Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Promise for Breanna

Author: Al Lacy
Publisher: Multnomah
June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60142-244-6
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Breanna Baylor is a certified medical nurse who is used to being on her own and taking care of herself, as well as others. When her love, Frank Miller jilted her to marry another woman, Frank destroyed all Breanna’s faith in men. But when a tall, dark man in black rescues Breanna and saves her life, Breanna reluctantly allows John Stranger into her life.
But when she starts developing feelings for John, Breanna sends John off, telling him that she no longer wants him in her life.

John Stranger honored Breanna’s request and went away, and instantly Breanna instantly realized her mistake. She loves John. But John is gone, and while Breanna dreams of John coming back into her life, he doesn’t.

Instead, the man who broke Breanna’s heart is back. But this time, Frank isn’t after Breanna’s heart. He’s after her life.

A PROMISE FOR BREANNA is the first book in Mr. Lacy’s Angel of Mercy series. It was explained that so many readers fell in love with Breanna in some of his earlier books that he was asked to write a book with Breanna as the heroine. So, this series is for those of you who loved Breanna.

I have never read any of the books by Mr. Lacy in which Breanna played a role, but from reading this book I could see why readers would love her. Breanna is a realistic heroine, kind, considerate, and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. She is a real sweetheart. John is larger than life, a man’s man, who seems to have nothing that he is not talented or gifted with.

I enjoyed reading A PROMISE FOR BREANNA. The book did start slow with all the back story between John and Breanna brought up early on, and there is quite a bit of telling. But once the story got going, it got more interesting, and held my interest. I hoped that John and Breanna would meet up again and that she would be able to make right the wrong she did. Originally published in 1995, this is a reprint.. $6.99. 319 pages.

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