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The Promise

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  • Posted March 11, 2009

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    You will want to fulfill Their Promise

    Danielle Steel shows us how love can overcome anything in The Promise. Nancy and Michael, a young couple, promise to love each other forever and promise to never let anything come between them. They soon find themselves in a horrible car accident, with major injuries. While Michael's were not fatal, Nancy's was close to it. Persuaded by Michael's mother, who never approved of their relationship, Nancy finds herself all the way across the country where she will undergo her recovery, paid for by Michael's mother. In exchange, she has to sever all ties with Michael. Nancy agrees, keeping their recent promise in her mind and in her heart. But Michael does not come back for her, never searching for her. As they both desperately try to move on, they find themselves unable to forget each other. Both end up miserable, led by lies, deceit and a longing for each other. Their love is never lost, since they stubbornly hold on to the only part of it left, their unfulfilled promise.
    Both try to move on, living a dull life with no excitement or true emotions. They submerge themselves into their jobs and ideas, forgetting about the world just outside of their broken hearts. That fateful night haunts them both, reminding Michael of his lost love and Nancy of her previous self and hurt love. With new friendships and passions, their love is put to the test. It is up to them to determine if it can survive anything, but what if they have no idea a test is taking place?
    Never letting go of the past and resisting living the present, these young lovers are destined for a miserable life. Both Nancy and Michael change and as a most unlikely circumstance arises, someone hands them a second change to find their love. With a different way of looking at the world, different talents, voices and names, the young couple finds themselves staring at strangers. There are twists and turns, and when it seems that Nancy and Michael will finally see each other again, fate makes sure they do not recognize each other. Their ignorance of the true events that transpired during that fateful night is caused by their naive love for each other and the people around them.
    This is a book that keeps you turning page by page, eager to learn the end of Nancy and Michael's tragic love story, yet sad to see the ending come by so quickly. I began and finished this book in one day, managing to go to school, do my homework and tutor my friends. This is a book you will not be able to stop reading, captivated by a so tragic, yet romantic love story. You will be caught between two different worlds where you are the only one that knows the truth. You will read about Michael and Nancy's love that jumps out of the page and into your heart, while you long to break multiple promises in order to reach that final desired ending, in order to fulfill The Promise.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2008

    For true lovers

    When i first started reading promise, i thought it to be like any other romantic piece. I simply loved it. My beleif in the purity of love has become stronger. True love never dies.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Great

    Good. Book , the ending was too fast

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Holly's Promise. PROLOGUE

    Storm was laying in his temporary den when something struck him. A fire was in the entrance to the den with images and a voice that boomed out:" The First Will Rise, Others Will Follow, But The True Savior Will Be The Cat Of Night." Storms eyes glazed with fear. "But Nightfall is the most feared by all cats." He whispered. The fire died down and it showed Storms fate. He cried out in fear.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    This is the first book I ever read for fun about 10 years ago. I

    This is the first book I ever read for fun about 10 years ago. I fell in love with it an read nothing but romance novels now. This book made me love to read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Stacy

    I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Love love Danielle Steel

    LOVE THIS BOOK THANK YOU GOD BLESSED YOU

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    Best writer EVER!!!

    I LOVE Danielle Steel. She's so romantic and so am I. That's why I just love ALL of her novels. I have seen all of her novels in TV. I imagine myself in that world that she writes. I just love romanticism. I've been reading and seeing her novels a long time ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    All time best DS book!

    I read this book for the first time in the 80's and loved it and again recently. It is one of the most heart wrenching love stories. The characters are lovable and the story so pure. A great read.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    This is my all time favorite story

    I first read this book in the early 80's. I've read it at least 20 times since. The promise to never say goodbye - gets me everytime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    All around amazing!!!

    This book had me angry, happy, sad, laughing, and in a loving mood. I used to never, ever read romance stories because I thought they were all the same. As soon as I picked this book up, I couldn't put it down! The way Danielle Steel writes is just phenomenal. I read her books almost 24/7 and would read them in my sleep if I could. Definetly, 100%, truely, worth checking out!!

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  • Posted April 17, 2011

    Great read

    I really enjoyed this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    Sweet

    This really was an excellent book. I love Danielle Steel and it makes me feel so much better when I read a book written by her that has a happy ending. This is definitely worth reading. I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2005

    The Best Ever

    The best ever in romance novels.. I loved this book when it came out and then I fell in love with the movie..I have read this book so much I had to get a new copy of it. I have been searching sites all over the web to get a copy of the movie but have had no success at it as of yet..I recommend this book highly to anyone who wants to read a great love story...Sorry Love Story but this book even beats you out of the running...Absolutely endearing and loving, Danielle Steel knows how to keep her audience engrossed and entertained.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2004

    HEARTWRENCHING

    I could not put this book down. It teaches you that if two people are meant to be, there is nothing that can keep that from happening. Love never dies, It may fade a little, but if love is real, nothing will destroy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2004

    Couldn't Put It Down

    This book, in my opinion was amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time. Although kind of predictable, there are some twists that you never see coming. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading Steel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2003

    The BEST BOOK I have ever read!!!

    This is the best book i have ever read by Danielle Steel. It is a sad but a happy story. In the beginning it is sad but it all turns out for the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2003

    simply loving and keeps your heart melted.

    I enjoyed reading the novel and I read it almost 8 yrs before.I happen to read it once again and I was engrossed into it. Must read for all....I'm an ardent fan of hers and love reading her book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2003

    a love story to pass on

    I read this book when it came out in 1978 when I was in high school and loved it. I bought it today for my 8th grade daughter-a classic love story she will remember years from now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2003

    A truly amazing love story!

    The Promise was a story that touched me so much I read it in one sitting. The epitome of a great love that was captured perfectly by Steel. A book that I plan to swap with all my friends, I recommend this book to all hopeless romantics and readers who love fantastic books.

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