The Wedding Promise by Karen Rose Smith

51qNzkU1OKLIn each of the Search For Love stories, numerous difficulties keep developing in the lives of ordinary people. The eighth book of the series begins right where the previous story ended, and it has obstacles that are particularly poignant plus very realistic at all times. Its main two characters must make life-altering decisions in the midst of unanticipated romantic feelings, and these individuals were so easy for me to adore. Karen Rose Smith frequently delves into true-to-life experiences which cause emotional turmoil before there can be lasting joy, and this statement has never been truer than in THE WEDDING PROMISE. I never knew what the couple would go through before their story ended, but I was always certain that every situation would be believably depicted with profoundly moving circumstances.

After many years filled with uncertainty, Beth Crandall may finally have a life which brings her some lasting happiness. Her childhood was hardly typical, as she was taken from her family by a stranger when only three. Though let go soon afterward, she was too young to tell anyone her identity and this led to her being adopted. Though Beth did not make many friends, there was one girl with whom she became close when both were teenagers. An altercation with several boys when the two were visiting sadly resulted in Beth receiving a large facial scar. Years later, she has recently discovered the whereabouts of her birth mother and father plus her sister, and she is ready to see about getting rid of the scar as it reminds her of the past.

An appointment with a plastic surgeon goes well, and Dr. Sam Benedict has scheduled her surgery to take place soon. Beth really likes the sympathetic doctor whose main focus is helping children in need, regardless of where they live, and the two form a friendly bond when they work together on a project. As they keep seeing one another, Sam is very supportive of her need to move forward with her new life and is even helpful as Beth tries to reconnect with her friend. She just hopes a reunion will only cause good memories.

Whether it relates to a past event or how the present will affect the future of Beth, I was totally caught up in the life of this truly amazing woman. She has lived through trauma few of us will ever know personally, and though she does not usually interact with others, she is candidly forthright when she does speak with someone. Her comments to Sam are especially direct, as she tries to keep from being hurt by staying informed. I kept hoping Beth would let Sam into her life, as I could tell he wanted to be involved with her. Yet her caution around him is understandable because of all she has endured.

Although Beth and Sam may have lived through different harrowing incidents, these events shaped them into the individuals they became. Knowing that life is not always perfect helps them to connect to one another, and I eagerly kept reading at times to see what choices they would make during decisive episodes. All the key people from the seventh book in the series, HER SISTER, are back, and each of them are still facing plenty of situations packed with drama. Karen Rose Smith always creates compelling romances overflowing with strong emotions, while her characters are genuine and have such winning personalities. THE WEDDING PROMISE captivates with heartwarming realism.

Copy received from author

Series:  Search For Love – Book 8

Publisher:  self

Releases:  June 1, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/jjqxblt

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.karenrosesmith.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

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