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A Kiss and a Promise

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Servant girl Betsy McBride thinks she has as much right as any girl to Tom Brodie, the most dashing young man in the district. When her master asks her to help out the Brodie family she jumps at the chance to get a bit closer to him. She doesn’t realize that Tom Brodie thinks the only way to save his family’s fortune— or at least their farm—is to dazzle his landlord’s daug ...more
Hardcover, 452 pages
Published December 10th 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The two Brodie brothers are like chalk and cheese, Henry, the hardworking, dependable brother and Tom the rapscallion that will drink, carouse and bed any woman he comes across.
So when two totally different women of different stations both thrust their attentions upon him Tom is hard put to it to choose which lady he wants to tumble first.
Besty is the Brodies' hired help so has nothing financially or materially to offer Tom's aspirations whereas a marriage to Rose Hewitt whose father is their la
Feb 05, 2013 rated it liked it
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My first audio book....a canny story set in Scotland...interesting Characters...the handsome bad boy Tom forever bringing trouble to his family, he certainly had alot to feel guilty about. Tom was so very arrogant unlike his lovely brother Henry, he was the strong silent one, his actions saved the glad Betsey realised Henry's worth. Would of like to of read of their marrying, but that was left to tge reader to decide. Rose well now wasn't she a turn up, she certainly had her head on. ...more
I was given this book as a birthday present last year, but just now found the time to read it.

There's not really much to say about it, really. The setting was good and I think there had been a lot of potential to make something good and interesting out of it, but that didn't really happen. ~Nothing~ really happened.

Every now and then there was a point I thought 'oh, this might be the point were something relevant happens, something that'd make up for all the pages read that might as well could h
Jul 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
I picked this up at the library because it is set in Ayrshire, the county in Scotland that I have been researching for my family tree. If it wasn't for that. I never would have borrowed it. And I wouldn't have kept reading. Not a great book. NIcely descriptive though (albeit fictional I suppose) of the county and its inhabitants, which fulfilled my need.
Nancy White
May 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
I do not recommend this book. It wasn't the worst novel in the world, but... you can do better. Go find something else to read.
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A pseudonym used by Hugh C. Rae, incially in collaboration with Peggie Coghlan and later alone.

Hugh Crauford Rae was born on November 22, 1935 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, son of Isobel and Robert Rae. He published his first stories aged 11 in the Robin comic, winning a cricket bat the same year in a children’s writing competition. After graduating from secondary school, he worked as an assistant in