by Sandra Leesmith
(Available in e-book or paperback)
For Monica Scott, building her late father’s house at Lake Tahoe isn’t an option—it’s a necessary distraction from confusing memories and an uncertain future. But a handsome planner working for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is keeping Monica from moving forward with the project. Never mind that he’s young and charming with a great sense of humor. No one is going to stop Monica from making her father’s dream—and her own—a reality.
All Greg Linsey wants is for his work to mean something. His job at TRPA gives him the opportunity to fight for the environment he loves and make a difference in his small corner of the world. But with the sophisticated Monica Scott’s arrival, his dedication is tested as never before, especially when Monica turns to his unscrupulous nemesis for assistance.
As Greg and Monica’s animosity turns into something far sweeter, can they learn to accept each other’s promises and avoid the growing danger to their lives and hearts?
Love's Promises by Sandra Leesmith is quite different from any Christian fiction that I've read. It's not really the theme or the romance that sets it apart, but rather the setting and the fact that the story focuses a lot on the environment and ecology. I really enjoyed the fact that the setting (Lake Tahoe) played such an important role in Monica and Greg's relationship. However, as a romance I felt it lacked a bit. I can't put my finger on it, but they didn't mesh as well as the Margo and Zane from Love's Miracles, a story that I really enjoyed. I think the fact that they jumped from a professional relationship where they clashed over pretty much everything into one of a romantic nature so quickly that threw me. I think if it had been a bit more fleshed out and moved a little more slowly, the connection would have been there for me. Even though I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous novel I read by this author, I still enjoyed the story. Lake Tahoe is definitely on my bucket list of places to visit, even more so because of having read this story. I really felt as if I was there myself, experiencing the beauty of the water, mountains, and forests.
Read what others on the tour are saying about the book on Amber's blog, Seasons of Humility!
~ My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ~
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Meet the Author:
Sandra Leesmith loves to travel in her RV and explore all of nature’s beauty, discover America’s history, and fellowship with the wonderful people she meets while on the road. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, swimming, and pickleball.
Learn more about Sandra and her books at www.sandraleesmith.com.