Quills and Promises

by | Dec 10, 2008 | Fiction Book Reviews | 0 comments

Separated from Madison when he leaves to fight the French and Indians, Elanna Hanssen must choose between her heart and her head, especially when Madison’s integrity is questioned. — “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not until thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6Innocence paired with wisdom beyond her years. With these traits, Elanna Hanssen unwittingly captures the attentions of Major Madison Scott. Her honest desire to understand the war fascinates him, and he resolves to get to know this perspicacious young lady better. When his military duty separates them, they begin a correspondence, cautiously baring their hearts to each other. Elanna has never known emotions like this before, but she is drawn to the integrity she sees in her major. Wh a local news reporter questions the major’s credentials and activities, however, will she allow her heart or her head to rule? Can true love grow over such distance and around such obstacles? If you’d like to read the first chapter of Quills And Promises, go HERE.
Author Info:
Hi, I’m Amber, but my friends call me Tiff, short for Tiffany, my first name. I am in my 30’s, married the love of my life in July 2007, and live in beautiful Colorado just east of the Front Range of the Rockies, but I love to travel and visit new places. Ultimately, my dream is to own horses and live in a one-level rancher or log cabin nestled in the foothills of the mountains. For now, I will remain where I am and do what I love—design web sites and write.Amber’s very first book, Promises, Promises, released in February 2008. It’s a historical fiction set in Delaware during the Colonial period and the Great Awakening. The other 2 books in the series are this current one, Quills And Promises (July 2008) and Deceptive Promises (December 2008). In 2009, they will be repackaged for a state set entitled Delaware Brides. She has also sold another series set in historical Michigan during the Industrial Revolution. The 3 books in that series will begin releasing in May 2009 and will be repackaged in 2010 as Michigan Brides.
My two cents worth:
Anytime I read Amber Mills, I find an easy, uncomplicated, simple story. I don’t mean those words in any way critically either. Different people like different sorts of stories. Some crave adventure, others mystery, some want humor, or a little bit of fear – and then there are some who just want to pick up a book for a commerical break in the middle of a hectic moment.
Quills and Promises is a simple, Grace Livingston Hill – ish type of book. It has a solid Christian premise, a difficulty in the middle of a possibly serene life, and a bad guy 🙂 There aren’t a lot of unexpected twists and turns, but enough- and the pace is more like a babbling brook than a riptide.
I think Amber Mills’ writings are a more toned down version of Gilbert Morris. A Christian theme runs throughout the book and the characters are likeable…or unlikeable, as the case may be.
If you want a quick break in the humdrum or chaos of a day, this is a nice, easy, quick reprieve. I highly recommend it to Grace Livingston Hill (and like-authors) fans. It wouldn’t be a recommendation for those of you who are looking for adventure, intrigue, excitement, fast-paced, thrilling, or hilarious fiction.


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