by DL Larson
Dog Ear Publishing (2013)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (7/13)
"Promises My Love" by DL Larson is a novel about Francis Frailey. In spite of his family's wealth, Francis Frailey's childhood was destroyed by an abusive uncle... these betrayals had a devastating impact on Francis' ability to trust others and most of all, his inability to trust himself from hurting others ... fearing he will harm his wife and his children, he holds himself apart, so he can't hurt them. He is too blinded by his feelings to see how this affects his family.
Francis' wife, sweet Christine, is determined to bring him out of his darkness and keep her family whole... The journey to finding his true self is not an easy one, yet having a loving wife and children helps him find his way.
"Promises My Love" by DL Larson is a beautifully written novel. The author takes you inside the mind of each character so you can see the world through their eyes and experience what they are feeling... I truly enjoyed reading this novel, inspite of the pain of what the characters were experiencing, the strength of the love from others around them felt very heartwarming. While this is not a light story, it is definitely one that will leave you thinking about it long after you have finished.