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--I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first book I have listened to by Elizabeth Chapelle. This was a sweet romance. The thing that really caught my attention was the beautiful descriptions of Egypt. The story of Lucy and Sebastian was slowly evolving, and you can't help but love both characters. You could feel Lucy's pain in the beginning of the story, and how she grew stronger as time went on. Sebastian, extremely patient and tender, was the perfect gentleman. The way their history intertwines makes the story even more fun. I do wish it was longer giving some additional history as they travel back to England, and would loved to have seen more scenes with Lucy and her ex-husband. A little more drama would have been fun.
The narration of this book by Melanie Fraser was wonderful. She brought the whole story to life, always keeping me listening. She gives each character their own life, with feelings and emotions that draw you in. I love her narrations, always able to tell who is speaking and makes you feel as if you know the characters.
This was a short enjoyable listen.
Would you listen to The Promise again? Why?
No. I don't usually read romance novels.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Promise?
The narration was excellent.
Which character – as performed by Melanie Fraser – was your favourite?
Lucy. Melanie emphasised her pain very well.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
There's always hope.
Any additional comments?
The story was fairly well written although somewhat repetitive.
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Half your work in choosing a great story to read or listen to is to pick something narrated by Melanie Fraser. Seriously, I've listened to a whole lot of different genres by her and each one has a fantastic story to tell and she narrates it professionally and makes it pure entertainment.
This one is the story about two people who are really saddened by something that has happened in their lives and they are both struggling to come to grips with this and carry on with their lives. Neither entertains the idea of finding someone to love and who will love them in return so when it happens, it is wonderful.
Have you guessed yet that I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful love story? Yes, I certainly did and am quite happy to recommend it.
I received a copy of the audiobook version from the narrator and this is my unbiased review.
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