Welcome Hans M Hirschi – Jonathan’s Promise and Book Review

Thank you to Hans M Hirschi and Creative Minds Promotions for the opportunity to read and review Jonathan’s Promise as part of its release day tour.

SERIES: Jonathan Trilogy: Book Two
AUTHOR: Hans M. Hirschi
PUBLISHER: Beaten Track Publishing
COVER ARTIST: Natasha Snow
LENGTH: 214 Pages
RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2016

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.

Be in to win 5 e-copies of Jonathan’s Promise (Book 2) / Jonathan’s Hope (Book 1) –- Winner’s Choice – with the rafflecopter giveaway.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Welcome Hans M Hirschi – Jonathan’s Promise and Book Review

  1. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Congratulations on your new release Hans the book sounds really good and I wish you many sales. Thank you for the review Anne.


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