Wednesday, April 23, 2014

REVIEW: Love's Promises by Sandra Leesmith

Love's Promises by Sandra Leesmith

{About the Book}

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?

{About 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

You can connect with Sandra on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. You can also find her and her talented writing buddies at the Seekerville blog 

{My Review}

Monica Scott has come to Lake Tahoe for one thing, to realize her father's and her dream-- a newly built home. However, distractions along in the form of a TRPA worker named, Greg Linsey. He is handsome, charming, funny, and trying to keep Monica from going ahead with the building of the home. 

Love's Promises by Sandra Leesmith was a good book, not great, but good. I just adored the characters, especially Monica and Greg. Monica and Greg are similar in many ways. Monica won't anybody get in her way of finishing this house, and Greg won't let anyone disturb the environment that he loves so dear.

Love's Promises is set in Lake Tahoe, which I loved, because Lake Tahoe is very close to me. I have been there many times, so imagining Lake Tahoe in my head while I was reading was quite easy. However, I wasn't a fan of the environmental theme and message. I tend to avoid books with this kind of message because it leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. This due to the fact that we now live in a world where many people care more about the environment than people. But I was happy to see that this was not case in Love's Promises. The environmental message was there, but wasn't shoved down my throat, like others I have read. And the romance was sweet as honey.

Overall, it was a good book. The prefect read for contemporary romance lovers.


Sandra is offering one reader a taste of Lake Tahoe with a sweet prize pack: a signed paperback copy of Love's Promises, a journal, a Lake Tahoe coffee mug, a pound of Millstone Velvet Chocolate coffee, and a Hulet Glass chocolate drop! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. You can enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below:

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  1. Yay for Lake Tahoe! You know I love that area. :) And I'm so glad you adored the characters! Sandra does a great job with characterization.

    Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts on the book and participating in the blog tour!


  2. Hi Alyssa, Thank you so much for participating in the blog tour. I always enjoy your blog. I'm glad you liked the characters because they are, after all, the main element of a romance novel.

    I know what you mean about not liking an issue. There are some issues I don't like to read about either, mainly because they bring up unpleasant memories. One of my favorite authors wrote about a character with Alzheimers, and she is usually a light sweet romantic read, but I just couldn't read it because of dealing with it in my family. So I truly do understand.

    So in light that this was a difficult subject, I appreciate even more, that you read the book and reviewed it. Thank you again.

  3. Thank you for the review. It made me want to visit Lake Tahoe! And big thanks to Sandra for the giveaway. By the way, I love Seekerville blog!


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