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Friday, March 6, 2015

Jeremy's Promise by A.R. Talley (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with I Am A Reader Blog Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for Jeremy's Promise by Author A.R. Talley!

Book Review

Jeremy's Promise

Jeremy's Promise by A.R. Talley
Book 2: David's Song Trilogy
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication Date: October 28, 2013
Format: Hardcover / Paperback - 342 pages
              Kindle - 601 KB
              Nook - 453 KB
ISBN: 978-1491818121
Genre: Romance

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Book 1: David's Song
Book 2: Jeremy's Promise
Book 3: Annie's Choice
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by I Am A Reader.

Book Description:

The trip that was meant to save Annie and Jeremy’s marriage brought it to near ruin. Now Annie has returned home, frightened and confused. Jeremy, too, is frightened—and angry. What will it take to save their marriage? It’s clear. Jeremy needs to forgive—Annie needs to forget. A promise is made. A tragedy occurs. A second honeymoon is disrupted. A chance encounter brings David Andrews back into Annie’s life. Annie is determined to remain faithful. She’s made a promise she intends to keep—Jeremy’s Promise.

Praise for Jeremy's Promise:

A.R. Talley, gives you a believable look at the struggle of one couple to reconnect and heal their marriage, with dialog which sweeps you into the moment as if you were there with them, experiencing both their pain and recovery. Kudos to the author who has once again produced a book I couldn't put down, as well as one I felt compelled to read multiple times. ~Donna Dech

Jeremy's Promise second book in a trilogy by A.R. Talley is an awesome, emotional, romantic, highly recommended, well written story with captivating and engaging characters. ~Debbie Ballard

This is not a book I would have picked by myself! I loved it from start to finish! Eagerly waiting for the third book in the trilogy to come out!! I highly recommend this book! ~Goodreads

Book Excerpt:

“Come here,” he said as he came back into the kitchen, and taking me by the hand led me to the garage door. “Mrs. Hensman, I should like the privilege of seducing you later this evening,” he said in a low voice.

“Why Mr. Hensman, you state your intentions so boldly.” I answered in my best southern drawl.

“I wouldn’t want the misfortune of being misunderstood, Mrs. Hensman.”

“Well, I will have to consult my schedule and see if there is time for such amusements.”

“Let me help you make sure you make time on your schedule with this token of my affection.” He wrapped his hand around the back of my neck and with the slightest of smiles on his face kissed me, long and slow.

Mr. Hensman,” I said a little breathlessly, “I shall certainly be sure to ink you in on my dance card.”

He kissed me with the same slow passion he had the first time. “Good.” With a gleam in his eyes, he lifted my hand and kissed it in farewell, then walked out the door. I opened it immediately and watched him get in the car and pull out of the garage as was our ritual if he left first. I waved and he flashed the headlights.

My Book Review:

In David's Song, the first book in a trilogy, the reader was introduced to Annie, Jeremy, and David. After fifteen years of marriage Annie and Jeremy were having serious problems in their marriage. Annie went to Las Vegas for a week long BYU college reunion with her girlfriends. While at the hotel, Annie runs into David Andrews, her ex-college boyfriend who broke her heart. David is now a famous pianist, whose concert they will be attending while in Vegas. Seeing David after fifteen years stirs up old emotional feelings in Annie, leaving her with two choices to consider: whether to stay in her marriage to Jeremy, or possibly have a second chance with David, her lost college love.

Now in the second book of the trilogy, Jeremy's Promise, their story continues when Jeremy finds Annie with David in Las Vegas, and even though he is heartbroken, he asks her to come home with him and work on their marriage. While trying to find their way back to each other, Jeremy has dreams of dying in a car accident, and he asks Annie to promise that if anything happens to him she is to remarry, as long as it is not to David. When a tragedy occurs, Annie is left trying to pick up the pieces of her life, but a chance encounter with David on a cruise has Annie struggling to keep Jeremy's promise.

In Jeremy's Promise, the second book in the David's Song Trilogy, author A.R. Talley weaves another compelling tale that deals with realistic emotions, temptations, choices and decisions made in relationships. Written in the first person narrative, the reader continues to follow Annie's journey as she works through her indecision on what to do with her life after Jeremy's death.

This story packs a powerful and emotional punch, it captivates the reader's attention and draws them into Annie's story. As Annie reminisces about the past, contemplates the issues in her marriage to Jeremy, and the relationship with David, the story can't help but evoke the full range of emotions in the reader. I found myself pondering what would I do if I was in Annie shoes. Would I be able to pick up the pieces of my life after my husband died, and would I be able to keep the promise that I made, even if my heart still yearns for my first love?

Sometimes affairs of the heart can cause complications that may lead a person to consider choices and make decisions that they normally wouldn't make. Jeremy's Promise is definitely an emotional story that makes you sit up and ponder your own relationships, choices and decisions that you have made in your life.

Jeremy's Promise is a true-to-life story that depicts a realistic portrayal of the complexities and dynamics of relationships, and the variety of issues, choices and decisions that come with them.


About The Author


A.R. Talley lives in Ohio with her husband Doug and the last of her seven children (the rest have flown the coup.) She loves to cook, read, write, watch movies, play piano, and laugh. Her second favorite vacation involves the British Isles and a small café in Scotland.

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