A Promise to Love……… By: Serena Miller

A Promise to Love……… By: Serena Miller


Can a marriage of convenience ever become one of true love?

Ingrid Larsen arrives in Michigan in 1871 with little more than the clothes on her back and a determination to find her brother, who has disappeared into the dangerous lumber camps. Destitute and barely hanging on to hope, the young Swedish immigrant crosses paths with Joshua Hunter, a newly widowed farmer with eyes the color of the ocean she had crossed and five rambunctious children to raise on his own.

Marriage would solve both of their problems, and Ingrid finds herself proposing in broken English to a man she barely knows. Many difficulties lie ahead–but the hardest battle of all will be winning the heart of her new husband.


“Historical fiction at its finest! Serena Miller writes with an irresistible freshness and honesty, crafting compelling characters that leave you changed. I eagerly anticipate her next novel!”–Laura Frantz, author of Love’s Reckoning

“Serena Miller has done it again. With fascinating history and characters you can’t help but love, she’s written a story that pulls at your heartstrings and keeps you turning pages as fast as you can to see what happens next. And just when you think the story tension can’t get any higher, she turns up the excitement another notch. A story not to be missed!”–Ann H. Gabhart, author of Words Spoken True and The Gifted

“If you’re searching for novels with both heart and soul, you will love the thoughtful and richly satisfying works of Serena Miller. I do.”–Emilie Richards, author of Sunset Bridge and One Mountain Away


I love, love this sweet heartwarming historical romance. Ingrid Larsen is a real sweetheart, and I wanted to smack that mistress of hers for beating her with a whip. But Ingrid had enough backbone to walk out and leave, not knowing what would happen to her. On the other hand, Joshua Hunter just lost his wife, and is left with four girls and one infant son to take care of. Since his inlaws are blaming him for his wife’s death, the only thing that makes sense is to marry Ingrid to take care of his children. But taking care of his house and family is all that will ever be between them. And this is where the story gets interesting!

Serena Miller is a wonderful storyteller. I love the realistic and believable characters she created for A Promise to Love. They play the story out and make it seem so real that you feel a part of it. And the vivid detail of the historical events and setting takes you on a trip back in time that you will never forget. And to know that a lot of the events and settings in the story is taken from real life actions and places, for me it makes the story so much more special. Ms. Miller truly did her homework in researching the early 1800’s to tell her story, and you can feel the love and passion she has for this era and its people.

I highly recommend this book for anyone that likes Christian fiction, historical fiction and just a good clean read to enjoy. So pick up your copy today to read and enjoy.

Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group*

I received this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.



Serena B. Miller is the author of The Measure of Katie Calloway and Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio, as well as numerous articles for periodicals such as Woman’s World, Guideposts, Reader’s Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and more. She lives on a farm in southern Ohio.


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