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The Promise of Tomorrow

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  266 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Charlotte Brookes flees her lecherous guardian, McBride, taking her younger sister with her. After a year on the road, they stumble into a Yorkshire village where the Wheelers, owners of the village shop, take them in. This new life is strange for Charlotte, but preferable to living with McBride or surviving on the roads.
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ebook, 343 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by AnneMarie Brear
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Amy Bruno
I do believe that 2018 is the year that will solidify me as a certified Historical Romance fanatic! I'm not normally a romancy-type reader, but the past few books I've read have really changed my mind. And The Promise of Tomorrow is one such book. The romance is handled so beautifully that you can't help but to be swept into it as the reader.

I can see why AnneMarie Brear's books get such amazing reviews (her Goodreads ratings are all above 4 stars) - her writing is wonderful, her characters are
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Promise of Tomorrow is a standalone book by AnneMarie Brear. I loved the synopsis of the story but never could have dreamt just how wonderful the book would be. It's one of the stories that I didn't want to put it down once I started it.

Charlotte Brookes takes her younger sister, Hannah, on the run after their guardian kept making lecherous advances towards her. After a year of living rough and always having to keep an eye out for her guardian, the girls go into a shop where they were hopin
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte and her younger sister Hannah have been on the road traveling and working. They stumble into a shop and the owners take them in. Life seems to settle and the girls seem to have found somewhere safe. But it is not long before the past starts to catch up to them in the form of McBride.

This is a fabulous story set before and during the First World War. It has some really good elements in it that kept the story moving along nicely as characters and stories were gradually introduced. I real
Katherine Pym
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed This Immensely
The beginning, so raw with emotion, swept me right into the story. The battles were raw and heartrending, the villain a filthy creature. This story has all the elements for a good read, one that will remembered for a long time.
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book I'm reading by AnneMarie Brear and I quite liked her writing style and the plot she gave us in this novel. And the fact that this book is set in a War World I setting (just prior to and during) is something that I liked because I haven't read that many books in this time period.

As you can read from the blurb this is about Charlotte and her sister, after they fled from their guardians, and they ended up in Yorkshire village after one year on the road. It's in this village t
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Wow, I get to help close the tour on this book! Phew! What a book! I will admit I don’t normally read anything to do with the war, don’t know why I just don’t, maybe because of the boy being in the army, not sure. But there was something about this book that I just had to pick it up. Plus I love the cover!

From the opening pages of my jaw dropping at the audacity of McBride, Charlotte and Hannah’s guardian, and his intentions, I was hooked! To me, and I know it was not like it, it reminded me of
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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While I’ll admit that the comparisons with Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin on this book’s Amazon page rather passed me by – I’ve mentioned before that historical fiction isn’t a usual choice for me – I can certainly recognise when I’m in the presence of a writer at the top of her form and capable of some of the very best story-telling. I raced through this book, real life disappeared, and I was absorbed in the world the author created and the lives of its characters. It really is a cracking read – ...more
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte and Hannah Brookes lived a cherished and privileged life until they suddenly become orphans and have no choice but to move in with the man their father appointed their legal guardian in his will. Macbride is a greedy and lecherous man with designs on Charlotte, the elder sister. He secretly knows that Charlotte will come into a large inheritance and plans to make it his own.

The girls escape and spend weeks on the road, earning board and lodgings where they can. When Charlotte faints in
InD'tale Magazine
Readers will need to grab the tissues for this heart-wrenching and emotional historical fiction!

Read full review in the 2018 holiday issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Mrs Christine Causer
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful story

This was another brilliant story by one of my favourite authors. The story had me gripped from the first page and I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charlotte and Hannah Brooks flee their guardian's home suddenly after McBride attempts to force himself upon Charlotte in hopes of her becoming his next wife and having control of the substantial fortune that she was left when her parent's died. Charlotte and Hannah have been on the road for a year before coming to a small mining town in Yorkshire. There, the sisters are taken in by shopkeepers Stan and Bessie Wheeler. Life begins to normalize once again for Charlotte and Hannah as Charlotte hel ...more
Donna Maguire

This book is excellent and I really enjoyed it!!

The story line is very good and it has a great flow. The plot is full of emotion and I was completely immersed in the story. The author’s writing style really suits this genre and this book is executed very, very well.

I loved everything from the stylish front cover to the ending. I really enjoyed the characters, they are well developed and I thought Charlotte was a brilliant character, I warmed to her straig
Derek Sanderson
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Interesting, clean romance , coupled with mild tension!

Lovely to read about two people in love without the bombardment of sexually explicit details ( I find all that nonsense unnecessary and tiresome). The reader follows the dynamic relationship between two individuals--a deepening bond overshadowed by a selfish sister, war, and most of all, circumstances caused by a greedy, relentless relative. Like all good stories, this one ends happily, but not without a series of bump along the way, which k
Robyn Echols
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This story captured my interest from the start with the plight of a young woman fleeing a bad situation with younger sister in tow. The characters were well-written. The author included a healthy dose of action and conflict through the story, and the romantic tension was handled well. Enjoyed this romance very much.
Helen Hollick
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Alice Schalz
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The promise of tomorrow

A romantic novel covering the years before and during world war I highlighting some of the hardships endured by the people of a small town in England.
Lorna Milton
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent read

This was a ‘don’t put me down’ novel which was gripping from the first paragraph. I would certainly recommend this book.
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Australian born AnneMarie Brear writes historical novels and modern romances and sometimes the odd short story, too. Her passions, apart from writing, are travelling, reading, researching historical eras and looking for inspiration for her next book.
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