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Promise Cove (A Pelican Pointe Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Vickie McKeehan
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Book Description

Sometimes, a promise kept can change your life.

Reeling from the violent death of her husband in war-torn Iraq, Jordan Phillips is at her wit's end, left to fend for herself and her baby. Alone and desperate in backwater Pelican Pointe, she faces an uphill battle against a judgmental and hostile town as she tries to rebuild her life. But when a mysterious and handsome stranger with a tragic secret appears, her fragile new world threatens to come crashing down around her. A heartbreaking story of love and romance, Promise Cove will hold you breathless until the very last page.

 2014 Kindle Book Review Finalist for Best Romance

Editorial Reviews


"Promise Cove is an emotional story that has been cleverly crafted into an engaging and uplifting read."

"Promise Cove is a story about life--it's heartbreaks and celebrations. This makes it the perfect innocent intrigue." Carolyn Arnold, author of The Madison Knight Series

"An extraordinary affair of the heart..." John Darling, author of The Detective Anderson Mysteries

"I lived this story. It was a page turner for me... I highly recommend it for anyone who loves a good, realistic romance." Joan Adamak, author

From the Author

I like to write about everyday people, putting them in difficult, real-life situations, and have them rise to the occasion using their wits and strong will to overcome the obstacles to bring down the foe.

And I especially like to give my readers a resolutions with happy endings.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3293 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Beachdevils Press (December 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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128 of 137 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly suprised! December 19, 2011
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Bought this book for my sister but decided to read a few pages just to see what these romance novel's were all about. Romance novel's are not the kind of books I would ever buy for myself. After what I thought was a few minutes which was really an hour I found myself totally into the book. Needless to say I finshed the book and was pleasantly suprised how good it was. My sister is going to love this book.

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77 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Star romance novel December 18, 2011
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If you like romance novel's then this book is for you. Great from start to finish, the author does a great job with developing the characters and letting you into their world. Great Christmas gift for any romantic on your list.

Rose Pereida
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved The Book January 19, 2012
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Loved Promise Cove.Vickie Mckeehan made me feel like I was right there with the Characters in this Romance Novel.I think the book reminds me of a Hallmark story.I am new to Kindle this was my first book.I"m going to cotinue with Just Evil and Deeper Evil also by Vicky Mckeehan..I can't wait to get started. Could there possibly be a sequal to Promise Cove?I hope so.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great romantic read June 7, 2012
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Pair one veteran, one struggling widow, and one adorable toddler and we have winner from Vickie McKeehan. I read McKeehan's Evil trilogy, and loved it. Promise Cove is a different type of romance, more traditional and charming. The story is just that, a story. Many books are all sex and little plot. Promise Cove is story, with sex the dessert, not the meal. I loved it, and am sorry i have only one title of McKeehan's books left to read. I hope more books come soon. Great book.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A touching romance July 13, 2013
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Promise cove is a very touching story. It is easy to read, and you will get lost in the story right away.

Jordan Phillips is widowed after her husband, Scott dies in Iraq. She is desperately trying to raise her child and keep her house out of foreclosure with no help from anyone. Instead of comforting Jordan in her time of need, the townspeople put up obstacles to her success and make life even more difficult for her.

Scotts' friend Nick Harris is suffering from PTSD and survivor's guilt. He promised Scott that he would take care of Jordan and her baby. He wants to keep his promise, but he also doesn't want to talk about what happened right away. He knocks on Jordan's door and instead of telling her why he really came, he offers to help her remodel her house. He delays telling her the full story as they work to turn the old house into a bed and breakfast. The bed and breakfast had been Scott's vision, and it was also how Jordan hoped to generate income.

Seasons pass as Nick hesitates and puts off telling Jordan the full story. They fall in love, and Nick hesitates even more. Should he let things continue as they are, or should he finally come clean and say what he should have said at the start? Will Nick hope that the unpleasant memories remain hidden, or will he let them surface and risk changing everything?

The characterization is brilliant. The dialogue is on point and moving, and the chemistry and tension are palpable. The romance is very well written as well. I am normally not a big fan of romance novels, but this one is so well done. It is not the usual sappy and unrealistic type I have come to expect from the genre. Instead, it is stirring and poignant.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Love Story June 19, 2012
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Promise Cove is a tender story of love and redemption. It takes place on the idyllic central coast of California. The characters spring to life in this well drawn and believable tale.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very touching story... July 11, 2013
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Title: Promise Cove: A Pelican Pointe Novel ($3.99)
Author: Vickie McKeehan
Reviewer: George Shadow

Stuck in backwater Pelican Pointe, California, Jordan Phillips is still trying to recover from the loss of her husband, Scott, who died in Iraq. She's left with a baby daughter to support and Scott's dream of turning the old Victorian family home into The Cove Bed and Breakfast, something he'd wanted to do before leaving for Iraq. But Jordan faces formidable odds at every turn. Facing foreclosure is the least of her problems. Pelican Pointe, Scott's hometown, has never really accepted her. The hostile town treats her like an outsider. Feeling isolated and lonely, the odds of success are heavily stacked against her until a stranger arrives.

Nick Harris is battling survivor's guilt, left over from the war. Haunted by an unwitting promise he made during the heat of battle, Nick has come to Pelican Pointe in hopes of simply unburdening his guilt to Scott's widow and moving on. But that all changes when he realizes Jordan is in way over her head. Facing an uphill battle, the two of them try to overcome every obstacle the townspeople throw at them.

As Nick and Jordan struggle to come to terms with the loss of Scott, each in their own way, they discover a promise kept, sometimes changes lives.

Social/Historical Context:
The Iraq war continues to be devastating on most American families who lost their loved ones in the war. Many have moved on, and many are still trying to do so. This is one such story, infused into a fictional romance. Author McKeehan has brought to life a very dramatic tale filled with raw human feelings, love, kindness and hatred.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Like this read.
So much couldn't put it down. Really enjoyed the characters. Great premise for a story and great story telling only criticism would have like the book to be a little longer.
Published 2 days ago by Jeanine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enyoyed it so much hated to have it end.
Published 4 days ago by Pamela Toy
5.0 out of 5 stars Promise Cove
Loved it. Want to read the rest of them!
Published 5 days ago by Gretchen Dennison
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A great read.
Published 6 days ago by Edward
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a fast, fun read that left me feeling good when the story...
This was my first book by Vickie McKeehan but not the last ! Her style kind of reminds of Robyn Carr and Janet Chapman. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Dude from Denver
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I just loved this novel. After reading, grudgingly, through another novel by a different author, I came across this one. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ!
Well written and entertaining.
Published 10 days ago by Darlene G Rodgers
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I liked the storyline but did not like all the sexual stuff.
Published 13 days ago by Belinda Henson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is the first of Pelican Point Novels. I can't wait to read the next one.
Published 14 days ago by Alice Peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommend it. Loved the characters and the way the...
Just finished this book, and I would highly recommend it. Loved the characters and the way the story developed each one until the very end. Read more
Published 16 days ago by JRMF
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Vickie writes romantic suspense.

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The Evil Secrets Trilogy
Just Evil
Deeper Evil
Ending Evil

The Pelican Pointe Series
Promise Cove
Hidden Moon Bay
Dancing Tides
Lighthouse Reef
Starlight Dunes
Last Chance Harbor
Sea Glass Cottage

The Skye Cree Novels
The Bones of Others
The Bones Will Tell
The Box of Bones

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