Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Promise Me Tomorrow-Linda Igmanson

Promise Me Tomorrow
Linda Igmanson
Five Star, Mar 2008, $25.95
ISBN: 9781594146510

In Cranberry, Connecticut, Abby McGuire goes to the police department to report vandalism and a town complaint about the sign at her ailing Aunt Lucy’s deli. She is stunned to see Ash Wheeler, who left her six years ago to become a Los Angeles cop. Abby makes it clear that she wants nothing to do with him as she thought he would give her the family she craved. Although he is passing through town to open up a private investigative firm with his former LAPD partner in Florida, he came home to spend time with his family.

Ash realizes he still desires Abby and probably loves her. However he also knows she needs firm roots in Cranberry while he needs to escape the town where his father is the police chief and his brother the heir apparent. Abby still loves Ash, but has not forgiven him for turning her dream into ashes by abandoning her like her parents did. Only Aunt Lucy has been there always for her. It will take a miracle for this couple to come together for love apparently is not enough for them.

This is a warm second chance at love tale starring two likable protagonists who appear heading to failure again. Although the theme is used too frequently in romances, Aunty Lucy refreshes it especially when she relates her story of love. Fans will appreciate this fine contemporary in which compromise seems unlikely and heartbreak more probable than a Patriot win.

Harriet Klausner

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