Item description for Promise Me Always (The Pinky Promise Sisterhood, Book 1) (Truly Yours Romance Club #6) by Christine Lynxwiler...
Overview Thirty-five-year-old widow Allie Richards has always dreamed of having her own landscaping business. After losing her job, Allie's Pinky Promise girlfriends convince her to enter Shady Grove's Beautiful Town Landscaping Competition. The prize? The town's landscaping and maintenance contract. But there's a hitch. Every move Allie's ragtag crew makes will be featured in the reality segment of a local TV show. Armed with only a green thumb and a motley crew of helpers, does Allie have any chance of surviving the hype and making her dream a reality? Daniel Montgomery, the man behind the camera, is after more than just a story. Will he be satisfied with anything less than Allie's heart?
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
Series Pink Promise Sisterhood
Series Number 1
ISBN 1597893552 ISBN13 9781597893558
Availability 0 units.
More About Christine Lynxwiler
Award-winning author Christine Lynxwiler and her family live in the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains in their home state of Arkansas.
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PROMISE ME ALWAYS Sep 4, 2008
PROMISE MY ALWAYS is the first book in The Pinky Promise Sisterhood Series. Of course, I didn't know that when I read ALONG CAME A COWBOY, the second book in the series. And since I enjoyed that one, I decided to take a step back and read book one as well. I'm glad I did. PROMISE ME ALWAYS is a fast read with fun characters and a unique premise wrapped around a typical plot. Allie Richards is a widowed mother of two. When she is laid off from her job, she decides to follow her dream and open her own landscaping business. Unfortunately, the bank is not as enthusiastic as she is. When she fails to secure a loan, she enters the Shady Grove beautification contest - first prize- the city landscape contract, a new truck, and prize money. Now, all she needs is a staff to take on her adventurous project. No problem. Her Pinky Sisterhood friends jump in with love, support, and spade in hand. Everything seems to be going as planned, until she realizes Daniel Montgomery, will be following her around with a camera to document her progress for the local reality show. Daniel is the high school bad boy who's returned to his hometown as a changed man, or has he? Other than being the reality show cameraman, he rides a Harley, owns the new local coffee shop hangout, and desires to be an author. Though Allie is attracted to Daniel, she ignores her feelings. She knows the next man she marries has to be a dependable, stable, father figure to her impressionable young girls, not a rebel turned daydreamer. Daniel's pursuit of Allie, challenges her determination to remain nothing more than friends. PROMISE ME ALWAYS is a fun, carefree story. Predictable, but hey, most romances are. A good read.
Christine Lynxwiler does it again!! Apr 21, 2008
I've been reading her books since I started reading Heartsong Presents series of books. Christine Lynxwiler is one of my favorite authors!! She's done it again with this new series!! It's not just about romance, but deals realistically with other issues and shows the importance of friendships and how much we all need good dependable friends. I look forward to reading more of this series!! Thanks Christine!!
Just lovely! Sep 10, 2007
Shady Grove's resident widow, Allie Richards isn't keen to face another birthday to remind her what could have been. Trying to provide for her young daughters and the loss of her job forces Allie to tentatively reach for a dream, to own a successful landscaping business. When the bank fails to come to the party with a loan, Allie is talked into entering the Beautiful Town Landscaping Competition by Lark, Rachel & Victoria, her friends from childhood aka the Pinky Promise Sisterhood.
Winning the competition will enable her to establish her business and hold the Shady Grove landscaping contest but it comes with a catch. The contestants will have their movements filmed for a reality program for Shady Grove's local TV station, hosted by the spiteful Blair Winchester with the assistance of cameraman and former Shady Grove bad boy, Daniel Montgomery. It seems Allie may have more to lose than she thinks!
Promise Me Always is the perfect antidote for a gloomy day! Filled with humour, poignancy and delightful characters, Christine Lynxwiler has created a town and characters begging for you to meet them. The Sisterhood are erstwhile friends, each with their own difficulties but bound together by their past and their faithful commitment to love and support each other. While a romantic comedy at heart, Christine adds depth to her characters with snippets of back story. I particularly enjoyed the difficult relationship between Allie and her brother Adam which develops throughout the book. I am looking forward to more of the Pinky Promise Sisters as the series continues.
Mom-Lit at its BEST! A must read for Summer Romance Jun 23, 2007
Promise Me Always By Christine Lynxwiler
I love to be romanced. Come on ladies, I know I'm not alone here.
Well, that's exactly what author Christine Lynxwiler did for me with her novel Promise Me Always.....
From the moment I opened to page one, I was hooked on her writing. Lynxwiler tells a story of a group of girlfriends who have known each other since childhood. But now, life is throwing them curve balls. They are sometimes a lot like each other, and many times very different.
But through all the ups and downs, they stick together.
Promise Me Always tells the story of thirty-five-year-old widow Allie Richards who has always dreamed of having her own landscaping business. After losing her job, Allie's Pinky Promise girlfriends convince her to enter Shady Grove's Beautiful Town Landscaping Competition.
The prize? The town's landscaping and maintenance contract. But there's a hitch. Every move Allie's ragtag crew makes will be featured in the reality segment of a local TV show. Armed with only a green thumb and a motley crew of helpers, does Allie have any chance of surviving the hype and making her dream a reality? Daniel Montgomery, the man behind the camera, is after more than just a story. Will he be satisfied with anything less than Allie's heart?
I am about half way through this novel, and am completely addicted. I am in love with the characters; they have become a part of me. I want Allie to succeed. I want her to get the "guy."
This story draws you so deep in that as a busy mother of 4 myself, I am sneak-reading. I grab 5-10 minutes everywhere I can just to get a few more pages in.
What I am most excited about is that Promise Me Always is the first in the Pinky Promise Sisterhood Series...I can't wait to see what comes next form this exciting mom-lit author.
If you want a GREAT summer read, grab a copy of Promise Me Always, and let me know how you fit in your sneak-reading, busy mom! Because I guarantee you will be HOOKED!!!!
Enjoy the Journey, Trish (Psalm 118:24) Author ofThe Great American Supper Swap - Solving the Busy Woman's Family Dinnertime DilemmaRattled: Surviving Your Baby's First Year Without Losing Your Cool
Perfect read for spring! Apr 25, 2007
Love is in the air! And more than love may be "blossoming" for Allie Richards. Allie is a thirty five year old widowed mother of two. She has just been "released" from her job and is hoping to start up her own landscaping business. Unfortunately things don't seem to be falling into place for her. That is until fate intevenes in the form of her "Pinky Promise" sisters who suggest she enter a landscaping contest where the grand prize inculdes $7500, a brand-new truck with her company's logo, and a contract to do the town's landscaping for a year.
Allie focuses on winning; she needs to win, she needs the money. Focusing on one thing tends to let others go to the wayside- and Allie is sacrificing a lot in hopes of achieving this dream.
As an added bonus, her high school-bad boy crush is back in town and as handsome as ever. But is Allie ready to open her heart to love...again?
Promise Me Always is a sweet story. You root for Allie the whole time and hope that she can work out all her problems. You really want her to succeed. You want her to fall in love with the dreamy man with the gorgeous eyes... Sigh...
Overall a great read- kept me glued to my chair until I finished; luckily, it was a quick read. I loved Ms. Lynxwiler's writing style- very honest, realistic (except for the overused "shugah"s and "y'all"s), breezy, and fun. It often made me smile (ok, part of me wishing for my own dreamy man)... Here's hoping there are more installments of the Pinky Promise Sisterhood!