The Forbidden Promise – Lorna Cook – Blog Tour.

Back of the book :

Scotland, 1940

War rages across Europe, but Invermoray House is at peace – until the night of Constance’s 21st birthday, when she’s the only person to see a Spitfire crash into the loch. Rescuing the pilot and vowing to keep him hidden, Constance finds herself torn between duty to her family and keeping a promise that could cost her everything.

2020

Kate arrives in the Highlands to turn Invermoray into a luxury B&B, only to find that the estate is more troubled than she’d imagined. But when Kate discovers the house has a dark history, with Constance’s name struck from its records, she knows she can’t leave until the mystery is solved . . .

Can one promise change the fate of two women decades apart?

What I think :

What a beautiful read. I was totally absorbed right from the first page. Set over two timelines at Invwemoray House in Scotland in the 1940’s and 2020 it tells the stories of two different women.

In 1940 Constance is at her 21st birthday party and slips out for a walk, it’s then that she sees a Spitfire crash into the loch, she jumps straight into the water and saves the pilot. They fall in love and have a secret love affair but it seems that a secret will tear them apart …

Back in our time, Kate has got a PR job with Liz the owner of Invermoray House to help promote her home as a Bed and breakfast. However Liz’s son James isn’t as keen to have Kate there as Liz is, which could mean trouble. Soon Kate is busy trying to find something to sell the house to the public, as she looks into the history of the house she discovers that the house has a very interesting past and uncovers the connections to Constance.

Who can resist a tale of two love stories set in a big house in the wilds of Scotland ? Like I said at the start of this review it had me riveted right from the start and I couldn’t put it down. My advice would be to go buy it now 🙂

I really loved this book, I always enjoy a book with a dual timeline ! It has some really lovely moments in it and some really equally lovely characters.

Well-written and fast-paced, I give this book a very well-earned 8/10

Published in paperback by Avon Books.

A huge Thank you to Sanjana Cunniah for the review copy of the book in return for an honest review.

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