"Thrilling Suspense filled story!"
At her age, Karen Hudson never dreamed she would fall in
love, get married and have children. Being a "Plain Jane",
Karen pretty much accepted her lot in life. Until the
first day of school when she saw him standing in the back
of her third grade classroom. It turns out Michael had a
daughter in her class, Jennifer. They began seeing each
other. Karen couldn't have picked a better man if she had
tried, and Jennifer was just the icing on the cake. On
this particular day, Jennifer is a bit clingy, raising
Karen's suspicions. After her day of being a teacher is
over, Karen goes home and changes to have dinner with
Michael and Jennifer. After dinner, Michael finally tells
Karen he's in love with her and asks her to make him a
promise. Michael makes Karen promise she will trust him
and believe in him, regardless of what she finds out.
The next day, Jennifer isn't at school. When she doesn't
hear from Michael all day, Karen decides to go by his
house after school. When she gets there, she finds the
house empty and everything except the furniture gone! Now
she doesn't know what to think. The night before he
professes his love for her and now he's gone? The next
morning when she arrives at the school, the principal
takes her into his office and introduces her to two men.
The two men are FBI agents and are looking for Michael, or
Michel Borbeau. It turns out Michel is wanted for the
murder of his wife's lover! Karen can't believe this!
What does Karen do? Will she forget Michael? Or will she
remember her promise to trust him? Will she try to help
prove his innocence?
A PROMISE TO KEEP is a thrilling suspense-filled story,
packed with non-stop action. Ann Durand has done a
wonderful job of bringing her characters to life in each
page of this story. Clarice Borbeau is a woman very easy
to hate, not to mention, just plain wicked. And Karen
finds herself in circumstances beyond her control as she
attempts to find Michael and do something to help him. As
she finds herself becoming more and more involved in
trying to prove Michael's innocence, she is also putting
herself in danger. If you enjoy romantic suspense, you
have to read this one!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 12, 2007
The tidy world of schoolteacher Karen Hudson turns upside down as she embarks on a
reckless chase from a small town in California to a jungle in Mexico, searching for the
truth about Michael Browning, the man who has captured her heart. Stunned when he
disappears without a word, she soon learns that he’s been charged with murder. Her
quest to locate him and unravel the mystery surrounding the charge makes her the next
target for murder.
Michael Borbeau, alias Michael Browning, never intended to mislead Karen, or to fall in
love for that matter. Only the need to protect his daughter forced him to choose a new
town and a new name. Now, the whole mess is threatening to surface, and he must flee to
keep his daughter safe.
Will he ever see his beloved Karen again? Will she discover the truth before the killer
strikes again? Will she succeed in reuniting with the only man to ever unlock her heart?