Wednesday, January 24, 2007
BOOK REVIEW: Promise Me Always
Title: Promise Me Always/The Pinky Promise Sisterhood Series
Author: Christine Lynxwiler
ISBN: # 1597893552
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