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[Review] April’s Promise by Karen Rose Smith

April’s Promise  by Karen Rose Smith

Narrated by Johnny Peppers

<div style=”font-size:11px”>Publication date: 05/01/2013</div>Forever Love Series # 1
Audible: 3 hrs 57 Mins

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Forever Love Series, Book 1, Contemporary romance.

April is keeping a secret from Gabe.

When April’s sister Vanessa was dying, she confessed to April that she’d been unfaithful to Gabe and…the little girl he believes is his daughter isn’t his! Once in love with Gabe herself, April is torn by the promise she made her sister to never tell Gabe the truth. But now she’s returned to her home town. Should she be honest with Gabe about his daughter’s parentage? Or should she remain silent about everything but her love for him?


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My Review: 

5.0 Star Review – April’s Promise (Forever Love Series # 1)

I recommend this book.

I enjoyed this audio book by Karen.  This book includes passion, laughs, heartache, secrets, and betrayal.

Years ago Gabe and April dated.  Gabe wanted to settle down and get married but April was scared.  She told him she was taking a job in Singapore and since he didn’t ask her to stay she left.  By the time she returned Gabe was dating and getting ready to marry her sister Vanessa.  So she buried her feelings and moved on with her life. 

Eight months ago April’s sister was in a car accident with a co-worker and died.  Before she passed she told April a secret about her daughter Stephie that could destroy Gabe.  Vanessa made April promise that she would never tell Gabe the secret.

Gabe is taking care of his daughter and grieving the loss of his wife.  His sister-in-law April, has come to help take care of Stephie while she is on vacation.   When they are together at first the relationship is strained.  April still loves Gabe but she holds a secret that could shatter the budding relationship between them.  She thinks that Gabe loves her but sometimes he just treats her like a friend.  She is confused about how they should be around each other.

When his best friend takes an interest in April Gabe gets angry and warns April away.  April knows Nicholas and they are just friends but does she secretly want Gabe to be jealous?  Will April being friends with Nicholas hurt her relationship with Gabe?

When Gabe finds out the secret will the pain and hurt from that secret destroy all that they thought they had together?  Or will Gabe and April finally get the HEA they have both dreamed of?

Look forward to the next book in this series.

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About Karen:

Karen Rose Smith’s plots are all about emotion. She began writing when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. After expressing feelings in poetry, earning a degree in English and French, completing short stories that became too long to find a market, she turned to her love of relationships in romance. This award-winning best-selling author has sold 75 books since 1991 and has published with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington and Meteor/Kismet. Her awards include the Golden Leaf in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance,’s award for Best Special Edition and Romance Review’s Today’s Best series romance award. Jane Bowers of Romance Reviews Today states: “Karen Rose Smith’s storeyworlds are complete and realistic and lovely places to visit and revisit. She excels at stories that feature couples brought together by infants and children, and she handles her plots and characters with sublime sensitivity.”

Karen is well-known for writing emotion. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books—Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from, seven children in her mom’s family and ten in her dad’s. On weekends she was often surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. She believes universal emotions unite us all and that is the reason she uses them to propel her plots.

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