Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2) [NOOK Book]

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Amy tries desperately hard to be a good wife and mother. She puts her whole heart into doing the best she can. But will her best ever be good enough for this man?

"Mud and Gold" is the second book in the three-volume "Promises to Keep". It follows directly on from Book One, "Sentence of Marriage".

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Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2)

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Overview

Amy tries desperately hard to be a good wife and mother. She puts her whole heart into doing the best she can. But will her best ever be good enough for this man?

"Mud and Gold" is the second book in the three-volume "Promises to Keep". It follows directly on from Book One, "Sentence of Marriage".

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000690901
  • Publisher: Shayne Parkinson
  • Publication date: 3/11/2009
  • Series: Promises To Keep , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,701
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

I write historical fiction set in New Zealand, starting in the 1880s. My fifth novel takes the series to 1918. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly that of my own country.I live in a state of barely-controlled chaos; fortunately I share my life with an invariably calm and endlessly optimistic husband. I divide my time between an apartment in the city, in reach of good espresso, and a few acres in the country, where the rank grass in the orchard is kept under control by a small mob of sheep (and where we have our own espresso machine).When I'm not writing, reading, or engaged in mundane activities, I play the piano rather badly.
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  • Posted August 30, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    I am finally on the last book, "A Second Chance". I have enjoyed reading these books this summer. Loved all of the characters...except for Charlie and Jimmy. Felt like I was watching a movie in my head! I'm going to miss Amy, Lizzie, Frank, Sarah and the rest of the crew. These are books that you can't put down! I am so glad I was able to read these and to think it started off with the free book "Sentence of Marriage". Great deal!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Great trilogy!

    Easy, fun read. Good contrast on the cousins lives. For all the abuse in amys life... her cousin lizzys husband is so endearing and supportive. The parts that tell of the abuse are sad, but ring so true in many lives, even today. I love how the author humanises the abuser also. Enjoyed the accurate historical content...like to feel like i am learning while i am reading a good story. Now i know where New Zealand is!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Tragic, unjust and one to avoid.

    Dont waste your time with this book. The sad sick way she is treated to please others is almost as sick as her selftalk. I dont know how may times i read " I am bad" and shes the opposite. The first book was a thousand pages, sad with a sad ending. Nothing was made right in her life in the first book of over a thousand pages, just the opposite. This book made the first look like a disney story. Tragic beginning, tragic unjust ending. What is so frustrating is she refuses to tell anyone who can help her. I read some of this and skipped ahead and read the last few chapters it was just to sickening to read.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Great, but disturbing

    I enjoyed the first book in this series so much that, of course, I had to get this one.

    The abuse Amy suffers is graphic and disturbing. I found myself, after a while, thinking "Another butt kicking?" and being slightly less fazed than I could have been. I felt that the horror just drug on until it occurred to me that Amy must have felt much the same way.

    In all, this was another captivating creation!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Great 2nd Book to Sentence of Marriage

    If you enjoyed ' Sentence of Marriage', you will love this continuation of the story. You will get even more drawn into the lives of the Leiths and Kellys and I didn't want it to end! So, I'm happy to say, there are two more books! The writing style is such that you feel like you know these people! Read the whole series! You will find yourself thinking of the characters after the book is finished!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Wow!

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading every book in this saga. I am currently on the last book, A Second Chance, and I almost hate to get to the end of the story. I have been so mesmerized all the way through. At times, I've cried, and at other times, I've almost wanted to become a character in the book so I could give some of the other characters my two cents and offer sympathy to others. The story is very well written and will keep you turning the pages. Definitely recommend this book. It's a must read!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    not sure where the title came from

    This second book in the series makes me all the more interested to find out how Amy and her true family and friends will work things out. When reading these books you must keep in mind the period of time and place. A lot is hard to take and some characters are enough to make you scream but most of them make it worth reading on. If you are looking for a fairy tale ending I'm sure you already know to look for something else. Excellently written though.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2011

    Wonderful Series

    Shayne Parkinson got it right! All of her Sentence of Marriage series' are hard to put down, and easy to believe in that era of time. I breezed through all three, and the final one, A Second Chance, in just a few weeks. All 4000+ pages. For the price, and Sentence of Marriage is free, (the rest are $2.99) these are an unbelievable bargain! I will definitely look for future books by this author. The brutish Charlie will make you seeth, and Amy demonstrates a loyalty to her family that is heartwarming. A must read for those who enjoy this genre!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Harsh, but good

    I find myself unable to put down this series. It is definitely good, yet this second book in the series was filled with a lot of physical and mental abuse. Having gone through that myself, I found it hard to continue reading and almost put the book aside at one point. Perhaps my ability to identify with Amy (although I was not treated nearly so badly as she was) helped me muddle through. There are other good parts, success stories of other families and women in the story...like I said a really good book and series...however, I am hoping that soon the abusive situation will be a thing of the past and Amy and her sons will be able to live a normal life. As soon as I finished this book, I had to buy and download the final installment...so, there you have it, even though some of it was hard to read through the story still had me held firm. Definitely worth the price...heck, these books should be selling for far more than they are! Enjoy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Heartwrenching

    The book is heartwrenching. I could barely wait to pick this up. A need to see if Amy would have a happy life. Instead, I spent so much time crying. It's a great sequel, but it will break your heart.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    Highly recommended.

    After reading the first book of this series, I couldn't stop, I had to continue the series to learn what happened to the characters that I had come to care deeply about!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    2nd book of a great Series!

    I ordered the first book, Sentence of Marriage as a free Nook book. As soon as I started it I knew I had to read the 2nd and 3rd of the trilogy. Then it turns out there is a sequel! Couldn't get enough of this story. Loved it. Nice long books, very good characters and an interesting read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    One of the best books I have ever read!

    This is the second book in the series and when I finished it, I had to continue and read the 3rd, then the 4th. This writer is brilliant! I get so immersed in the characters that I believe I'm right there with them. I recommend this series very highly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

    highly recommend

    There are four book in this series I loved them all could not put any of them down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Great series

    This series has been the best read that I have read in years. The author makes you feel that you are there with the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

    Very highly reccomended! Some of the best reading I done in years.

    I sort of stumbled on these books by Shayne Parkinson by accident and after I read the first one in the series I was hooked. There is romance in these books without being mushy. The stories seemed so real that I felt like I was there in New Zealand with the families in the book. I'm a 64 year old male self-employed painter and an avid reader. I just wish there were more of her books for my nook e-reader. I've also read the short book by her that was available and wanting more of her work. Gene Hosey

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I was pulled into this story from the beginning...I absolutely adored Amy from the first pages. I wanted to save her and comfort her. I have since read the rest of the series and overall I loved it. Although there were times it was a love/hate struggle. I am hoping there is a 5th book coming...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Great Winter Read!

    Well written...great characters. It was easy to get lost in the story. Just bought the sequel and about to plunge back in!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    sad but great reading

    I could not read just the first book! This series was very intriguing and kept you wanting more for Amy and her sons. Very well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Bravo!! Shayne Parkinson

    Best series I have read in years...
    I can't even begin to tell you how many hours I sat and read these books, not ever wanting to put them down. I was drawn in by the strong boldly depicted women and their families. I was enveloped into the story, a part of the joys and pains of their everyday lives. Great Read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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