Thursday, May 21, 2009

Deceptive Promises by Amber Miller - MY REVIEW

The American Revolution provides a powerful setting for Amber Stockton’s latest Heartsong release, Deceptive Promises. A very young and intelligent young lady, Margaret Scott becomes innocently involved in the life of Samuel Lowe. While his appearance is that of a British soldier, it doesn’t take long to determine that beneath the red coat beats the heart of a true Patriot. As a Christian, Lowe wrestles with his heart over the deception he is working within, and whether or not he should draw the lovely Margaret into his untruth.

As time passes and the colonies begin to declare their independence both from each other and from England, the battles become more deadly and the work of a spy and informer becomes trickier and bears greater consequence. However, as Margaret matures and her relationship with Samuel deepens, she must determine whether or not she too will take an active role in the deception that must be maintained in order to gain valuable information.

I have visited some of the locales that provide the setting of Amber Stockton’s latest novel. The era leading up to the American Revolution and the places where meetings were held to form our nation’s founding documents is captured clearly within the story, and take the reader into the heart of America’s birth. The relationship between Margaret and Samuel was very accurately portrayed for that time period, and their activities within the Colonial/British armies were also realistically explored. Deceptive Promises stirred my patriotism for America and made me thankful yet again to live in the greatest nation on earth. I was also left with a full heart – thankful to GOD for allowing our nation to prosper for so long.

Deceptive Promises is a satisfying conclusion to the Delaware series, and one I am happy to recommend to you! Please visit Amber's website to learn more about her novels and to read the first chapter.


Hi, I'm Amber, but my friends call me Tiff, short for Tiffany, my first name. I am in my 30's, married the love of my life in July 2007, and live in beautiful Colorado just east of the Front Range of the Rockies. I love to travel and visit new places. Ultimately, my dream is to own horses and live in a one-level rancher or log cabin nestled in the foothills of the mountains. For now, I will remain where I am and do what I love—design web sites and write.

*SOLD* My very first book, Promises, Promises, released in February 2008. It's a historical fiction set in Delaware during the Colonial period and the Great Awakening. The other 2 books in the series are Quills & Promises (July 2008) and Deceptive Promises (December 2008). In 2009, they will be repackaged for a state set entitled Delaware Dawning. I have also sold another series set in historical Michigan during the Industrial Revolution. The 3 books in that series will begin releasing in April 2009 and will be repackaged in 2010.

1 comment:

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Thanks so much, Kim, for that fantastic review. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed book 3 so much. You have now read the full series, so you can start on my 2nd series set in historical Michigan. *winks*

I appreciate the added publicity and promotion. Hope others who find this book intriguing will pick up a copy of their own.