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Publisher: Coachlight Press
Release Date: Nov. 2002
ISBN: 0971679029
Format Reviewed: Trade Paperback
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Genre: Fiction / Historical / Romantic
Reviewer: Barbara Buhrer
Reviewer Notes:


Promise and Honor
By Kim Murph

     Samuel Prescott, William Jackson and John Graham served together in the Mexican War. When Sam's wife dies, John's wife, Amanda, takes their infant daughter to raise. Sam requests transfer out West because he has become too fond of Amanda.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Sam remains with the Union Army, while John and William join the Confederacy. John is killed in the first battle, leaving Amanda a widow with a farm to manage with only two to help her.

     William is a rogue, but is very fond of Amanda and induces her to smuggle medical supplies for the Confederacy. Amanda agrees, since she needs the money. Sam discovers what she is doing and threatens to take his daughter Rebecca back. The war soon invades the region and threatens everyone's safety and peace of mind. All the while, Amanda's loyalties are torn between the two men

     This is a romance with much historical background. The atmosphere of the torn land and torn loyalties permeates the story. The scenes of the battlefields with their dead and wounded, and of the field hospitals are graphic. The characters are well presented, showing their emotions and dilemmas. The plot is well developed; the action moves at an even pace.

     Promise and Honor is an enjoyable read

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