Katia’s Promise by Catherine Lanigan – Character Description + Giveaway

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Katia’s Promise
(Shores of Indian Lake #4)

by Catherine Lanigan

Adult Contemporary Romance
May 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Katia Stanislaus is a top insurance agent in Chicago, but her company is about to fold if she can’t pull off a miracle. She convinces her boss to relocate to Indian Lake where she lived as a child and broke the heart of the one man whose account would be enough to save her job and her company. The only problem is that Austin McCreary has been a near recluse since the day Katia left him. Austin won’t take her calls and appears set on revenge for the pain Katia has caused him. Just seeing Austin, catapaults Katia back to the time when she was 16 and so very much in love. But it was just a teenage crush, wasn’t it?



Katia's Promise Hero PictTHIS IS MY LEADING MAN, AUSTIN! Simon Baker


Austin’s character is actually taken from a real-life person I knew who has passed away. This man was my English teacher in high school and he encouraged me a great deal.  He was a bachelor and once told our class that he’d been in love once and was literally left standing on the altar, alone—the bride abandoned him.  He never got over her. He lived his life alone and became a recluse.  He retired from teaching and in later years, rode his bicycle around town and he came to my book signings over the years. He amassed a great many first editions and signed books over the years. When he died, the estate sold the books at auction and brought nearly three million dollars.

I admired him a great deal and have always been thankful to him for his encouragement. I also always wondered what would have happened if that woman had come back to town and tried to make amends. What if they had gotten back together? Married? Would he have been as out-going as he’d been when I knew him? What kind of life would he have had?

I also wanted Austin’s world to be set on its ear each time Katia showed up.  He is ten when she and her mother come to live in the mansion with the McCreary family. One day he is an only child—the next day—there’s an inquisitive eight-year-old pesky girl living in the same house. She is like the spring gale winds—a tornado—to him. When she is around, everything changes, because she challenges him at every turn. Their teen love is based on friendship. He teaches her to play tennis and she teaches him to deeply appreciate the finer things that his wealthy lifestyle affords him—like his education. Katia consoles him after his father dies. It is Katia who understands his pain and his loneliness. She is amazingly wise for her young years and she sees first hand, how difficult it is to be “the rich kid”.  When her mother is terrified that their young attraction to each other might jeopardize her future, Katia is whisked out of town nearly overnight. Austin’s life is damaged forever— until she shows up at his presentation meeting to the city council for his antique car museum. Just like a tornado, she sweeps into his house and alters his life irrevocably—again.

Other Books in the Series
Love Shadow (The Shores of Indian Lakes)  A Fine Year for Love  (Shores of Indian Lake #3)


Links for Love Shadows
(Shores of Indian Lake #1)


Links for Heart’s Desire
(Shores of Indian Lake #2)
AmazonBarnes & Noble – Harlequin

Links for A Fine Year for Love

(Shores of Indian Lake #3)

Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available on audio-cassette, CD and on electronic format. A prolific writer, she is always writing wonderful stories. She has several titles only available in ebook format on Amazon.com Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine for December, 2002, and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. In March, 2006 Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention and the second in Lanigan’s Angel Watch series of books, was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher.

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  1. Katia’s Promise sounds like an old school, sweet romance. I like the cover except I think the male’s stubble,

  2. Great cover and synopsis~perfect! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Samantha Ramos says:

    Sounds like a great love story! I love the cover.

  4. Sonya Sanderson says:

    I like the synopsis. The cover is good, but I don’t like the facial hair, it looks itchy!

  5. I love the covers very beautiful. I enjoyed the synopsis.

  6. The synopsis is great, very cute, and the cover is adorable, I like a man with a bit of scruff 😉

  7. Looks like a very sweet cover for a revenge filled story

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  9. Natalie Brown says:

    The synopsis sounds quite intriguing! I like love stories that start at such young ages. Kind of like Forest and Jenny. The cover is good too. I know facial hair is a thing now but it’s not for me. 🙂