Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3) [NOOK Book]

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Amy watches in growing fear the worsening confrontation between her husband and her son, until she realises that only one of them can survive it. How long can she keep them apart?

The final volume in "Promises to Keep". It follows directly on from Book Two, "Mud and Gold".

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Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3)

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Overview

Amy watches in growing fear the worsening confrontation between her husband and her son, until she realises that only one of them can survive it. How long can she keep them apart?

The final volume in "Promises to Keep". It follows directly on from Book Two, "Mud and Gold".

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000692073
  • Publisher: Shayne Parkinson
  • Publication date: 5/13/2009
  • Series: Promises To Keep , #3
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,475
  • File size: 652 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2010

    Best books I've ever read..

    I just finished this book, the third in the set, this morning. WOW. I am an avid reader and can honestly say that these are some of the best books I've EVER read, rivaling the classics. Parkinson is an incredibly gifted storyteller and I was immediately pulled into her world. The story is very realistic and the characters are all so unique and vivid, I feel as though I am friends with every one of them. The characters in these books, particularly Amy, will capture your heart and your mind; they will entertain you, make you laugh, break you heart, writhe with anger, and soothe your soul. MAGNIFICENT work, I cannot wait to read the sequel!!!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

    AMAZING

    I have had the pleasure of reading all four books in this series. I can only say that it was an amazing experience!! The characters are so rich and vivid, I found myself thinking about them when I was at work or at the gym...this is a first for me. If you are thinking about buying these books...don't think...just do!! I'm so happy that I own all of the books, because I know I will want to visit my friends on the farm again for a cup of tea and scones:))) I want to thank the author for this magnificent piece of work!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Truth But Depressing

    Although this book stayed true to the events that occurred during this time period, I kept hoping for some reprieve for poor Amy. I felt depressed reading this series but I kept reading hoping for a better ending for her even though I know that sometimes life happens this way for some. You just don't always want to read about it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Excellent Read.

    I hope these books are made into a mini series.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Another AMAZING book!

    Parkinson has done it again! This is another superb book in which detail abounds. I can't get enough of these!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Entertaining!

    This book made be feel little miserable for poor pathic Amy. All in all, a good book...very entertaining and hard to put down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    Highly Recommend

    Amazing book!!! Be sure to read them from the start - first book is a free ebook - Sentence Marriage, total of 4 books. The other 3 were only $2.99... definately well worth a few bucks. Held and kept my attention from the first sentence through the last!!! Wish I could find more that are as good as these were!!! Will definately watch for other books by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    fantastic

    fantastic could not put it down wanted to know what was going to happen next..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Fabulous

    I'VE READ ALL OF HER BOOKS AND COULD NOT PUT THEM DOWN! A MORE THAN FANTASTIC PIECE OF WORK. I just wish it would'nt have ended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

    This is the third book of the series. I have read them all, and have the fourth sitting on my Nook just waiting to be read. The characters have become almost like family. As I turn each page I just can't wait to see how their lives evolve. Can't wait to get started on book number four. I highly recommend this entire series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Great, wonderful, awsome

    Wanted it to go on forever. Spent many late nights and many days that i did not even turn on my tv. Did not want to stop reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    Another great book!

    Yes, there is much to cringe at in this book, but as the third installment in the "Promises to Keep" series, I found it just as difficult to put down as the others. Fortunately, there is much in this book to enjoy, laugh at, and sympathize with, as the characters age and live life as well as possible in the Bay of Plenty in the late 1800's. Great series...I recommend it highly...and now will be reading the 4th book, which I just learned about once I finished this one! Perhaps it was an after thought, because the series really could have ended with this one and supposedly it did. Can't stop now...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

    Thoroughly enjoyable

    I was suprised by how much I enjoyed this book and thought about Amy long after I had put the book down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

    very good book

    I loved everything about this book, could not put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Somewhat suspenseful, very frustrating

    For a modern reader, this book is frustrating. The main character, Amy, is so good and so passive and so forgiving of her abusive husband that I found her behavior unrealistic. She had options to escape her situation and did not take them even though her sons, too, were victims of her battering husband. The characters were stock in too many ways. If you have read the first book in the series, Sentence of Marriage, you know that even that book left the reader ready to scream. Amy's father loved her yet he allowed her to marry the town's miserable aggressive drunk so that his second wife could save face. Really? Why did I read this book? I had read Sentence not realizing that it was part of a series. I skipped book 2 and read book 3, Settling The Account, just to learn how everything turned out. Most readers would not feel that accounts were settled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Fantastic on every level

    Though I did not post a review of the first two books, I will say now, upon finishing this final book in the trilogy, that these are perhaps the best books I have read in a very long while. Though the books are fictional, the historical accuracy regarding the full spectrum of society at that time, the far-reaching implications of it, as well as its complex dynamics, especially in regards to women and their roles, was written in masterful detail. The chatacter development and the relationships between all the characters were second-to-none. I was enlightened, enthralled, taken through every emotion possible and in the end felt as reconciled to everything as if I were one of the characters myself. These are defintely new lifelong favorites!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Wonderful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Book 3 of 3

    Very good series, for adults

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  • Posted December 14, 2013

    Awesome read

    So compelling. Couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Must read!

    Read the entire series, wish there were more. Best books I've ever read by far!

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