Title: Jonathan’s Promise
Series: Jonathan Trilogy, #2
Author: Hans M. Hirschi
Length: 214 pages
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (March 31, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Jonathan made Dan a promise – a promise that will affect the remainder of his life. But what does he have left to live for?
When their grandson Parker and his fiancé Cody move in with him, the three of them embark on a journey to shed light on Dan’s roots.
A heart-warming sequel to Jonathan’s Hope, Jonathan’s Promise deals with aging and the ultimate consequences of wedding vows. Are we entitled to a second shot at happiness? When is ‘for worse’ too much to handle?
Review: I have read many books over the years some good and some bad, but very rarely have I came across a book that is very emotional and heart-felt. This author is new to me so I was a bit leery of reading this story. At the time I had not known that there was even a first book before this. I had only seen the title so totally skipped the first story which I will definitely have to fix.
Every once in a blue mile do you come across a book that you wish that you could rate higher than what is available but this is one of those stories. The world that was created was not only loving but very tempting. Although I must admit I wasn’t sure about the beginning and I can honestly say that I hated the ending but not for the reason one would expect.
Jonathan had sixty years with the man he loved. He knew that he would never have another and didn’t really want to go forward in his life. He had made a promise to Dan, to continue to live. To learn to love once more. Dan had been in love once more and Sean had died before his time. It was time for Dan to join Sean and for Jonathan to continue to love once more.
Parker had been afraid to introduce the man he loved to his family. Cody was born blind and he was black, but that was not why he was afraid. He was afraid of his family not loving him once more. With Parker and Cody moving in with Jonathan it teaches them that love will keep strong. Jonathan was to keep his promise to Dan and he had to see that there was still time for more happiness.
This story has its ups and its downs but you can see that their love is complete. When Cody had his accident I thought for sure that it was going to go downhill for them all. As for Marc, he was a miracle worker that showed Jonathan that it was possible. You will meet many wonderful people in this story and I can tell you that it is like you are right there with them. You are celebrating with them, you are scared with them and you are in pain with them, but you will also see that there is life after all.
You will need a box of Kleenex’s to read this book because it will have your heart breaking and tears in your eyes.
I will have to read the first book because after reading this I want to know about Jonathan’s life with Dan. However I am not sure if I truly want to read the next book, because I do not want to cry over these guys. They were perfect and I absolutely loved them. This author has an amazing gift and I am grateful to have had a chance to read this story.
It was amazing and I would definitely recommend it.
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