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"Love trancends time and can conquer all"

On a much-needed vacation from both an overly strenuous job and the reemergence of an abusive ex-boyfriend (Sean), Christine Hart goes to Florida. When she arrives at the Monk Inn Bed and Breakfast she suddenly finds herself facing the place that has haunted her dreams for years.

For Alejandro Martinez Garcia, the arrival of Christine will finally allow him to exact a revenge he has waited over two hundred years to dish out. However, first he needs to squash the emotions she stirs within him and convince her to help the descendants of his family save their home.

Dealing with a ghost who makes her heart flutter and pulse accelerate is one thing, but dealing with what Alejandro calls "her past life" is harder for Christine to accept. When Sean follows her to Florida, Christine and Alejandro must quickly solve an old mystery and deal with old hurts before history repeats itself.

Eden Robins has written a wonderful tale of how despite everything, love both transcends time and can conquer all. Because Christine is the reincarnation of Christina -- who initially betrayed Alejandro - I had some confusion between the two women. This and some rough transitions between sentences were distracting and hardly seem mentionable but because of this, I wasn't sucked in.

YESTERDAY'S PROMISE paints a wonderful visual image of St Augustine for the old world of Christina and modern world of Christine; however the history of the area bordered on being too much.

I think I have a hard time with ghost stories in general, because even though the ending was heart warming, it wasn't quite what I wanted/needed. I liked Alejandro. He had been wronged by Christina, and had been waiting two hundred years for the incarnated woman to return so he could have his revenge. He tried, but found himself falling in love with her instead.

I laughed and cried. YESTERDAY'S PROMISE is a fun story and good for a light read.

Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted March 31, 2004

SUMMARY

Alejandro Martinez Garcia may be a two hundred year old ghost, but he's nobody's fool. When Christine Hart comes to stay at the inn where he has been imprisoned since his death, he immediately recognizes her as Christina Hoskins, the woman he once loved and was betrayed by so long ago.

Christine and Alejandro struggle to unravel the mystery of a missing deed, but neither counts on the promise they made to each other a lifetime ago, nor the evil force determined to keep them apart.

Also available in electronic format - #1590881567

 

Yesterday's Promise
by Eden Robins

Wings e-Press
March 1, 2003
ISBN #1590888243
EAN #9781590888247
212 pages
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