03 September 2015

Promises Kept by Scarlett Dunn

About the Book
Lady of marriageable age with two young boys, in need of husband.
I am a good cook and hard worker.

Victoria Eastman grew up in a Texas saloon – an experience that made her tough, resourceful, and determined to forge a new life. So she places an ad in a gentleman’s newspaper… and soon finds herself a suitable arrangement on a farm in Promise, Wyoming. Only problem is that her would-be husband turns up dead the day she arrives.

Rancher Colt McBride is known for his true grit and business smarts. Yet when it comes to his new neighbor, Victoria, he’s stumped: Who is she, really? She’s lovely to look at, of course, and has proven herself a gentle soul. She’s even causing him to question his staunch bachelorhood. But any kind of future may be shattered when a stranger reveals a secret about Victoria’s past – one that could destroy them both. Unless, together, they can take a leap of faith – right into each other’s arms…

Scarlett Dunn’s Promises Kept, the first book in her McBride Brothers series, certainly offers a promising Wild West romance. Packed with action and adventure in addition to the undeniable attraction and romance, Dunn’s novel would not let me stop reading. Victoria Eastman travels across the country for a husband, as well as a stable home, but nothing seems to turn out as expected. With danger seeming to lurk at every turn, her prospects for home and family are complicated - especially with the handsome cowboy Colt McBride for a neighbor. Victoria plays an excellent female lead, strong and determined to provide for her boys even in the face of her many challenges, while Colt makes for a splendid male lead with his protective nature, kind heart and obvious strength. (And of course, surrounding these two is a colorful cast of likable and dislikable characters that always manage to keep the storyline interesting.) An entirely enjoyable read, Promises Kept would be a great choice for any interested reader of historical romance.

Thanks to Pump Up Your Book, I received a copy of Promises Kept and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Scarlett Dunn lives in Kentucky surrounded by all manner of wildlife, and enjoys long “God walks” where most inspiration strikes. Possessing an adventurous spirit, and a love of history, particularly the pioneers of the West, she has a special place in her heart for all cowboys, past and present. Readers can visit her website.

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