The Last Promise

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9780525946960: The Last Promise

Richard Paul Evans is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. Here, in his latest novel, he tells a love story about facing the greatest decision of all...choosing between the love for a child and romantic love.

When Eliana, still called Ellen by her close friends back in America, moved to Italy the future was bright with promise. Tuscany held magic in its sprawling vineyards, great food, and centuries of art. It was a life of the senses, perfect for a blossoming, talented young artist such as Eliana. Her family and friends back home all thought she had made the right choice in following her heart, and the man she fell in love with and married, back to his native country. In America, Eliana's story was that of a fairy tale.

But in Italy, in the small, rustic village nestled in the Chianti countryside, Eliana found her husband to be a very different man. Over time he distances himself from her, leaving Eliana to care for their young son, struggling with the asthma that threatens to take his life.

Although she longs for the romance she'd known in America, Eliana is happy as a mother and with the time she spends with her child; yet when fellow American Ross Story, a deeply thoughtful man with a mysterious passion for art, arrives at the same villa, a chance encounter causes Eliana and Ross to look at their lives anew. And with their discovery that individuals may change and grow, they can never forget that the bonds of family last forever.

In The Last Promise Richard Paul Evans spins a passionate, bittersweet tale about the fantastic joy and great sorrow life can throw our way. Rich and complex as a vintage Chianti wine, The Last Promise is in the end an uplifting, all-too-human tale about the magnificent power of true love.

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Richard Paul Evans is a number one New York Timesbestselling author. The Last Promise is his seventh novel.

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The beautiful and romantic story of Eliana focuses on an American trapped in a marriage to a philandering Italian who forces her to stay in Italy, or lose her son. Ross Story, another American, has moved to Italy "to escape a previous life," and when they fall in love, Eliana must make the impossible choice between her son and the man she loves. Jonathan Davis beautifully handles the long, complex sentences and the Italian phrases that add authenticity and texture to the story. His voice has a gentle, distinct touch, softening at the intimate, and rising in moments of joy or passion. The glorious Tuscan setting is a delicious bonus that will transport the listener. F.J.F. AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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