August 19, 2015 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Review: Promises Kept by Scarlett Dunn

Promises Kept
Author - Scarlett Dunn
Rating - 5 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend: 

Back Cover...

Victoria Eastman grew up in a Texas saloon—an experience that made her tough, resourceful, and determined to forge a new life. So she places an ad in a gentleman's newspaper... and soon finds herself a suitable arrangement on a farm in Promise, Wyoming. Only problem is that her would-be husband turns up dead the day she arrives.

Rancher Colt McBride is known for his true grit and business smarts. Yet when it comes to his new neighbor, Victoria, he's stumped: Who is she, really? She's lovely to look at, of course, and has proven herself a gentle soul. She's even causing him to question his staunch bachelorhood. But any kind of future may be shattered when a stranger reveals a secret about Victoria's past—one that could destroy them both. Unless, together, they can take a leap of faith—right into each other's arms.

What I Loved...

Victoria is a very likable heroine. I thought she was well written. Most of the characters were extremely well written and I could see them all so clearly as I was reading.  The attraction between Victoria and Colt was great and I enjoyed their love story. Romance is what I look forward to the most in book and I wasn't disappointed.

What I Liked...

You can't have a cowboy in a book and not expect some showdown action and brawls. Promises Kept was full of suspense and action to keep  me interested and interested I was indeed. The plot was good.


I'm not a fan of the cover. It was a little boring for this book that is full of romance, action and suspense.

While I really did enjoy the book, there were two main reasons for only rating it a 3 out of 5.

First, there was some foul language in the book. I do not like to read foul language in any book especially in a Christian book. I have read many many many books with cowboys, rangers, thugs, and it made sense that the character would use foul language, yet the author creatively worked around it and expressed his bad language without actually using the word. I just can not stomach foul language and the fact that it was used quite a few times was disappointing.

Secondly, I found the "Christian" in this Christian Fiction lacking. I honestly checked twice to assure myself that I was reading a Christian Fiction book.

I am unsure whether I would venture to read another Scarlett Dunn book. The plot and characters were nicely written but that wasn't enough for me in this case.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley. The opinion of this book, is my own and I was not paid or compensated for for my review.


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