21 May, 2015

Promises to keep by Jane Green

I think Jane Green writes particularly well on relationships and this book is a great example of her style. She manages to cover situations that could be extremely sad in a thoughtful and gentle way and creates characters that we can all relate to.

This story is set around Callie, mother of two and a breast cancer survivor. When Callie becomes ill again, her family and friends are devastated. They rally around to support her and her husband, and in the process discover what is important in their own lives. Chapters are dedicated to each character, rounding out their stories and their relationships with Callie and all have interesting tales of their own.

Food is mentioned quite a lot in each chapter, and recipes are included, which inspired me to copy them down to try out one day (some are on Jane Green’s website).

This is one of those annoying books that has two different titles to confuse us - it is also published as The love verb. The good news is it is available in print or as an eBook.

This is a memorable book about experiences many of us have to face in one way or another. You may require tissues…

Title: Promises to keep / The love verb
Author: Jane Green

Recommended by Kathy N, Central City Library

Kathy N can't go to sleep unless she has read a bit before she turns the light off. As well as most fiction, she enjoys craft and lifestyle books to get inspiration for projects for her rural home.

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