Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Promise of Rayne

The Promise of Rayne 
by Nicole Deese

There is so much to love about this story, and it's still BRAND. SPANKING. NEW.

First of all, the writing swept me out of my life, my house, my daily routine and raptured me to a whole new place. Idaho. I know, it’s not the first place you might think about sweeping your self away to…but trust me…Idaho is now lodged in my heart! The pacing is fast, and the story just kept twisting and turning and growing, layer upon layer.

Secondly, the characters are D-E-E-P. They go beyond three dimensional, to the point where I fully expect to bump into them next time I go to Idaho. (And now I’m actually thinking about going there). They feel so real, and they act so consistently, it’s a true pleasure to read these people through to their happy ending. Yes, it ends well. I’m giving that away. But HOW it ends well, is the question which will drive you from page to page, chapter to chapter until it’s two in the morning and you remember your alarm is set for 6:30am. Yikes. 
(Yes, that happened).

Thirdly, Ms. Deese knows romance. The yearning, the fighting, the excellent reasons the characters should or should not be together. I rode the turbulence of this relationship like a small plane through a stormy sky, feeling every bump, every dip, and every loop-de-loop of emotion. It’s one of my favorite reading experiences. And that’s truly what this book is: an experience. So much more than a typical novel, this story breathes as it reads.

Lastly, I’m ready to read this book again. I know, that sounds crazy. Especially since I just finished reading it. And I rarely re-read. Unless it’s Pride and Prejudice, but that’s a whole other therapy session.

This book is better than most, truer than most, and I can assure the reader it will stay in your heart longer than most. And you might want to go to Idaho after reading it (fair warning).

If you haven't heard enough about this story, please tune in Saturday for our author interview with none other than the delightful Ms Deese. 

The Promise of Rayne depicts a pair of star-crossed lovers. What is your favorite example of star-crossed love? Leave us your answer in the comments for a chance to win a copy of The Promise of Rayne in our weekly giveaway.


  1. My absolute favorite is when Jesus Christ came down and died and rose again to redeem His bride. ;)

  2. My example doesn't end well but I have always admired the deep love that Melanie Wilkes showed for both her husband Ashley and Scarlett O'Hara. It was only when Melanie died that I actually believed that Ashley loved her and it was at her death that Scarlett finally understood his true feelings. She also realized how true Melanie's friendship had been!

  3. This was posted twice. My comment is on the other one. :-)