Title: Where Promises Die
Author: R.C. Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 20, 2017
Haunted by a childhood trauma that leaves her orphaned, eleven-year-old Grace finds herself on the doorstep of the Duncans, her new adoptive family, broken and unable to speak. Catapulted from a bustling New York City life, she must find a way to call the rural town of Sade, Iowa her new home. Twins Eisav and Jacob Duncan immediately take a liking to Grace, wanting to erase the dark shadows etched on her perfect features.
As the twins vie for her affection, it becomes clear which one makes her smile.
Grace never has a choice for falling in love.
What starts as a way to coax his adopted sister to speak and smile, blossoms into the kind of love that lasts a lifetime.
In this small town it shouldn’t be a crime to fall in love . . .
Isaac Duncan warns his son to stay away from the forbidden fruit. Eisav never listens.
Now an intricate web of lies and secrets stand in the way of Eisav winning back the only woman he has ever loved.
In a place where yesterday’s promises were broken, Eisav must learn what it truly means to love and cherish . . .
But is he too late?
Where Promises Die was a exquisitely, tragic and beautiful read. It was filled with drama, crazy plot twists and added religious tone that was crazy. There was never a dull moment in this book, with each page, character and the way the story line was going, I never knew what to expect. I’ve has the pleasure of reading a book by this author before and I happen to love how she handles harsh topics and how she makes you feel like you are there.
Eisav was taken by Grace from the moment the quiet girl was brought to live with his family. The Duncan children fell in love with this shy girl but the connection and pull between Grace and Eisav was rare and unique. Eisav and the Duncan’s were an extremely religious family, over the top religious. Eisav we was the black sheep of the family and his father ‘s scape goat. He was a very persistent character, determined and creative. The push and pull between him and his father over the years would eventually make him break his promise to his one true love Grace.
The book is divided into 2 parts and in between we get to see not only Eisav and Grace grow but also the family. Grace is a very innocent character and has had it harsh, but Eisav was the bright light in her life. She believed in their love and trusted his promise to her. Little did she know how both their lives would change when he makes a decision that will cost them both greatly in the end.
Gosh this book was highly F’d up, the author took this story in a direction I did not expect. It’s clear the author researched extreme religious beliefs because this family was so blind to what was really going on because of how gullible they were. When Eisav returns to right so many wrongs, he comes back to a town and family ridden with shocks and surprises and back to a very different Grace.
Eisav was a different spin on the bad boy persona and I loved it. You have to read it to see what I am talking get about . The added layers of the Duncan kids as well brought so much more depth to this book. There are so many hidden secrets behind the Duncan walls and over the years we get to see how much their lives have changed. I can go on and on about how great this book is but I think it’s best if you click and find out for yourself. Highly recommend!
R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a Master’s Degree in Political Science.
Her debut Novel Bitter Sweet Love is book one of the Twisted Series. Followed by Twisted Love to be released May 31st 2015.
R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn’t cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she’s snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She’s a fan of drama and suspense but she’s also a sucker for a happy ending.
Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.