Annie Turner has lived in small-town Thompkin all of her life. Her family is poor, but she and her siblings have loving parents and a roof over their heads. As far as she’s concerned, she’s a lucky girl.
Travis Quincy’s ancestors founded Thompkin, deep in the Shenandoah Valley. He’s known immense wealth from birth, and for him that wealth is a part of his life that he’s never had to question.
While still in grade school, Annie and Travis meet and fall in love. Neither understands why they’re drawn to each other, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Like two halves of a whole, they’re only complete when they’re together. And nothing is more important than the vow they make to someday marry.
Growing up together, the rich, privileged boy and the girl from the wrong side of town find that when it comes to keeping their pledge, it's easier said than done. Travis's mother, Ruth, has plans for her son and they don't include his marrying a Turner. Her painful and secret past gives her an unwanted connection to the Turner family and a reason to hate them all. With cold determination she sets out to destroy the bond between her son and Annie.
Love is magical at any age...and a promise is forever.
Author - Char Chaffin
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Posted by Martina Bedregal Calderón on 9th Aug 2012
What a wonderful and heart-touching story about a first love that lasted throughout all the years despite the social differences . Once I started reading the novel couldn't stop until the very last line, and I loved every word of it. Char Chaffin is my favourite author since years, and "Promises to keep" is truely a masterpiece!
Posted by Sherry Gloag on 10th Feb 2012
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Review:- Promises to Keep by Char Chaffin is all about faith, trust and the value of promises in times of great adversity.
It is more than just a ‘sweet’ romance it is a powerfully written story about the repercussions of a misguided mother’s attempt to hold on to her son. It is about social divides and the consequences of loving outside the boundaries you are born in.
The intertwining themes of this story demand powerful characters and Char Chaffin does not disappoint. Even her weaker characters are powerfully portrayed.
This is not a book about super heroes and heroines, this is a story filled with characters the reader may meet in their everyday lives. Ms Chaffin’s characters are flawed, and it is how Ms Chaffin persuades them to face those flaws, that makes this such an absorbing read.
The romance is there from page one to the final sentence and the powerhouse behind that romance and love is forgiveness.
The author’s fluent writing style guides the reader unerringly through several difference paces throughout the book. Her characters are fully developed, her plot is well constructed, and the author presents a beautiful tale of love that endures the realities life throws at it.
Miss Chaffin is an author to watch out for.
Posted by mendy on 30th Nov 2011
A first love always has a place in your heart. The idea of having our young lovers from different social circles is something that many people can understand. And the idea of following these two young lovers from adolescence to adulthood and choose their path in life is in my opinion a wonderful way to spend your time.
Posted by Ann Montclair on 18th Nov 2011
I love a story where the one who has less actually has more. Annie may come from the wrong part of town, but her self-confidence and determination spark a fire in this reader's soul. I love the depth of character evident in this story. The author clearly knows her characters and loves them, too, because as I read, I grew to understand their motivations and their hearts. Travis, who seems to have it all, has a lot to overcome, but with Annie's aid, anything seems possible. Promises to Keep is a love story with all the best of its genre: two memorable lovers, a dynamic antagonist, and a plot that keeps readers turning the pages. I enjoyed every word!