Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Book Review for The Promise of Tomorrow by Mary Ellen Taylor

 The Promise of Tomorrow by Mary Ellen Taylor

 Published June 1, 2024 by Montlake


Taken from Goodreads:
  From the author of The Brighter the Light comes the moving story about one woman’s reason for leaving home and the love that brings her back. When Olympia leaves her small Virginia town, she doesn’t expect to look back, much less ever come home. But after a year on the road, her sister’s engagement pulls Olympia into everything she left her family, her husband, and the grief she’s been trying to forget. She’s determined to stay a few days, maybe a week―just enough time to visit gravestones and sign off on the divorce her husband, Spencer, asked for. But he’s reeling from their shared loss, as well as complications with his aging parents, leaving his heart just as fragile as Olympia’s. The more time they spend in each other’s orbit, the less sure they are they’ll be able to walk away for good. As family secrets come to light and family bonds stretch to the breaking point, Olympia must decide where she’s going next and where she belongs. She’s used to coping with life’s complications alone, but maybe the best way to heal is together.


My Thoughts:  Mary Ellen Taylor is a must-read author.   Her books will introduce you to characters that you could be friends with and by the time you finish reading they are your friends.    I truly cared what was going to happen to Olympia and Spencer.   Wherever their lives were heading I just wanted them to be happy in their path. 

The Promise of Tomorrow has some very heavy topics.   The health issues of Spencer’s family hit me a little close to home and I shed tears for all the Spencer was having to handle.   Olympia’s life was also not easy and running away was the easier answer for her but I liked that she came back home to support her sister and work toward rebuilding other relationships.

This book is a must-read.  I have finished it but I am still thinking about it and cannot wait to talk about it with my book friends.

Thank you to the author for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 


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Meet Mary Ellen Taylor (taken from her website):  Amazon Charts bestselling author, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state Virginia is evident in her contemporary women’s fiction, including The Promise of TomorrowWinter Cottage , Spring House, and Honeysuckle Season. She brings her new home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to life in her latest novel The Brighter The Light and When the Rain Ends

As do so many people, her protagonists search for their place in the world, exploring issues of family, home, love and belonging. Inevitably, Mary Ellen’s stories interweave setting, history and mysteries that span past and present.


Mary Ellen is also known nationally as New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense novelist Mary Burton. Together, they have published forty-nine novels and five novellas. Mary Burton’s latest, The House Beyond the Dunes, is a September 2023 release.


When not traveling or writing, Mary Ellen spends time with her husband enjoying walks on the beach with their miniature dachshund Tiki.



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