PROMISES TO KEEP is as powerful as the growing feelings between Molly and Dean. It is a book about relationships; family relationships, romantic relationships and friendship. It is a book about trust and forgiveness. The secondary characters are probably some of the best I’ve read. Lily and Clay from THE ROAD HOME have a big part in this book as does their son Riley and his friend Mickey. As the mother of a teen, I connected with Riley and his relationship with Mickey touched my heart. Their story gives us just a sample of the pressures and hang-ups teens are dealing with today.
Susan Crandall is at the top of her game. It’s no wonder that she won a RITA Award for ‘Best First Book’ with BACK ROADS. PROMISES TO KEEP is one of those books that stay with you long after you’ve finished. Although it’s the fourth book in the Glens Crossing Series, it can be read independent of the other three. I am eager to read BACK ROADS and THE ROAD HOME. I’ve already read MAGNOLIA SKY and loved it almost as much as PROMISES TO KEEP. Props to Ms. Crandall… I like your style and I will cherish PROMISES TO KEEP.