Start reading Promise Cove (A Pelican Pointe Novel Book 1) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


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

Vickie McKeehan
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $12.99
Kindle Price: $4.49
You Save: $8.50 (65%)
Borrow this book for free on a Kindle device with Amazon Prime. Learn more about Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Join Prime to borrow this book at no cost.
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library gives you access to thousands of books, including New York Times bestsellers, to borrow and read for free.
  • Borrow a book as frequently as once per month
  • No due dates — keep books as long as you like and return them when it's time for something new
  • Read on any Amazon Kindle device

Amazon Prime members also enjoy:
  • Unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, with no minimum order size

For more information about the Kindle Owners' Lending Library visit our help page.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 56%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $4.49  
Paperback $11.69  
Kindle Delivers
Kindle Delivers
Subscribe to the Kindle Delivers monthly e-mail to find out about each month's Kindle book deals, new releases, editors' picks and more. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

2014 Kindle Book Review Semi-finalist for Best Romance!!!

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.

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: 4225 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Beachdevils Press (December 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
99 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly suprised! December 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.

Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
67 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Star romance novel December 18, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved The Book January 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Love Story June 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great romantic read June 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story October 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Playboy Nick Harris thought he had the perfect life until war claimed the life of his best friend. Having been there when he died, haunted by the memories, and driven by the need to keep a promise, he seeks out the widow left behind. His friend, Scott, had always told Nick a woman like Jordan could make any man willing to give up his philandering ways. Nick didn't buy it until the guilt forced him to Jordan's door.

With complicated human emotions and feelings of grief and mourning, Promise Cove is a novel that will stay with you well after you finish.

As another review had mentioned, it definitely has Nicholas Sparks' feel to it. Promise Cove is a story about life--it's heartbreaks and celebrations. This makes it the perfect innocent intrigue.

McKeehan does an excellent job pulling you into the character's lives, making you become vested in their feelings. I highly recommend.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very touching story... July 11, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A touching romance July 13, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!
I really enjoyed this book. It was a page turner. I felt a real connection to the characters. It made me laugh and made me cry. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Librarian B
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
I enjoyed this book. It kept me wanting to read to see what was going to happen next. It was a good read. I liked the way the romance story went. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars I HIGHLY recommend this book!
Just read my first book by this author. Truly enjoyed it from start to finish. Great plot with an interesting set of characters that keeps you reading till the last page. Read more
Published 13 hours ago by AWK
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I did like this book. There were times the repetition in the story were tiresome.
Published 2 days ago by Lillian S Cox-Herndon
5.0 out of 5 stars First time to read this author! LOVED IT!!!
WOW!!!!! I got this when it was free, but I plan on buying the series. The story was AWESOME!! I literally could not put it down! I ready it over 2 days, total of about 10 hours. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Whoopsadaisy
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
This book is one that I spent the entire day reading because it is so well written and so real ! A beautiful story that will have you in a trance until the very last page! Read more
Published 8 days ago by Lynda Sharrer
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read
I love anything to do with the military and this novel tied just enough in there to keep it interesting and make it a good love story
Published 8 days ago by Sharon donahue
4.0 out of 5 stars Promise cove
I just couldn't put this book down. Once I got into the story I kept reading until done. Nick and Jordan made a wonderful couple.
Published 10 days ago by Mrs Merita R Berryman
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
This book brought tears to my eyes many times. We send our men to war on the whim of President Bush. Most come back broken. Their bodies & most often their mind & their souls. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Starmagic
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Easy read. Not much depth to the story, predictable but enjoyable none the less.
Published 11 days ago by Carol Wilkinson
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Vickie writes romantic suspense. Member Romance Writers of America.

​Drop her a line on Facebook or contact her through her website. She loves hearing from readers.

In the meantime, load your Kindle and enjoy her books.

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

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

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category