Samuel Lowe is attracted to the young Margret Scott, passionate about freedom, and in the British army. Doesn’t sound like it will work, does it? Somehow Amber Miller got it to turn out all right when she wrote her new book Deceptive Promises. The heroine, Margret Scott, is the daughter of Elanna Hanssen whose story is told in Quills & Promises.
This book was different in that it stretches over a period of years. It kept a good pace and I was not confused about the timeline. It’s packed with history of a young America, and interspersed with glimpses of normal farm life.
Is deception fair in wartime? Margret Scott must deal with this question as she finds herself attracted to the enigmatic Samuel Lowe. As the tensions grow between the colonists and the British soldiers and loyalists, Margret cannot always tell where Samuel’s loyalties lie.
Samuel’s duties have him working for both sides of this war, and he often finds himself torn between what is right and what is wrong. He promises Margret she can trust him, and Margret promises him she does. But can promises born in deception be trusted? Can a relationship built in uncertainty survive?