Lucy's perfect world came crashing down around her when she heard those four dreaded words: "I don't love you". Followed by the slamming of the door.
Six months later, still in shock and denial, Lucy boarded a plane to go somewhere far away. She needed to be alone, with no memories of Paul. While in Egypt she met Sebastian Steel, whose origin was as potent as his magnetism; he was half English, half Italian, and a successful hotelier in Sharm el Sheikh and Cairo. Sebastian also had another secret--the one he could not tell Lucy. Their relationship started and developed, and they began to realize they had a lot in common and discovered that their lives were inextricably linked. The two of them were soon embarking on an exciting journey brought about by the enigmatic, unseen, but ever present Primrose, who had brought these two together. Finally, after seven years in Egypt, Sebastian returned home to England, back to the cottage he had shared with his mother, but he was returning with Lucy--the woman with whom he had fallen in love.
©2008 Mary-Elizabeth Pinfield (P)2015 Mary-Elizabeth Pinfield
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4 out of 5 stars
By AlwaysReading on 01-08-15


Would you listen to The Promise again? Why?

No. I don't usually read romance novels.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Promise?

The narration was excellent.

Which character – as performed by Melanie Fraser – was your favourite?

Lucy. Melanie emphasised her pain very well.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

There's always hope.

Any additional comments?

The story was fairly well written although somewhat repetitive.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Zena on 28-06-17

A beautiful love story

Half your work in choosing a great story to read or listen to is to pick something narrated by Melanie Fraser. Seriously, I've listened to a whole lot of different genres by her and each one has a fantastic story to tell and she narrates it professionally and makes it pure entertainment.
This one is the story about two people who are really saddened by something that has happened in their lives and they are both struggling to come to grips with this and carry on with their lives. Neither entertains the idea of finding someone to love and who will love them in return so when it happens, it is wonderful.
Have you guessed yet that I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful love story? Yes, I certainly did and am quite happy to recommend it.
I received a copy of the audiobook version from the narrator and this is my unbiased review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By PATRICIA on 25-08-15

Sweet Romance

--I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book I have listened to by Elizabeth Chapelle. This was a sweet romance. The thing that really caught my attention was the beautiful descriptions of Egypt. The story of Lucy and Sebastian was slowly evolving, and you can't help but love both characters. You could feel Lucy's pain in the beginning of the story, and how she grew stronger as time went on. Sebastian, extremely patient and tender, was the perfect gentleman. The way their history intertwines makes the story even more fun. I do wish it was longer giving some additional history as they travel back to England, and would loved to have seen more scenes with Lucy and her ex-husband. A little more drama would have been fun.

The narration of this book by Melanie Fraser was wonderful. She brought the whole story to life, always keeping me listening. She gives each character their own life, with feelings and emotions that draw you in. I love her narrations, always able to tell who is speaking and makes you feel as if you know the characters.

This was a short enjoyable listen.

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