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Product Details

  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: New Generation Publishing (October 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907756981
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907756986
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,613,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MARGARET SNOWDON

Novelist of The Year Award - 2008 - 2009 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013.
And Second Poet of The Year Award - 2010 at FanStory.com

Margaret Snowdon lives in a small country village in England, with her husband. She has three grownup sons & a daughter, two beautiful grand-daughters and a loveable grandson. Both she and her husband are ardent readers and love to travel. Other interests: cooking, sewing, knitting and crocheting.

She worked as a Personal Assistant, Accountant and Wage clerk in the offices of Consultant Structural Engineers and, on retirement, took up writing novels, short stories, essays and poems as a creative outlet.

I mainly write historical romance, but also love to write about a wide variety of subjects within many forms of poetry, particularly nature and wild life. I have a book of poems and eight novels published and three I am editing. I have won many contests and the odd poem and articles of mine have been published in Countryside Tales magazine and in Collected Whispers (The International Library of Poetry).

I have seven novels and a book of poems published and I am editing three other finished books:

* The Promise of Heaven
* Where The Curlew Flies
* The Edge of Heaven
* The Allure of The Wild
* Cockermouth Farm
* Alizah
* A Tangled Past
* Manderston

* First Aid For The Soul - A collection of Poems


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The characters are as well drawn as the settings.
Jersey Joy
She keeps you wanting to read the next chapter, and there is never a dull moment.
Sara N. Brannon
The Promise of Heaven is one of the best books I've read in the past few years.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By alexgeorge on October 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
Margaret R Snowdon has a great love of her English heritage and this shows in the vivid detail with which she describes the various landscapes that feature in all her books. My personal favourites are those centred on the Lakelands of Cumbria, as in this book.

I have been reading Margaret's novels for a while now and have found them to be riveting, with meticulous attention given to developing characters which we soon grow to love and feel impassioned with, anxiously turning the pages to find out what happens to them next.

Margaret triggers all our senses as she provides us a view into her characters' lives where they engage in, among other things, love-making, or plotting. The villains are involved in despicable acts of treachery that leave us gasping but wanting more, and these are balanced by protagonists who are brave, resilient to the point that leaves us wondering how they can go on. The plot twists and turns keeping us on edge and glued to every word until the finale where the ending always leaves us pondering life's true meaning.

I have no qualms recommending her books to my friends since they are written professionally, always use powerful characters and imagery, and will leave you wanting to repeat the experience.

Reviewed by Alex George,
author of Under the Dragon's Claw
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on July 17, 2010
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The Promise of Heaven is one of the best books I've read in the past few years.
The author obviously not only researched the history of the period but brings that history to life, be it the mining operations in the village or the good life in high society London.
Her characters are well-developed and complex people involved in dramatic but realistic situations, from a life-changing mine collapse to intrigue among the mine owners and movers and shakers of society. She is also a poetic writer whose passages about the Lake Country are as beautiful as the passages about tragedy are horrific.
I could never wait to get to the next chapter as I was drawn into the lives of these memorable people.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jersey Joy on July 16, 2010
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Set in the Lake District of Cambria and the lush drawing rooms of London's High Society in the first half of the nineteenth century, this story is mesmerizing. It is a passionate saga that centers around young Jessica Greenward, and also around Madame Duprez who knows a remarkably different side of life than Jessica.

This multi-layered, highly textured saga is richly appointed through Snowden's eye for exquisite detail. One can smell the perfumed boudoirs as well as those denizens slogging through society's leavings. Every scene is painted in colors of finest tapestry, and the reader is spellbound by a full involvement of the senses.

From the first encounter in the wood, when Jessica witnesses a startling scene, through the small triumphs of family, and shuddering tragedies of same, The Promise of Heaven enthralls with its depth of emotional and historical riches.

Jessica is a young, vibrant, headstrong girl who becomes enamored with Luke Sheridan, the wealthy man who owns the mines where her brothers and father work. But Luke, older and more possessed of worldly ways, has a life far beyond what Jessica may hope for and, perhaps, may be repelled by at times.

Jessica's life entwines with others, some who help her, some she helps, and a few who use her. She is a "daughter of the fells", with a wild streak and copper hair that attract much attention. This tale is a "coming of age" of sorts, as Jessica plunges headlong into a world that's not always welcoming, a society she may sometimes find distasteful, and a family that frequently breaks her heart.

Throughout the story, Jessica and Luke have occasion to come together for various reasons, their partings are rarely tame, often inflaming passions of diverse natures.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Solrac on July 21, 2010
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Many people will review the plot and repeat it as they see it happen. I will not. The thrill of this book is NOT knowing what is in store for the reader and to discover it piece by piece. There is something about "The Promise of Heaven" that sets it apart from the run of the mill novel. Yes, it is not only a novel but also a literary evocation of the continual shifting relationship between love, life and reason. Margaret Snowdon has the power to draw us into her world and keep us enthralled. It's a tragic story, it's a charming and optimistic tale, it's history and legend, it's sexy and dramatic, funny and sad. It's a real life adventure that captivates you all the more so because of the brilliance of the novel. Margaret Snowdon is a master storyteller. I can honestly say this story should be considered a winner!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sara N. Brannon on August 26, 2010
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I loved this historical romantic saga. Once I started reading this novel it was hard to put aside. The author Margaret Snowdon is a wonderful author a talented story teller as well as a poet. She brings all her characters to life in this novel. I am planning to buy this book for special gifts to loved ones and friends who enjoy reading. This novel is right up there with 'Gone With The Wind'. She keeps you wanting to read the next chapter, and there is never a dull moment.I would strongly recommend this to anyone who loves historical romantic novels...I am a number one fan of everything that she writes. Sara Brannon
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