The Promise

The Promise

by A.B. Michaels

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April 18, 1906. A massive earthquake has decimated much of San Francisco, leaving thousands without food, water or shelter. Patrolling the streets to help those in need, Army corporal Ben Tilson meets a young woman named Charlotte who touches his heart, making him think of a future with her in it. In the heat of the moment he makes a promise to her family that even he realizes will be almost impossible to keep.

Because on the heels of the earthquake, a much worse disaster looms: a fire that threatens to consume everything and everyone in its path.

It will take everything Ben's got to make it back to the woman he's fallen for—and even that may not be enough.

The Promise is a novella capturing one of the most dramatic events in American history. Chronologically, it is Book Three in A.B.Michaels' historical fiction series "The Golden City." Other titles in the series include The Art of Love, The Depth of Beauty, The Price of Compassion and Josephine's Daughter.

All titles in this series are stand-alone reads.

"... a compact and delightful little volume. Set during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the aftermath, this story is concerned with two characters who meet by chance, one trying to survive the quake and the other tasked with trying to ensure San Francisco itself survives... It is a good read and I was moved to tears at one point towards the end. Don't let its brevity put you off; it is a sweet book and well worth a read." Nicky Galliers/Historical Novel Society

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940161846940
Publisher: Red Trumpet Press
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Series: The Golden City , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 216,709
File size: 451 KB

About the Author

A native of California, A.B. Michaels holds masters’ degrees in history (UCLA) and broadcasting (San Francisco State University). After working for many years as a promotional writer and editor, she turned to writing the kind of enthralling, page-turning fiction she loves to read.

Michaels currently lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and two four-legged “sons,” who don’t seem to realize they’re just dogs. She is an avid reader, traveler, and bocce player, as well as a terrible but enthusiastic golfer.

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