Wednesday, January 24, 2007

BOOK REVIEW: Promise Me Always

Title: Promise Me Always/The Pinky Promise Sisterhood Series

Author: Christine Lynxwiler

Publisher: Barbour

ISBN: # 1597893552

Genre: Chick-lit

There was a time when Allie Richards didn’t have to be sensible. But that was before she was widowed with two young girls. Now she has lost her job, and the small severance check is forcing her to be practical. Allie’s dreams of owning a landscaping business are shot down by the bank, so she is back to square one. Enter the Pinky Promise Sisterhood—a group of friends from way back. They devise a plan for Allie to enter Shady Grove’s Beautiful Town contest, and in the process, launch her new business.

Poor Allie runs into problems along the way. To start with, her staff consists of the “Pinkies” and her unemployed (for good reason) brother. How will she compete with these legitimate landscaping teams? The contest is filmed for a daily reality show. The channel’s scheming newscaster provides interference and embarrassment. Allie’s worst predicament is with the good-looking cameraman/coffee shop owner who wants to be more than a friend. Allie’s practicality plays tug of war with her heart’s desires when it comes to the two men in her life.

"Promise Me Always" is hard to put down. The chapters move along, as readers gets the opportunity to take a peak into Allie’s life and forget about their own lives for a while. With romance, conflict, and challenges woven into the story, the book promises to be a hit for author Christine Lynxwiler.

(c) Kathy Carlton Willis 2007

1 comment:

Christine Lynxwiler said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review of Promise Me Always. It's so much easier to work on the next book when you can read nice things about the previous one. :) Thanks for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Your blog is great!