Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Review: Katia's Promise by Catherine Lanigan with Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Katia's Promise
(Shores of Indian Lake #4)
by Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
May 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Katia Stanislaus is a top insurance agent in Chicago, but her company is about to fold if she can't pull off a miracle. She convinces her boss to relocate to Indian Lake where she lived as a child and broke the heart of the one man whose account would be enough to save her job and her company. The only problem is that Austin McCreary has been a near recluse since the day Katia left him. Austin won't take her calls and appears set on revenge for the pain Katia has caused him. Just seeing Austin, catapaults Katia back to the time when she was 16 and so very much in love. But it was just a teenage crush, wasn't it?

My Review: The Heartwarming line is just that--it's comforting and warms my heart and this story is no exception. Katia is a career woman, but when her company is about to go out of business, she grasps at straws and convinces her boss to move the business to her small hometown in Indiana.

What I found surprising is that although she's been back there several times, she never thinks about her childhood/teenage crush, Austin, until he's mentioned and then she remembers him. I would think that if he was that dear to her heart, she'd be thinking of him often. However, Austin seems very bitter and reclusive since she left without a word and he has a hard time accepting that she's back and that she had valid reasons for leaving.

The side characters were great in this story! They each have such unique personalities and are the glue that bind this town together, as well as the force that helps Katia and Austin resolve past issues. These many characters are very endearing and are what makes up a small town, since they really look out for one another and have a finger in each others business.

When a startling discover about the past is made, Austin has a hard time dealing with it, but Katia wants to be there for him...if he'll let her. This is an emotionally tender story with powerful characters in an interesting setting and it stands alone, even though it is the fourth book in the series.

Content: Nothing of note. Clean!

My Rating:  3.5/5 stars 

Other Books in the Series

Love Shadow (The Shores of Indian Lakes)  A Fine Year for Love  (Shores of Indian Lake #3)

Links for Love Shadows
(Shores of Indian Lake #1)

Links for Heart's Desire
(Shores of Indian Lake #2)
Amazon - Barnes & NobleHarlequin

Links for A Fine Year for Love
(Shores of Indian Lake #3)

Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including ?Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream?, ?Chicken Soup for the Writer?s Soul?, ?Chocolate for a Woman?s Heart?, Chocolate for a Woman?s Spirit?. Ms. Lanigan?s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan?s novels are also available on audio-cassette, CD and on electronic format. A prolific writer, she is always writing wonderful stories. She has several titles only available in ebook format on Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine for December, 2002, and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader?s Preference. In March, 2006 Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention and the second in Lanigan?s Angel Watch series of books, was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher.

Tour Schedule:
April 19th - Launch
April 20th - Coffee Books & Art
April 21st - Deal Sharing Aunt
April 22nd - The Written Adventure
April 28th - Mel's Shelves
May 1st - Grand Finale

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1 comment:

  1. I love the cover of this book. Synopsis was great. Now this book has been added to my "to read" list on goodreads. :)