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The Promise
     

The Promise

4.8 6
by T J Bennett
 

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A sacred pledge and a gypsy’s curse drive this medieval love story. Günter Behaim, a professional soldier in the service of Emperor Charles V, has been hardened by betrayal and disloyalty in his life, and he has sworn to make few promises of his own and keep those until death. When his closest friend is mortally wounded on the battlefield, however,

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A sacred pledge and a gypsy’s curse drive this medieval love story. Günter Behaim, a professional soldier in the service of Emperor Charles V, has been hardened by betrayal and disloyalty in his life, and he has sworn to make few promises of his own and keep those until death. When his closest friend is mortally wounded on the battlefield, however, Günter pledges to marry the other man’s betrothed and keep her safe. That woman turns out to be a Spanish beauty named Alonsa García de Aranjuéz, but she will have no part of such an agreement. Trying to keep his promise, Günter uses every weapon in his romantic arsenal to convince the reluctant woman to marry him, and he begins to love her very much. Meanwhile, Alonza is falling in love too, but she dares not reveal her feelings because she is under a curse that brings misfortune to any man who loves her. As war draws near and danger surrounds them, the couple has to make a crucial decision: accept their fates or risk everything to be together?

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"Lush, sexy, and exciting, The Promise offers a fascinating glimpse into a rarely visited age!"  —Victoria Dahl, author, To Tempt a Scotsman and A Rake's Guide to Pleasure

"A delightful breath of fresh air in historical romance! With a unique setting and memorable characters, TJ Bennett delivers a gripping romantic adventure that will leave you breathless for more."  —Monica McCarty, New York Times–bestselling author, Highlander Unchained

"4.5 Hearts . . . The story itself is passionate, enchanting, and moving. I enjoyed this story greatly and will be adding TJ Bennett to my list of authors to watch for." —NightOwlRomance.com

NightOwlRomance.com
4.5 Hearts . . . The story itself is passionate, enchanting, and moving. I enjoyed this story greatly and will be adding TJ Bennett to my list of authors to watch for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933836966
Publisher:
Medallion Media Group
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Legacy series Series
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author


TJ Bennettis a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist and the author of "The Legacy." She lives near Houston, Texas.

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The Promise 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Kay_Hudson More than 1 year ago
In THE PROMISE, TJ Bennett returns to the turbulent Europe of 1525 and to Gunter Behaim, the mercenary soldier brother of the hero of last year's THE LEGACY. Gunter has made a battlefield promise to a fellow soldier and friend: if something happens to Martin, Gunter will take his place and marry Alonsa, the beautiful Spanish widow who sells her father's fine swords to the troops. Alonsa has other ideas. Cursed by a spurned gypsy suitor ten years earlier, she knows that any man who loves her will die. As proof, she has already buried two husbands. Her marriage to Martin was to be one of convenience. While they liked one another well enough, Martin was more interested in inheriting the family blade business than in loving Alonsa. When Martin dies of wounds taken in the course of saving Gunter's life, Alonsa and Gunter, two people determined not to love, are bound together by honor and duty. Günter quickly realizes his love for Alonsa, but conceals it because of her belief in the curse. Alonsa, in turn, will not admit her love to Gunter, believing that he does not love her. Their friends, Alonsa's companion Ines and the eager young would-be mercenary Fritz, provide support in the journey across war-torn Europe. Adventures and dangers test love and courage, and the suspense carries through to the last pages of the book. THE PROMISE is a terrific read, even better than THE LEGACY. Don't miss it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1525 near Pavia in the Lombardy region, mercenary Gunter Behaim has made one friend, Martin who, before he dies from a battlefield wound he took for his brother in arms, asks him to marry his betrothed. Reluctantly Gunter makes the death bed pledge while musing about fate as he never had pals distrusting everyone due to a life of betrayals until Martin befriended him. -------------------- Alonsa García de Aranjuez is attracted to Gunter who proposes marriage in place of Martin. She rejects his kind offer as she was cursed by a former lover, the gypsy Miguel ten years ago in Spain. However, as danger mounts, Gunter and Alonsa begin to fall in love while he tries to at least keep her safe and persuade her to let him complete Martin's death bed wish.-------------- This fast-paced sixteenth century romance is a terrific tale due to the "conflict: between the fully developed lead characters. Whereas she fears love, he loathes love. His vow and her curse are like the immovable object meeting the irresistible force. Loaded with action and adventure, readers will enjoy THE PROMISE wondering throughout if love will prove strong enough.------------ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book keep me at the endge of my seat. i could not put it done until i finished. you will just fall in love with the gunter and alonsa. really go story.
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