BLURB: Jonathan made Dan a promise – a promise that will affect the remainder of his life. But what does he have left to live for?
When their grandson Parker and his fiancé Cody move in with him, the three of them embark on a journey to shed light on Dan’s roots.
A heart-warming sequel to Jonathan’s Hope, Jonathan’s Promise deals with aging and the ultimate consequences of wedding vows. Are we entitled to a second shot at happiness? When is ‘for worse’ too much to handle?
In this trilogy:
Jonathan’s Hope (Book 1)
Jonathan’s Promise (Book 2)
Jonathan’s Legacy (Book 3)
Although this is the second book in this series, and I haven’t read the first one, it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of Jonathan’s Promise.
One of the reasons I was keen to read this story is that the main character, Jonathan, is older. Not just older but in 70s. I loved the theme about never being too old for a second chance at love, and the way in which the author handled him coming to the realisation that it was okay to do that. His late husband, Dan, would want him to still live his life, and it wasn’t a betrayal to move forward, although he wasn’t about to forget.
The other strong theme that comes across with this story is that of family. Jonathan’s life very much revolves around his and Dan’s family, which grows again in this story. I also liked the parallel story of older love, and young love with Parker and Cody. Although Jonathan lives a privileged lifestyle, it doesn’t mean that tragedy won’t strike, and he won’t make mistakes, both of which make this story very human.
I enjoyed Jonathan’s Promise and was pleased to learn there will be a final book in the series, as I want to find out what happens to the Jackson family next. I’d recommend this book to readers who like older MCs, a strong sense of family, and the belief that one is never too old for love. 4 out of 5 stars.
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