“I adored it… Made my eyes well up and my heart melt. Great ingredients mixed into a wonderful story… Sit back and enjoy this fabulous book. You will not regret it, believe me.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Indigo Bay may be Stella’s perfect home, but it has always been tinged with sadness. The waters of the lake, deepest blue and visible from every window, are a constant reminder of her biggest mistake—and the reason she has always promised never to let anyone into her heart. But everything changes when dark, handsome Paolo arrives in town.
As a whirlwind romance develops quickly into something deeper and stronger, Stella starts to wonder if maybe—just maybe—she might deserve some happiness after all. If Paolo has found something to love in her, can she learn to love—and forgive—herself?
But then Paolo asks her the biggest question of her life, and what should be a moment of joy turns into one of panic. She can’t marry Paolo while keeping her biggest secret from him. But if she tells him the truth, she is sure she’ll lose him forever.
Maybe true love is worth risking everything for. Is it time for Stella to leave her past behind—and make new promises?
A heart-breaking and hopeful story about learning to trust in yourself and the people you love, Promises at Indigo Bay will show you that it’s never too late to try for your happy ending. Perfect for fans of Robyn Carr, Carolyn Brown and Debbie Macomber.
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“Beautifully written romantic tension, high personal stakes, and charming characters on every page? SIGN. ME. UP. This was my first read from Ellyn Oaksmith and I adored every word. I am already dreaming about the sequel. 5 Stars! Highly recommended.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved this book. It was my first Ellyn Oaksmith read and it won't be my last. This book has some laugh out loud moments and some that make you cry!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I really enjoyed reading this book… wonderfully told… Fall in love with this story as you relax with a glass of wine. Enjoy!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The writing in this book is so picturesque… A perfect beach and vacation read. There is much here to make you want to keep reading until the end… this is truly a great read.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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This is my first book by this author, but it definitely won’t be my last. This is a beautiful story about love and family. Stella and Paolo, her boyfriend, live together and are very much in love. She thinks things are perfect the way they are. Then Paolo gets bad news. His visa extension has been denied and he has to return to Italy. Will Stella end up marrying Paolo? Grab you copy and get ready to enjoy some laughs, especially when Paolo’s mother and Stella interact. We also learn why Stella is the way she is, as we get further into the book.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and Bookouture and this my voluntary and honest review.
l love the continuation of this series Blue Hills. I was so looking forward to diving into this book. It is an amazing story of love, family, and new beginnings.
Stella’s life is perfect and she and her boyfriend Paolo couldn’t be happier. Paolo proposes and Stella struggles with her answer. She questions why things can’t just remain the way they are. And then word comes that Paolo’s Visa will not be renewed and he must return to Italy. Paolo leaves for Italy and Stella accompanies him because not only is she in love with Paolo but she has never been to Italy. She has a wonderful connection with Paolo’s mother. I love how that relationship develops. As you’re pulled into the Italian countryside you feel as if you are part of the story. The bridge between the first book in this series is so great. It’s nice to see how Carmen is doing and the connection between this book makes it feel like it is a true continuation of the first book in the Blue Hills series. I highly suggest this book, plop down in your comfy chair and prepare to stay a while because you won’t be able to put it down once you begin. I really enjoyed this story and I look forward to reading more books by this author.
I really like this author, I like the storylines she chooses to tell and I like her writing style especially her vivid descriptions of people and places. I will definitely read more books written by this author. Thank you Ellyn Oaksmith for another great story….well done and please keep them coming.