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

Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)

By Shayne Parkinson

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-03-08
  • Book Genre: Historical
  • Author: Shayne Parkinson
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 902 Ratings)

Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1) Shayne Parkinson read online review & book description:

“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.

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  • Sentence of Marriage

    By gweneeth
    Interesting story. It’s hard for us in this century to believe how few choices women had back then. It seems like the Dark Ages. Thanks for the reminder of all the freedom women have now and to not take it for granted.
  • A horrible Cinderella story

    By Gramm j.
    The book was interesting but everything bad just kept getting worse.
  • Sentence of Marriage Book #1

    By DG Whit
    I loved this book.
  • Sentence of Marriage

    By Fan from AZ
    Set in the 1880’s this book rings of true to life content including many of its hardships.
  • Sentence of marriage

    By shanalaya
    Engaging, interesting characters brought to life by the author. I felt all the emotions going on in a genuine way.
  • Amy is a saint and deserved better

    By Pond flower
    This book, its characters and story were engaging enough that I checked out the other two books in the series from my local library. Though set in the nineteenth century, this story is relate to today in its subject matter; shame, abuse, and a mother’s love.
  • Heart wrenching book

    By Eitel19
    I took a while to read this book, it is a sad story but a lot of interesting history. It doesn’t matter what country you live in that is the way it was felt like the girl was at fault. We know it takes two to tango "
  • Sentence of Marriage

    By catlvr49
    Nice. Looking forward to the next one.
  • An enjoyable read!

    By Docentlady
    This tale gives the reader a good look into farm life in New Zealand a century ago and how rigid morality can tear apart a young girl’s life. Looking forward to reading the rest of the story.
  • Sentence of marriage

    By mallieomallie
    Sad and depressing

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