Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke

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Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen’s relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England, Michael works hard to strengthen the family’s New Jersey garden and landscaping business.

Annie Allen doesn’t care what Michael promised Owen. She only knows that her brother is gone—like their mother and father—and the grief is enough to swallow her whole. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when Owen did not, a tentative friendship takes root and blossoms into something neither expected. Just as Michael saves enough money to bring Annie to America, WWI erupts in Europe. When Annie’s letters mysteriously stop, Michael risks everything to fulfill his promise—and find the woman he’s grown to love—before she’s lost forever.

About Cathy Gohlke

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CATHY GOHLKE has had her writing featured in the books of "Chicken Soup for the Single’ s Soul " and "My Turn to Care: Affirmations for Caregivers of Aging Parents," as well as in magazines like " Woman’ s World," Cathy lives in Elkton, Maryland with her husband. This is her first novel.
Published January 20, 2012 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 417 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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One afternoon, young Michael Dunnagan steals away from his job to see the Titanic off. Through a sudden turn of events, he meets Owen Allen, a young man off to America to help his uncle in a gardening

Nov 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Promise Me This

Both Annie and Michael go through so much in Promise Me Thisthat at the end of the book, as the last page is fast approaching, all you hope for is that they get their ‘happily ever after’!

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