Monday, March 30, 2020

Promised by Leah Garriott - OPTIONAL

Promised by Leah Garriott, 368 pages. Shadow Mountain, 2020. $16.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG



After having her heart broken and her reputation stained, Margaret is looking for a marriage of convenience. This would help alleviate the rumors around her family and restore their status while still keeping her heart safe from future harm. But safety is not happiness, and Lord Williams is determined to make Margaret feel the difference.

Margaret’s story is engaging in a way that makes it easy to read just one more page, though I wanted to shake Margaret half the time (and swoon the other half of the time). I enjoyed putting the pieces together that Garriott makes available to the reader and then see my suspicions confirmed regarding various characters. However, while readers can see the growth in Margaret and find satisfaction in her happy ending, I don’t fully support the main characters’ relationship and the mixed messages it can send to readers.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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