The Promise by Emma Heatherington

Thank you to Anne of Random Things Tours and Harper Collins for the invitation to read and review the latest book by Emma Heatherington. This is the third book I’ve read by Emma – please see my previous reviews at and


One terrible moment changes everything for teenagers Kate and David. Brought together during the darkest of times, a spark of hope is ignited between them – a hand held in the darkness, a promise whispered. Neither of them will ever forget those moments.

It’s another ten years before they meet once more, and their lives are now so different. The promise they made to each other on that fateful day still binds them, but now they have so much more to lose.

Have they missed their one chance at happiness? They only way they will ever know is to risk everything to be together. Is that too high a price to pay for love…?

My thoughts:

As mentioned earlier, I enjoyed reading Emma’s two previous books and was thrilled to be invited to read and review The Promise for the blog tour.

This is another beautifully written and emotional book by Emma, that I stayed up late to read. Kate and David meet over ice creams on the birthday of Kate’s niece. Only a few minutes later, they meet again during the aftermath of an event that changed the life of their town. Whilst helping Kate’s niece to stay calm, they make a promise to each other.

This is a non spoiler review, so I’m trying not to give anything away so that you can enjoy the story unfolding, just as I did. Kate and David are from different parts of town, from different communities but have the one day in common, something that links them together forever.

Emma creates a rollercoaster emotional journey as we first meet the young Kate and David on the day that changes their lives, and then we meet their future selves. This is an important reminder about how we need to be kind to each other irrespective of where we were born and what our families believe.

Thank you Emma Heatherington for another excellent book. I felt sad when I finished the book and the main characters will stay with me for a long time.

Author Bio:

Emma Heatherington has penned more than thirty educational short films, plays and musicals as well as eleven novels, two of which were written under the pseudonym Emma Louise Jordan.

Emma’s novel, The Legacy of Lucy Harte, was an eBook bestseller in both the UK and US. She lives in her native Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, with her partner Jim McKee and their children Jordyn, Jade, Dualta, Adam and Sonny James

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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