Book Review: Yesterday’s Promise by Michele Paige Holmes

Title: Yesterday’s Promise
Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Series: Hearthfire Scottish Historical #1
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: July 5, 2017

Book Summary:

In the Scottish Highlands, 1761: Nineteen-year-old artist Katherine Mercer dreams of selling her paintings to help support her struggling family. Before she has the opportunity, Katherine learns she is to be sold—or practically so—given in marriage to a lord she has never met or even heard of. In return, a much-needed settlement will be made upon her mother.


Katherine’s situation goes from frightening to surreal when her husband-to-be Laird Collin MacDonald arrives with an entourage of men, each heavily armed and speaking with a thick brogue. As if leaving all she knows behind and traveling to another country with strangers isn’t bad enough, Katherine soon discovers a Scottish heritage she knew nothing of, a brother-in-law who wants her dead, and far more at stake with her paintings than she had ever imagined. Forced to turn to her reclusive husband for answers, comfort, and even her very survival, Katherine begins to unravel the mysteries of her past and what it is to love and be loved.

Overall, I really liked this book. The story quickly drew me in. I loved the characters and enjoyed seeing their journey and growth. I liked the intertwining of past and present and found Katie’s  gift quite interesting The book moved along at a steady pace, but slower than I expected. When I reached the end of the book, I was disappointed to discover that the rest of the story is continued in the next book. I want to know what happens! So that is why I took one star off. I would suggest not reading this book until the next in the series comes out.

Rating: 4 stars – Great Book
Content: clean – some violence
Source: review copy

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