Stormi's Review: Promises by Ardyce Durham
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Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing
Released: February 11, 2016
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 389 pages
Format: ebook, paperback
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Promises, a work of historical fiction inspired by the life of the author’s paternal great-grandfather, chronicles the lives of two boys the same age who grow up together. More than friends, they are buddies, constant companions, confidants, and accessories in everything they do. Joining the Confederate Army together in March of 1862 and engaging in and surviving some of the most catastrophic battles of the Civil War, the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg changed their lives forever.
In the words of the author, “Starting with the first sentence, I want my readers to be drawn into the saga and be connected to the uniqueness of its personalities, their circumstances, and their surroundings.” We feel the author succeeded in putting into words the spirit and strength of those who lived in rustic, agricultural surroundings between 1840 and 1940. Their lives were unbelievably difficult and demanding, yet they endured and flourished.
Five Boundless Stars
This book was awesome. It had me on the first page and kept me reading late into the night. You meet Owen and Wes, two country boys as they travel from boyhood to manhood. You see their story unfold in the funny parts as well as the heart wrenching parts. Together they travel this road and together their friendship keeps them held together. They have such a bond that can only be described as a brotherhood. This book covers from before The Civil War and through many more years. It really is an amazing story. I have so many words for this book. This book was funny, romantic, sad, and an all around great read. I laughed till I cried, I also just cried at some points. This book was really a soul searching tale. It was written great and I absolutely loved it.