As I mentioned in a recent blog, another novel, Promises Kept, will be released in late spring or at the latest early summer. Although it is a sequel to Keeping Faith, it is written to be a stand alone novel if someone misses the first one. Shame on you if this is the case!!
The title, itself, has enough symbolism to make an English literature teacher tingle in delight. Not only does it refer to one promise kept, but several, which is why it helps to have read the first novel and be able to figure out and anticipate the significance of the title. Am I piquing your interest?
Faith is the main character in this second novel, although in many ways, I saw her as the main character in the first because her influence was so powerfully subliminal and far-reaching. But according to the rules of developing the protagonist, one could strongly argue that Patrick was it hands down. I’ll be interested to hear what you think. And Kit and Shirley, you’re the “English marms”, so it will be good to hear an opinion from you.
But until then, the teaser for Promises Kept reads like this:Determination and grit are the two forces that propel Faith O’Brien. After finding the father she never knew and graduating law school, her focus is centered on bringing to justice the priest who abused her father as a child. As a neophyte attorney she courageously battles a veteran, highly experienced and shrewd Boston lawyer.
Soon, however, she faces a much bigger fight—one that threatens to take the life of the man closest to her. But this time intelligence, perseverance and resolve may not be enough…