Promises

Promises

by Wendi Sotis

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ISBN-13: 9781463643065
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/08/2011
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Wendi Sotis, the author of two novels and several short stories taking Jane Austen's beloved characters on journeys in new directions, graduated from Adelphi University with a degree in psychology. Sotis resides on Long Island, New York, with her husband, triplets and two guinea pigs.

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Promises 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have followed this story when it was a fan fiction. I would read it over & over! It is a great alternate story for P&P! For the Austen purist out there, it is completely different than the original. However it is well written & stays true to the time period. Love it!
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ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sylvia H. for Readers Favorite "Promises" is set in the early nineteenth century when one’s class and wealth determined their place in society. It follows the friendship and romance of young Fitz William Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet throughout their early years. Young William, a member of the wealthy upper class, and young Elizabeth, a member of the middle class, fall in love despite their different stations in society. William’s father George Darcy, and Elizabeth’s father, Thomas Bennet, are long time friends having attended school together, and are thrilled to be in each other’s company again. William Darcy on his way to Cambridge University becomes enthralled with young Elizabeth who is a precocious child and is intelligent beyond her years. George Darcy and Thomas Bennett both agree that their children are perfectly matched for each other in every way except for class standing, and consent to the young couple marrying when Elizabeth comes of age. However, a tragic turn of events alters the paths of Elizabeth and William and threatens their relationship. "Promises" by Wendi Sotis is heartwarming, spellbinding and wonderfully passionate. I enjoyed how she adapted Jane Austen’s characters, young William Darcy and young Elizabeth Bennet, as they met for the very first time and fell in love. The plot development is fascinating and riveting. As the intensity of the story increased and the plot thickened, I found myself not wanting to put the book down and found each chapter more exciting than the one before it. As both of the authors, Wendi Sotis and Jane Austen, imply in their novels, true love does conquer all despite harrowing and unforeseen circumstances. I really look forward to reading author of Wendi Sotis' novels, as I am quite sure it will touch me as much as "Promises" did.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kristie I. for Readers Favorite Wendi Sotis' novel "Promises" is a beautiful love story that takes the reader back in time to the characters in "Pride and Prejudice." Sotis begins her story in 1801 in London where the reader meets our two main characters at a bookstore. Fitzwilliam Darcy is fifteen years old at this time and Elizabeth Bennett is only nine years old; however, there is an immediate connection between the two of them. Their fathers have been friends for years. Elizabeth is very intelligent and wise for her age. As the years go by, love grows between them and they want to marry; however, Elizabeth is still young and they must wait for a bit. Will the waiting be too long or will they find a way to still be together? This is a well-written story that puts a spin on a classic love story. I loved being able to read about Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth when they are younger children and really being able to watch the friendship and love grow between them. As in real life, the journey is not smooth and without trials and difficulties. The family relationships and connections among the characters add so much to the story and give it a realistic feel. Elizabeth states and also shows that there is no place she would rather be than right by William's side no matter what. This just sums up the sweetness of the story, a story of two best friends in love with each other, who will withstand the trials thrown in their path in order to be together.
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Janie_tx More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed this book. It's for all the Jane Austen fans. It's a love story from the start with all the misunderstanding that occur in life when people get involved to cause heartache but love overcomes all at the end. I have never read anything from Wendi Sotis but I intend to continue reading everything she writes.
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