It’s a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour America’s Promise by Celeste De Blasis.
About the Author
Millions of readers have fallen under the spell of the lush, enthralling and bestselling novels by Celeste De Blasis. Tales of adventure and romance set against the sweep of history—all are storytelling at its finest. After graduating from Pomona College, Celeste devoted her life to impeccable research and spellbinding writing. A native Californian, Celeste grew up on the historic Kemper Campbell Ranch in the Mojave Desert, where she lived until her death in 2001.
About the book
A gripping, heart-wrenching story of love and betrayal across the boundary of the American Revolutionary War. The next captivating story for readers who loved My Dear Hamilton, Flight of the Sparrow and Outlander.
1780. Addie looks around at the soldiers celebrating their latest victory. American independence is within reach, but her heart feels heavy with grief. With her husband gone, she must leave the army camp, and the people she has come to love, and choose a respectable path to guard the secret she now carries alone.
Seeking shelter with her aunts in Virginia, Addie tries to mold herself back into the proper and dutiful woman she was before the war, and before the love of a fierce, dark-eyed warrior, changed her forever. But when a band of rogue British soldiers arrives on the farm, will the strength she has gained from travelling with the Revolutionary army be enough to save her loved ones?
Fighting turmoil in Virginia, Addie faces an even worse trial when terrible news arrives from the front: should she stay silent and keep her family safe, or divulge her secret and save an innocent man’s life? -The heartbreaking conclusion to the epic, emotional trilogy.
This is the third book in the America’s Daughter series and the final book in the trilogy. It’s definitely a story worth reading from the beginning, although each could be read as a standalone, but it’s a matter of following Addie on her journey.
In the last book Addie found herself in a precarious social position. Sleeping with the enemy has its consequences, which are quite difficult to explain away or hide, so Addie has to find a way to move forward under these new conditions.
She returns to the folds of her extended family in the hopes they will put family before the complicated political and moral conundrum she has brought with her. Then on top of that the war starts to move too close for comfort, which wasn’t an issue when she was part of the active participation, but now she has something to protect and keep safe.
Although De Blasis isn’t here to read it I think it’s important to acknowledge that there is a clear difference as her work evolves and she becomes more skilled at storytelling. It’s historical fiction set during a period of great upheaval and change for America – it is also setting the stage for further conflicts and more changes of historical importance.
Her forte is definitely family sagas and characters woven into the fabric of history – faction meets dynamic storylines.
Buy America’s Promise at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : Bookouture pub date 8 July 2021. Buy at Amazon com.