The Promise Tree is the latest book by author Elisabeth J. Hobbes. Elisabeth’s writing career started in 2013 when she entered Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest.
She writes romantic Historical fiction as Elisabeth Hobbes and Historical folklore/fantasy-inspired romance as Elisabeth J. Hobbes.
When does a story begin? For Edwin Hope, it begins with a childhood dare and a forbidden tree. It begins with him falling…inmore ways than one.
Called home from his studies by the grandfather who has always hated him, eighteen-year-oldEdwinis once again trapped in a house that is colder than the winds whipping across the fields. Seekingsanctuary, he escapes into the untamed beauty of the Peaks and meets a woman who sparks an old memory. A memory of the sycamore that broke him, and the little girl who saved him.
Drusilla has had many acolytes over the centuries but none like Edwin. With the Great War looming and Edwin’s future uncertain, she knows the right thing to do is to set him free from her spell, but can she do so if it means breaking her own heart.
The Promise Tree is one of those lovely books that are great to read at this time of year as they leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
It’s a story that spans most of the 20th century as we get to know about Edwin and the significance the mysterious tree and girl have had in his life.
The pace of the story is quite gentle and slowly and surely builds to a satisfying conclusion that leaves you content and happy that you picked up a copy of the book.
You can get a copy of The Promise Tree here!