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Emily's Vow

(A More Perfect Union #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Emily Sullivan’s greatest fear is dying in childbirth, as did her twin sister and their mother. Then she’s thrown in a loyalist prison for her privateering father’s raids on the British, and her accuser--a former beau--promises to recant if she will marry him.

Frank Thomson always loved Emily despite her refusal to return his affections. A patriot spy posing as a loyalist
Paperback, 247 pages
Published October 4th 2014 by ePublishing Works!
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Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review.

Emily Sullivan's greatest fear is dying in childbed as her mother and sister did before her. Raising her sister's son, Tommy, in Revolutionary Charles Town, Emily chafes against society's restrictions against women. After having her heart broken when her suitor, Frank, marries her sister to save her from bearing a child out of wedlock when the child's father and Frank's brother, Jedediah, is killed in he war,
Lynelle Clark
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the touring host for an honest review.

There is so much depth within this book that it is hard to single out something specific but the author did an excellent work combining the historic overview with the struggles of women of that time period and their quest to learn. The story takes you back in time when America was in war with England and the women were left to do the best they could under the circumstance while it was still expected to be wife, mother and housewife
Sharon Obelenus Holland
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Back when our country was forming, a strong breed of people tried to make a life in the new country, only to have the British watching everyone's every move. Emily's life was good, her twin sister was about to be married, but when his life was taken during the war, and her being pregnant her would have been brother in law steps up and marries her. This throws Emily's world into chaos. The one man she pictured marrying has married her sister, but when her sister dies after giving birth, Emily is ...more
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought this was a good read. I loved how Emily rebelled against the male views and society norms of those times. She did not adhere to the idea that women should be seen and not heard. She wanted to be an equal and have opportunities for her independence and wasn't afraid to make that known. Although I am glad she and Frank had their happy ending I was disappointed she changed her mind so quickly. Emily had strong (and emotional) reasons for her ideas. I thought she should have had a ...more
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fiddlesticks -- so much to do and so little time!

Beautifully descriptive passages paint vivid images making the reader experience the times.
Electrified dialogue declares the force of opposing opinions.
Ripe with all of the apprehension which exists in times of war.
And what does one wear to observe a duel?

Nearing the end of the Revolutionary War, with varying opinions about who will be victorious, the British rule Charles Town, S.C. by martial law. Daily life is dangerous, women fear being
Kathy Wideman
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Emily has made a vow to never marry with her cousin Amy and her friend Samantha. They have each made the vow for their own reasons. Emily is afraid of childbirth, both her mother and her sister died because of it. She figures if she never marries she won't have to worry about that. Her sister, Elizabeth was set to marry Jedidiah the brother of the man she secretly hoped to marry herself. But before the bans could be read a third time he was sent away to war and died. ...more
Jul 14, 2016 rated it liked it

"You needn't worry your pretty little head...."
Argh, is there any sentence more enfuriationg and annoying than this one? Unfortunately this sets the note for a major part of the book. There's a lot of condescension in it, usually based on the fact that Emily is a woman, when it is not about Emily's fear of loving and losing people or dying in childbed herself - hence the vow to stay unmarried the title refers to. Okay, some other part is about her falling in love (again) with her late sister's
M.R. Schwartz
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review."
I was born in New England, and raised in a town with an underground tunnel between a barn and a house, said tunnel used during the Revolutionary War. My heart resonates with sympathy and support for stories (even fiction) based on true events in our history.
As a woman, I applaud the early attempts by women to gain equal respect and rights as intelligent, thinking, capable members of society.
Emily's Vow is a
Frances Shellings
Life-changing events, invigorating characters.

Set toward the end of the Revolutionary war, the time where everything stood still. In this time a young woman decides she wants more then wife and children. With her two best friends she tells her dreams and fears to them. They make a pact.
He married the other sister to save her and his nephew from disgrace after his brother dies, all the while madly in love with the first. Now he returns to town on a mission for the patriots and one for his
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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When her sister's betrothed died in the war, his brother, Frank married Emily's sister. Frank was Emily's suitor but he couldn't allow his nephew to be born outside of marriage. Emily had mixed emotions. Emily watched her sister die after childbirth, as their mother had. Women having no rights and having to obey their husbands in all things, these were the reasons Emily made her vow.
Entertaining historical war romance! Though there were several "vows," from Emily and others. Emily was very
Holly Lenz
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Emily's Vow is a fun romantic adventure taking place at the end of the revolutionary war. The story is entertaining with a real sense of history. However the characters can be a little annoying at times, the violence seems glossed over, and the sexual content is unnecessary for the plot.

Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content.

“I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review."
Carole Swinford
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The first book in Betty Bolte ' s "A More Perfect Union" series is very well written containing well researched historical details. I fell in love with the strong, independent, forward thinking women. They all make a Vow but then enters the good looking men who set out to change their minds. A must read for lovers of historical romance.
Deb Diem
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Emily's Vow by Betty Bolte is a wonderful read. This book is a well written historical with bits of humor, drama and great characters. I look forward to reading more from Betty Bolte. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Nicole Laverdure
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming romance!
I really enjoyed reading Emily's Vow, written by Betty Bolté! I's a fun historical romance to enjoy! I liked her characters!
Leone (She Reads too Much Romance)
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