A Promise Given

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$16.95  $15.76
She Writes Press
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5.43 X 8.43 X 1.02 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
MICHELLE COX, known for her "encouragement with a Southern drawl," is a speaker and an award-winning, bestselling author. She is a member of the blog team for Guideposts. Her "Life with a Southern Grandmother" column runs twice each week at Guideposts.org. Michelle is a contributing writer for Leading Hearts Magazine and does reviews and interviews for ChristianCinema.com. She has written for Focus on the Family, WHOA Magazine for Women, and a variety of other publications and sites. Michelle has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including Hannity and Focus on the Family. She is the creator of the Just 18 Summers(R) brand of parenting products and resources.
2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards): Gold Winner in Book Series - Fiction
2018 Chanticleer Awards: Mystery and Mayhem - Grand Prize Winner, Romance (Chatelaine) - First Place Winner, Historical Fiction (Goethe) Finalist
2019 IBPA Ben Franklin Awards: Silver Romance Winner
2019 Indie Excellence Awards: Cross Genre Winner
2019 Independent Press Award: Romantic Suspense Winner
2019 International Book Awards: Cross Genre Finalist
2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Best Series Finalist and Romance Finalist
2018 Best Book Awards: Romance Finalist and Cross-Genre Finalist
2019 Pulpwood Queens Bonus Book Selection

"Series fans will cheer the beginning of Clive and Henrietta's private investigation business in an entry with welcome echoes of Pride and Prejudice." ― Publishers Weekly

"The mix of sleuthing and aristocratic life pairs well with Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness series." ― Booklist

"A story full of family secrets, twisted plots, and a striking English setting, A Promise Given is the perfect novel for fans of Sherlock Holmes." -- Brit + Co.

"Cox's eye for historical detail remains sharp... A pleasant, escapist diversion." ― Kirkus

"A well-paced romantic mystery that sizzles with love and suspense. This third novel in the Inspector & Henrietta series will have readers begging for more! Highly recommended." -- Chanticleer Reviews

"The writing is gorgeous and reflects the cultural and historical setting. Cox's novel is filled with deeply moving passages and emotionally charged scenes. The characters are as sophisticated as they are relatable and the plot is designed to make for the perfect page-turner." -- Readers Favorite

"Cox is a talented wordsmith who knows how to flawlessly write crime and mystery. She knows to capture her reader's attention and entertain them from beginning to end." -- Red Headed Book Lover

"Many of the book's scenes could easily read like a Jane Austin novel, as Cox possesses that distinct ability to plant a reader directly into a specific room or landscape. The two partners, Henrietta and Clive, make a perfect sleuthing team that left me wanting more." -- Reader Views

"What Cox captures so perfectly in Henrietta's character is what a marriage would have been like at this time for an independent woman. We ride this rollercoaster of nerve and doubt up to the anticipated wedding night and fall even more deeply in love with Clive right along with Henrietta. The passion that is plastered all over the pages of A Promise Given is truly remarkable and a testament to the world that Cox has been able to create." -- Paperback Paris

"A Promise Given is a well-told story which. . . had me immersed and wanting more. Well done!" ― Windy City Reviews

"Romantic and atmospheric, A Promise Given offers an intriguing glimpse into 1930s Chicago by weaving in authentic period details and exploring the social tensions of the day. The unlikely pairing of the Howards―two characters from very different worlds―provides a tender love story." ― Susanna Calkins, award-winning author of the Lucy Campion Historical Mysteries