Sacred Promises by Jennifer Hines and Mindy Bigham, A Book Review

Ah, the love of youth. Who said that? I don’t think the delight, the depth, or the need of love change at any age. It stays just as exuberant, and enveloping whether you’re 16 or 86, and the emotions these characters make you feel, explodes that theory.

Some and maybe many of the thoughts and statements made by Abbey, the lead character, will remind you of yourself at some point in your life. Her raw honesty and vulnerability, yet solid determination and integrity make you really feel and know her as a real person you would have had as your best friend. You just like her. She doesn’t do the stupid, ‘I saw that coming’ things that many authors create. What she does do, and surmising you think ‘oh here it is’, doesn’t turn out to be what you expected, at least not for me. As I said, I thought the character was solid. She made me really like her.

The supporting characters each had their defined personalities and made it easy for you to cling, support, or dislike them. Although even the ones you didn’t like too well, were integrated and developed so you still liked and maybe even admired some part of them. The two guys (men) or whatever, kept you thinking and wondering, and were amazingly well done. Their emotions brought you straight to their core wanting to not only know more, but meet someone just like them in the real world. Their reveal was slow and steady until it built to the point of where you had to know what was happening next. You wanted to know them, you wanted to protect them, fight with them, and make them happy. It was exacerbating and exhilarating at the same time.

I really wasn’t expecting a love story to this degree, but the authors really did a great job of reeling you in and keeping you there. The fantasy makes the storyline so much fun and unexpected at times but the love interests are what kept me attached page after page. I had to know how it turned out.

Saying I enjoyed the book would be true, but in reality I totally loved the whole story, how it was written, the characters, the creativity, and I’m exited their story will continue. It’s just one of those books that have to have a sequel, and I can’t wait for it. If you like love stories, and/or fantasies, then you will really enjoy this book. Buy it, you will be glad you did, and waiting for the sequel like me.