Deanna Lynn Sletten
Book: Sara's Promise
Author: Deanna Lynn Sletten
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Approximate 259 Pages
Do you believe in soul mates? I do. In SARA'S PROMISE by DEANNA LYNN SLETTEN, we meet a family that is hit with a very large loss when Sara, wife and mother, dies unexpectedly. She has given up her dreams for this family she loves so dearly, but everything she did was taken for granted until she died.
Five years later, William is still grieving this loss of his wife and feeling guilty for finally understanding all the beloved Sara gave up for him and their children when Sara once again gives him the gift of love.
I have debated long and hard on how to write this review. I loved the storyline. I thought it was unique and beautiful. The only problem I had with this book was I just could not get emotionally involved in it. There were scenes that normally would have ripped my heart out. There were also touching scenes that I felt I should have had some sort of reaction to, but I just didn't. This is just one of those books for me that I could easily put down and walk away from rather than continually think about it until I picked it up again.
I felt as though I was being told a story rather than being submerged in the author's words and because of this, I just had a difficult time connecting to it. It didn't make me feel the emotions I should have felt while reading it. That being said, I did very much enjoy the story and would recommend it to anyone that likes romance. If you are lucky enough to be able to engage in this story, you will be in for a ride and will probably rate this book 5 stars after reading it. Either way, it's a good book.
**2013 Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards for Romance**
Do you believe in soul mates?
William Grafton had the perfect life. He had a lovely wife, Sara, and two wonderful children. But one day his perfect forever was shattered when Sara died suddenly, leaving him alone to raise his children and figure out how he would ever get through life without his soul mate. Five years later, he finds himself looking into a familiar pair of blue-green eyes that remind him of Sara. The woman is the exact opposite of Sara, yet he finds he is drawn to her. But after a few strange occurrences, he begins to wonder – has his Sara come back to him as she once promised in the form of this new woman? Or are these just coincidences?
Annie Paxton doesn't believe in soul mates or fate. She had watched her father die of a broken heart after her mother passed away and has since cast away any fairy tale ideas of love. Then she meets the man who has been haunting her dreams and she begins to see love in a whole new light. But her dream man is still tied to his deceased wife, and Annie doesn't know if he will ever be able to break away from his past. As strange occurrences unfold, Annie wonders if William could ever truly love her for herself and not for the traits that remind him of Sara.
Were William and Annie brought together by fate, coincidence or by Sara keeping her promise?