A Promise to Keep.
Teague builds this story well with an intense ending that had me flipping through the pages as quickly as possible. At the heart of this story is the truth that no matter the obstacles in front of us, love is worth the risks.
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Melony Teague says
Thank you Suzie, so glad you enjoyed the ending!
Suzie Waltner says
It was definitely nice and intense and then offset so well by the hospital scene! Congratulations on the debut!