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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Love Spell (June 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505525453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505525451
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.2 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,192,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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To keep Baldwin, the earl of Cumbria, from claiming her as his bride, Amarantha "Mara" of Ullswater, who isn't eager to give up her freedom, knows she must accept her parents' choice of a husband. But once Mara meets her intended, the idea of marriage becomes a bit more appealing. As he takes her to his castle, Stephen, the baron of Bellingham, promises Mara that he will keep her safe. Centuries later, Steve Bellingham has been unsuccessfully battling depression and persistently troubling dreams. In one last attempt to find a solution to his problem, Steve visits an expert who helps people revisit their past lives. Discovering that he has somehow failed to protect the woman he loves, Steve struggles to find a way to return to the past and save Mara. Shifting from medieval times to the present, Rosburg's debut romance is a grand and gloriously passionate story of two people whose desire will bind them together forever and whose love will last through centuries. John Charles
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More About the Author

Helen A Rosburg is owner, president, and executive editor of Medallion Press, Inc., a nonfiction and genre fiction publishing company based in Aurora, IL. Helen is also an award-winning author and a sponsor of Triple Threat Mentoring, a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping under-resourced urban youth gain confidence and life skills.

She lives on a slightly dusty farm in Florida with her husband, James, and a zoo's worth of rescued or retired critters, including horses, rabbits, dogs, cats, pigs, and chickens. When not running Medallion Press, writing, or showing horses and dogs, Helen enjoys traveling to exotic locations across the world.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Ahlers on May 25, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I admit to being somewhat a snob when it comes to the sub-genre of time-travel romance. I have a few authors that I'll read but for the most part I normally overlook this particular genre due to the fact that seldom are they done well. This book blew me away. Not only did Ms. Rosburg pen a wonderful romance she was very creative in the way she introduced the time travel theme.
Steve Bellingham is being tormented by a dream that always end with the death of the woman in his arms. For years he has been suffering and no one seems to be able to help him in the medical community. His sister mentions Millie a person she thinks will be able to help him. Millie will help him regress back to his past life and hopefully this will end the dream. Steve doesn't believe in past lives but is willing to do anything at this point to end the depression and other sad feelings he has been experiencing since the onset of the dream. He is totally blown away when the regression seems to work. He goes back in time to the period of the rule of Henry III. Here he finds the love of his life, his soul mate and together they battle the same enemy. But can Steven change the past this time around and protect the one woman he's sworn to love and protect?
This book was so well written that I found myself transported back in time along with Steven. I totally fell in love with all of the characters and found myself laughing and crying along with them. This is the second time I've read this book and it really only gets better. I highly recommend this book as well as this author to anyone if there interested in a well crafted story that will move your emotions.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on June 16, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
During the reign of King Henry III, triumphant knight Stephen of Bellingham and a baron's daughter Amarantha of Ullswater meet and fall in love. He vows forever, but a maniac kills her. He not only feels lonely; he just dreads life for having failed his beloved.
In 2003, Steve Bellingham wakes up every morning in fear, having suffered through a nightmare that feel very real. Feeling the foreboding pressure of relentless angst, he desperately seeks a remedy hopefully something hat will let him sleep dreamlessly, as life is not worth living like this. A psychic helps him see the dream as something that happened to him and his beloved Amarantha centuries ago. He now has a quest of the heart: to complete the vow he once made, but must wait for the moment to go back in time to change history so that he and Amarantha can live and love as he promised.
THE CIRCLE OF A PROMISE is a powerful time travel romance that hooks the reader due to the passion of the lead male protagonist (though one must wonder with his obsession how he escaped the men in white). Because readers will feel deeply the loss that Stephen suffers that lives with centuries after his beloved was killed, the audience will root for him to do the seemingly impossible on the wings of eternal love with his Amarantha.
Harriet Klausner
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By NASCARLadybug on February 14, 2006
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I leave the reviews to others but as a reader of books, I must give this author a five star read. The way she told the story was very interesting and unlike any other time travel book I have read.

I shall look for more of her writings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brie Edison on April 30, 2013
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If you like romances, then you will like (or love) this one. The book is set in medieval times with castles, Barons, Knights, and Ladies. Rosburg does an excellent job of describing these features, pulling you right into the midst of them. There is also a sub-plot that's set in today's time; the author does a great job of weaving it through the story, blending it to a perfect peak at the end of the tale.

The book is well written, and the story moves at a fast pace. The paranormal twist is believable; a book that makes you want to step back in time and live the fantasy yourself.

Good Job!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cameo on January 19, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved Mara; we see just how wonderful she is through the eyes of young Elizabeth, when Mara and Stephen return to his home. Wonderful scene.

However, as smart and adept as Mara was she was still childish, and that childishness got her parents and many others killed. It was Mara's fault, no doubt about it.

Stephen was a perfect hero-I didn't even need to read about present-day Steven.

A great romance, a wonderful tale. I couldn't put it down, then was sorry it ended! Highly recommend it.
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