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Promise Of Forever Love (Second Chance at Love V3) Paperback – March 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Second Chance at Love (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Whitaker House (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603742093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603742092
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #898,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Vanessa Miller is a best–selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. Her stage productions include Get You Some Business, Don't Turn Your Back on God, and Can't You Hear Them Crying. Vanessa self–published her first three books and, in 2006, signed a five–book deal with Urban Christian/Kensington. Her first book with Whitaker House, Yesterday's Promise, released in Spring 2010 and is the first book in the Second Chance at Love series.

Vanessa holds a degree in organizational communication from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a dedicated Christian and a devoted mother who also serves in her church as an ordained exhorter. Vanessa lives in Dayton, Ohio.

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I enjoy reading all of of vanessa miller's books.
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Wonderful read and the book will hold your interest and want to continue to read the book.
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I have been following the series and can't wait until the next book is released.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By LOVE2READ VINE VOICE on March 28, 2011
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I enjoy reading all of of vanessa miller's books. This was a great story about a woman minister, Yvonne who loses her husband of over 30 years to cancer. After his death, members of the church would like to fire her because of members leaving the church. Her husband's best friend a minister, Thomas Reed comes to help restore the church along with her. They begin to spend time together and are attracted to one another. Great beginning of a love story. I highly recommend the entire series. The story also has a man who is set on revenge who is trying to destroy the church structure. You will be anxiously awaiting what is going to happen next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Burns on May 18, 2011
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A Promise of Forever Love is the story of Yvonne Milner, a rising female pastor in Detroit who hits a slow patch as she tries to recover from the death of her husband David two years older, and manage the church that she and her husband had co-pastored together for years. Things are further complicated by a declining economy, and scheming individuals intent on removing Yvonne from her her post as senior pastor and destroying her church. Meanwhile, her growing feelings for longtime family friend Thomas Reed has her confused. Yvonne's hands are full with her personal life and her church and she must depend on her faith to navigate her way through the crises.

This was my first read from Vanessa Miller and I enjoyed it. I actually purchased another book from her but have not received it yet and so ended up reading this one which I bought on kindle first. I wasn't wowed by the concept but the story turned out to be interesting. The characters felt real, except for Marvel who seemed a bit over the top. But this did not detract from the story. I felt that it started out a bit slow,(I actually put it down for a few days which is unusual for me) but once it picked up, it kept me hanging on until the end. As a younger reader I can't really say I identified with the protagonist who is in her 50s, but I still enjoyed the book. It was a little heavier on the scriptural references than most books I read, but this did not take away from the story - however it should be a warning to those who are unsure whether or not this is Christian fiction or just another church drama story.

This is a great inspirational offering from Miller and I look forward to reading more work from her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Esther Venegas on December 8, 2013
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This was a great new series, I loved the ups n downs n how it makes you think u know the end n then changed up in the end.

It's for the person thinking that they can't start over because of the feeling of maybe they are losing their love for their deceased loved one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda on September 26, 2013
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Filled with expectancy and hope, it's like a piratical way of life for married families. Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sophi B on August 19, 2013
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I had bought the first two books in this series froma book store and could not locate the last in the trio. I must say that Vanessa is an excellent writer and give you enough emotional poise to understand her charachers whilst not taking away from her christian beliefs!!! Great job writer well done. As a christian this book gave me a nice novel to read whilst still not going overboard. LOve it!!!
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By Karianne on May 17, 2011
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I really enjoyed Vanessa Miller's A Promise of Love Forever. I felt the story of a woman coming to grips with the loss of a husband and her own feelings of guilt while she falls in love again was well done. Nothing is easy for Pastor Yvonne from the guilt she feels about falling in love with a family friend to the trials and tribulations of her daughters lives, and the complication of a psychopath who was obsessed with destroying Pastor Yvonne and her church. I liked the characters of Yvonne, Thomas, Tia, and Toya who seemed realistic. The characters of Marvel and the accountant were a little bit harder for me to believe. However, it was a good read, and one that made me keep turning the pages until the end. I will definitely be reading more of Vanessa Miller's books.
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Thank GOD for giving us second chances. This is a great story, I read it in two days, could put it down. Loved all the characters. Yvonne, Thomas, Tia, Toya, Robbie, even Decon Brown and that Psycho Marvel Williams. The story is about love, Acholism, Faith, stealing money from the church, pregnacy in the church, lost of a husband. Thomas was most definately a hero. LOVED ME SOME THOMAS!!! that was a good man. amen and amen again. ok!
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it goes to show you can love after the death of a love one.You should not promise a dead person Love forever.We have to have faith in God in everything WE do.do it in the name of the Lord and it shall be done.
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More About the Author

Vanessa Miller is a best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. She started writing as a child, spending countless hours either reading or writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels. Vanessa's creative endeavors took on new meaning in1994 when she became a Christian. Since then, her writing has been centered on themes of redemption, often focusing on characters facing multi-dimensional struggles.

Vanessa's novels have received rave reviews, with several appearing on Essence Magazine's Bestseller's List. Miller's work has receiving numerous awards, including "Best Christian Fiction Mahogany Award" and the "Red Rose Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction." Miller graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication. She is an ordained minister in her church, explaining, "God has called me to minister to readers and to help them rediscover their place with the Lord."

She is currently working on a For Your Love trilogy for Kimani Romance. Books in the For Your Love series are: Her Good Thing, Better For Us and The Best of All. She is working on a historical set in the Gospel Era for Abingdon Press. First book in Gospel Series, How Sweet the Sound releases in 2014, and a My Soul to Keep series for Whitaker House.

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