Ann Weisgarber - THE PROMISE

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
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The Promise By Ann Weisgarber Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629142364
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Skyhorse - April 1st, 2014

From the author of "The Personal History of Rachel Dupree," shortlisted
for the Orange Award for New Writers and longlisted for the Orange

1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the
fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal.
Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up
correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar
Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine
travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston Island, Texas--a thousand miles
from home--she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits
her. The island is remote, the weather sweltering, and Oscar's little
boy Andre is grieving hard for his lost mother. And though Oscar tries
to please his new wife, the secrets of the past sit uncomfortably
between them. Meanwhile for Nan Ogden, Oscar's housekeeper, Catherine's
sudden arrival has come as a great shock. For not only did she promise
Oscar's first wife that she would be the one to take care of little
Andre, but she has feelings for Oscar which she is struggling to
suppress. And when the worst storm in a generation descends, the women
will find themselves tested as never before.