Promise Me the Stars: A Hearts of Harkness Romance (The Standish Clan, #3)

Promise Me the Stars: A Hearts of Harkness Romance (The Standish Clan, #3)

by Norah Wilson

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BN ID: 2940152718225
Publisher: Something Shiny Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: Standish Clan , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 921,405
File size: 676 KB

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Promise Me the Stars: A Hearts of Harkness Romance (The Standish Clan, #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
paytonpuppy More than 1 year ago
"I didn't know if Norah Wilson could top herself after writing the first two books in the "Standish Clan" series, but this third book is amazing! If you have not read this series you are missing out on three great books. This book, "Promise Me the Stars" manages to evoke all the emotions possible as you read the book. There is humor, sadness, and joy as you read the story of Scott Standish and the woman he is in love with (but he doesn't quite know that, yet), April Morgan and her precocious daughter Sidney. "Sid the Kid" is so much fun and yet heart breaking as she continues to wish for a permanent home at the Standish ranch. The love and communication between Sidney and her mother is heartwarming. I couldn't wait to read the book, yet didn't want it to end. The characters are so believable and become like friends as you read through the books. If you like books that have continuing characters, then you will really enjoy this series. I imagine the books could be read as standalone stories, but I think you will enjoy them more if you start with book #1. If you like a great read, with great characters and a story that will keep your attention to the end, then these books are for you."
MarySM More than 1 year ago
This review is for Promise Me the Stars: The Standish Clan #3, by Norah Wilson, which I absolutely loved! This is an awesome finale to the series. I loved that all three books, although each centered on one separate couple, revolved around the whole Standish family of characters. Her characters are always true to life and true to the way they’re written from beginning to end, like April surmising that Titus would be more likely to use the word prudent than Scott, to the heroes, although drawn to the heroines, being able to rationalize with their brains and not entirely controlled by their libidos. I really liked that April stood up for herself and her daughter. I thought Titus was my new favorite book boyfriend, but now I have to say he and Scott are tied. This story is so full of hope about two people, three really, searching for a home. The plot is very interesting, the resolution timely, not rushed and not too drawn out. I don’t always find books with a child as a main character interesting, but in this case 10 year old Sid the Kid was enchanting, witty and sweet, and just like a real child full of questions and blatantly honest. This book covers a longer time frame than the first two, but is highlighted well. It’s a standalone book, with enough background on the characters that you won’t be lost without reading the first two books, but I highly recommend both, and they enrich the experience of reading this one. I got some serious feels from this book and the whole series covers the entire emotional landscape. The story really draws the reader in as Scott works through his self-imposed, sometimes excessively, high standards for protecting the women in his life and at the same time doing battle with his fear of commitment and settling down in one place, and the reasons behind both. I liked how the entire family rally around April and Sidney, and really enjoyed how Scott and April dance around each other and what they really want, and felt present and part of the Standish clan. Norah Wilson has great descriptive powers, as I could imagine the barn all decorated for the Christmas party. The dialogue is very entertaining, especially Ember teasing her brothers with TMI (too much information) about her love life with Jace. The series is set in the town of Harness, a fictional town in New Brunswick, British Columbia, and though geographically specific, there is enough description that I felt I knew the area. I liked the continued theme of environmental protection, like the Standishes raising apple trees specifically for fruit that won’t scab without the use of pesticides. I’m so happy for how things turned out for Arden, and for the sake of no spoilers I won’t say what Scott finally says to him, but am so glad he said it. The ending was great for the whole family and resolved the series perfectly. The series is contemporary romance, and is full of excitement. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and the entire series and highly recommend each one as a must read for romance fans, and was sad to see the series end. I received a digital ARC of this title for an honest review.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you have been following this series, you will know that this is book 3 and the third one I have read. I was so happy to read about Scott Standish, the third sibling in this family. His story takes place after Titus and Ember (his siblings) but very closely thereafter. Get ready for a wild ride because this story starts out with a major heart string pull! I won’t tell you much about the storyline – you need to read this and books 1 & 2, folks as the stories are amazing – but Scott’s character was very dear to me. He has much to work thru, in his back story, and he will make you want to just give him a hug. Seriously. But as always happens, he can be SUCH a boy sometimes, but in a way it will make you smile. His heroine is April Dawn Morgan (her middle name, Dawn, will play into the story) and she has a ten-year-old daughter, Sydney, aka Sid the Kid. (Please don’t call her a “child”; she’s a “kid”. She says there is a difference.) Sid just cracks me up. All three of these characters have much to work thru, not just Scott, but of course they eventually learn that they are stronger together. And if you ask Sid, she would have told them right at the start that they work better together! Loved the Standish family, et al, and this is a wonderful story. There were some crack-me-up moments (as you read the near-end of the story, you will laugh when Scott wears some sweats. Hey, you were warned!) I truly enjoyed this book, and the series, and would love to attend a party or two with the folks in this town. I highly recommend. (It is a standalone but SO much more enjoyable if you read the series.)
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved this story!! Scott and April were great characters but April's young daughter Sidney stole my heart! Scott has suffered a lot of loss in his life. First his biological parents then his adopted mother. He couldn't take it anymore and took off. He's been roaming ever since. Never staying anywhere too long, always being careful not to get attached. Even he admits though the time he spent in Montreal with April and Sid the Kid was different but he has to get back Harkness and help out on his family's farm. He can't believe it when he arrives home only to find Sidney has stowed away in the back of his truck for the entire trip! When April arrives to pick her up with everything they own packed in her car he knows he can't just let her go. You definitely want to grab this one and find out how their story goes. I highly recommend it.