I loved the story of David’s Song because it was so true to real life, rather than a fairy tale ending we get in books. Sometimes I enjoy the happy endings of these books because they are unlike real life, but something about the truth was refreshing to read.
Jeremy’s Promises begins a few years after the first book ends. We get to read all about how Jeremy and Annie piece back their marriage. The work involved and the pain on both their ends is something I find refreshing in a novel. It was real, and I loved it.
After finally getting to a great place in their marriage, a horrible accident occurs and Annie is left a widow. She has a whole new world to navigate, but she also has Jeremy’s Promise to keep! The story will have you screaming at the pages, jumping for joy and laughing out loud. Its awesome.
Here is an excerpt to enjoy:
“Okay, Jeremy,” Terry said, “Tell her.”
“What?” Jeremy asked, bewildered.
“Tell her how you feel about this other man in her life.”
Jeremy was silent for a long moment. I didn’t know why he hadn’t launched immediately into a tirade about David Andrews. All I did know was I didn’t want to hear it.
“Well,” Jeremy said, more subdued, “I think she knows—that anyway.”
“No, Jeremy, you have to tell her.”
“Annie, look at him,” Terry said. I shook my head. I couldn’t look at him. “Annie,” Terry said with measured patience, “Look at him.”
I wiped the back of my hand across each cheek and slowly raised my head. I looked across at Jeremy. His face was red and silent tears ran down his cheek.
“Tell her,” Terry said, gently prodding.
“I’d rather die than have you be with him,” he said, his voice so strained I had to hold my breath to hear him. “Thinking of you—with him—it’s like having a thousand shards of glass lacerate my heart. It’s bleeding me to death.” His lip quivered.