Praise for A Promise Made
"From the very beginning, the characters and situations that Valerie Connors creates, leap off the page and into my heart, where I will carry them forever. This riveting story offers a meaningful message for everyone who reads it."
--Terry Segal-Author of Hidden Corners of My Heart and The Enchanted Journey: Finding the Key That Unlocks You
Larkin kept me up at night. She is a character who slips in the back door of
your consciousness and suddenly every woman you meet, might be her. If there’s
ever been a character I cheered for, feared for, grieved for or ultimately
hoped for, more than Eva, this novel has made me forget her. Valerie Connors
has created a timeless woman’s story in A
Brock, 2013 Georgia Author of the Year for River
"Rich with detail, A Promise Made is the heartfelt journey of a young woman surviving and thriving despite an abusive relationship in the post-WWII era, with lessons equally relevant for women of today."
---M.J. Pullen, Author of The Marriage Pact and Every Other Saturday
"Intrepid Eva Larkin copes with and then overcomes abuse by her husband, setting her on a path to help others, but this is much more than a novel about domestic violence. A Promise Made showcases strong, courageous women—and men—who dare to defy the 1950's norms of silent suffering and hypocrisy."
---George Weinstein, author of The Caretaker, The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno, and Hardscrabble Road
Larkin longs to be a writer. Escaping an abusive relationship,
she finds true love and discovers that her own life is the real story. A
wonderful novel about a strong woman, a loving
child, loyal friends, and a family that binds them all
K. Brown, 2015 Georgia Author of the Year for Somewhere a River