The Promise

The Promise

by Danielle Steel

Young architect Micheal Hillyard and artist Nancy McAllister are determined to get married despite his wealthy mother's disapproval.

Each pursues a new life--Nancy in California, Micheal in New York.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Romance
  • Rating: 3.95
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish Date: 1999 by Warner Books
  • Isbn10: 0751505544
  • Isbn13: 9780751505542

What People Think about "The Promise"

Marion didn't think Nancy would be an appropriate wife for Michael. To be fair to Michael, he'd believed Nancy had died but it's still aggravating because neither waited very long to move on. That's why you didn't wait very long to have an affair with your surgeon?) *The book ends with Michael thinking he wouldn't punish his mother for separating them because he was too happy, now that he'd been reunited with Nancy.

Nancy is not who Michael's mother would choose for her son & expresses her distaste and disapproval for this relationship. Michael, has always been the dutiful son to his widowed mother but defies her by setting off to marry Nancy.

First DS book I read and I was very moved and I wish there was epilogue!

I think I decided to re-read this because I was curious to know whether or not the twentysomething me would still love it. I was only a high school sophomore then so what the heck did I know about "good" books anyway. Granted, it may not have the most original plot - in fact, I'm pretty sure it can fit right in with all the New Adult books these days, minus all the angst - but considering it was published in 1999, I think it's really amazing. The Promise is a story about the simple kind of love. Anyway, what I'm trying to say here is that I like how this made me feel good about love and how it made me believe that it will always find its way back to you. I know that a lot of people think that's probably too idealistic - as I do, sometimes - but I guess I'll always be a hopeless romantic and this, for me, is just a beautiful read.

I think she had help with this one, at least I read that that was the case.

Michaels mom however thought this was the perfect time to get rid of nancy, so she told Nancy that if she would agree to be sent away and never talk to Michael again unless he found her she would pay to fix all her injuries from the accident and reconstruct her face, Nancy said yes. But the only way this would work is Michaels mom telling him NAncy died so she did so.

Since 1981, Ms. Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. The fact is that one or more of Ms. Steel's novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks. Ms. Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non-Fiction bestseller list and "Having a Baby." She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE: POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL. In addition to her writing, Ms. Steel has varied philanthropic interests. Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third. Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing.