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Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1) - Shayne Parkinson

Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)

Author Shayne Parkinson

  • Published: 2009-03-08
  • Category: Historical
4 Stars
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“I won’t have her forced,” Jack said. “Let her decide for herself.”

Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again.

Everyone except her.

“Sentence of Marriage” is the first book in the three-volume “Promises to Keep”.

In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice.

"One of the best historical novels I’ve had the pleasure to read in years." - WorkingGirl Reviews.

"The story was captivating, the characters real, the dialogue crisp. I admit to having cried and laughed and even having wanted to murder a character and beat another one within an inch of his life — which is simply a testament to how well written these books are." - AmericanEditor.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Beautifully written

    From S.Anu
    Shayne Parkinson seamlessly transports her readers to a historical setting. Simply love this one and all the other books in this series.
  • Kept a promise

    From Birdymt
    Great story with believable and vivid characters! I definitely will be purchasing the rest of the series.
  • Can't put it down

    From Excited for maui!
    This is a captivating story, I couldn't put it down. Great characters, well writen!