Promises to Keep


Promises To Keep

Because I wanted to understand how alcoholism could make a bright, loving woman like my mother leave home when I was seven, I wrote The Sandpiper. One novel. But, wait. Would Jamie get sober? Kate get pregnant? Aunt Nina’s namesake baby meet her father? And my favorite Aunt Nina herself? How would the Cameron women make it without her?

I had to know. So I wrote Behold A Rainbow and found out what my characters had been doing. Fine–for a while. But then they began calling to me again. They made it clear that while I might have been done with them, ‘We are not done with you.’

And how could I have known that Andrea Armitage, a character I created for a short-story contest, would then insist on joining my Sandpiper friends who were not ‘done’ with me? Thus Promises To Keep, this third and REALLY last of the Sandpiper series. Yes, I will miss my dear Cameron women, and now Minka and Andrea too. And always, always Aunt Nina. But my precious friends–my characters–have their own lives to lead. Now without me.

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A tender, poignant, purposeful story that deals with the pain and process of addiction. The characters are so real, they become your friends. Lovell’s talent for descriptive writing shines here. The cover is so perfect, you’ll want to keep the book on your coffee table long after you have enjoyed reading the book. In addition, buying this book will benefit a very worthy cause. 

– jackie b.


I am loving this book. It’s hard to put down. Everyone knows someone who suffers from addiction and this story helps you truly understand what they feel and how difficult it is to deal with the emotions that rule them.
Having grown up with an alcoholic father who died at the age of 48 I could truly relate to the family.
This would be a wonderful book for a book club discussion .

– Janet l.

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