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The Promise

Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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Summary

To Protect

On a desperate journey to America, Rebecca Neville promises the dying wife of the Earl of Stanmore to raise and care for her newborn son, James. Once in the New World, Rebecca begins her new life - as a mother....

To Cherish

Ten years later, the Earl of Stanmore learns of the fate of his family. He sends to the colonies for his young heir so he can raise him as a peer of the realm. With no intention of forsaking her vow, Rebecca returns to England with James to face a future without her beloved charge. But she must also face her tumultuous past....

To Love

At first glance, the formidable Stanmore sends Rebecca reeling. But beneath his coldly attractive façade and seeming indifference to his son's plight, emotions roil. For there is more to Stanmore and his motives than meets the eye. The enigmatic lord has his own promise to keep - and a passion for Rebecca that cannot be denied....

Contains mature themes.

©2010 Nikoo K. and James A. McGoldrick (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Alexandra
  • 15-02-18

a feelgood story

the writer engage you in the story about Rebecka. well written. a rally good narrator . overall a good audiobook worth the money

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  • A.
  • 08-03-18

Loved it

The narrator was excellent. The story line held my interest. I also enjoyed the little bit of mystery.

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  • Mary
  • 04-06-18

The Narrator is terrible!

Although I tried to finish , it was impossible. This was a painful experience. A first I thought. maybe I can ignore the reader and just follow the storyline. However, it soon became clear that the storyline was as bad or worst then the narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-04-18

The Promise

I enjoyed the storyline and plot . All the characters were riveting and promising . The plight of the slaves and those fighting against the inhumanity of slavery. Rebecca and Stan more ' s story was enjoyable , Great writing .

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  • Edwina "I Love books"
  • 27-01-19

STORYTELLING AT ITS BEST GREAT NARRATION

The Promise is absolutely one of the best stories I have read in awhile. May McGoldrick is an Amazing Storyteller. This story will go on my re read list. I Highly Recommend Historical Romance or any read to read The Promise. The story is Heart Rendering, Emotional and will have you on the edge. The slow burn romance between Samuel The Earl of Stanmore and Rebecca Neville was beautifully written.

Ten years ago in 1760 Rebecca Neville was an 18 year old Governess for Sir Charles Hartington, a cruel, sexual abuser to women. He is after the young virginal Rebecca, but she fights back. she thinks she has killed him so she runs. Waving down a Coach she meet Elizabeth Wakefield she has just given birth that morning and is leaving for America with her newborn son Jamey. Jamey is hard of hearing and has a deformed hand. Elizabeth is running to. She has secrets. She helps Rebecca and takes her with them but Elizabeth dies on there voyage. She gets Rebecca to Promise she will raise her son. Rebecca never learns who Elizabeth and Jamey really are.

Ten years later Jamey and Rebecca have made there lives in America. Rebecca loves Jamey as her own and pretends to be his natural mother. Jamey loves his mother he knows no other. But Oliver Birch solicitor for the Earl of Stanmore shows up to retrieve Jamey the Earls son. But there are secrets there too.

All the characters and the backstories are very well written. I loved all the characters, except the evil slave owner and the ex mistress but even they were creatively written. Great writing all around in this story.

The story really takes off when Rebecca and Jamey arrive in England. She will stay with him until he is settled into his new life as heir to and Earldom. She just has to find a way to tell him she is not his real mother. This scene had me in tears. You can feel Jamey's pain. Heart Retching.

Samuel never tries to have any relationship with Jamey. Rebecca notice that Jamey doesn't look anything like Samuel but dismisses it. Rebecca tries to get Samuel to have some kind of relationship with his son. Soon there smoldering relationship starts to flame and off we go.

There is slavery and the abuse of slaves, a evil depraved ex mistress, a cruel slave owner and a story that will claim your heart and mind. I couldn't stop reading this story and then I listen to it on audible. Excellent Narration by Gabrielle Baker.

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  • Stefanie Spinks
  • 22-10-18

Very Enjoyable

I enjoyed the story as well as the narration. The characters are well developed and not cheesy.

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  • Mouse
  • 07-09-18

1.0 or 1.25 not satisfactory

The Audio transmission did not do the book justice. I found it too slow on 1.0 and too fast on 1.25

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  • Blessed
  • 18-07-18

love it!!!

i absolutely loved it!! This book held my attention as I drove long distances. i couldnt bear to get out of my car because I continuously wanted to hear more.

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  • Nana Mar
  • 03-05-18

Good suspense

A well written historic novel. Exposing the issues of slavery and woman’s issues of the late 18th century in England.