Yesterday's Promise by Michele Paige Holmes
In the year 1761--Scottish Highlands:
Nineteen-year-old artist Katherine Mercer dreams of selling her paintings to help support her struggling family. Before she has the opportunity, Katherine learns she is to be sold—or practically so—given in marriage to a lord she has never met or even heard of. In return, a much-needed settlement will be made upon her mother.
Katherine’s situation goes from frightening to surreal when her husband-to-be Laird Collin MacDonald arrives with an entourage of men, each heavily armed and speaking with a thick brogue. As if leaving all she knows behind and traveling to another country with strangers isn’t bad enough, Katherine soon discovers a Scottish heritage she knew nothing of, a brother-in-law who wants her dead, and far more at stake with her paintings than she had ever imagined. Forced to turn to her reclusive husband for answers, comfort, and even her very survival, Katherine begins to unravel the mysteries of her past and what it is to love and be loved.
I was pulled into Yesterday's Promise from the very beginning. Sometimes prologues don't work for me, but I was definitely intrigued by Collin's situation, and how it was going to tie into Katie's story. My attention didn't wane at all as I was introduced to Katie. I felt for her right away as she was losing her home and everything she held dear. I can't imagine being told that I was going to be married to a complete stranger the next morning, and would be taken far from my home.
I really enjoyed seeing everything unfold, and finding out more about Katie's past. The fighting between clans was so interesting, and I loved the way the relationship between Katie and Collin brought everything together.
This was an excellent story, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
Content-wise there is fighting and some passionate kissing.
Title: Yesterday's Promise
Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Publisher: Mirror Press
Published: July 2017
Source: I received an eCopy from eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review.