Waterbrook Multnomah Value Fiction Blog Tour and Review: Yesterday's Promise (East of the Sun, Book 2) by Linda Lee Chaikin

Yesterday's Promise (East of the Sun, Book 2)
by Linda Lee Chaikin
Copyright 2004, 2010
Waterbrook Press
370 pages
ISBN: 978-0-307-45875-9

From the publisher:
He fought to seek his fortune.
Would he lose a greater treasure: the love he left behind?

As the son of the squire of Grimston Way, aristocrat Rogan Chantry has fought hard to win his independence from Sir Julien Bley and the British South Africa Company. Now, his pursuit of a mysterious deposit of gold, marked on a map willed to him by his murdered uncle, Henry Chantry, is challenged by a new complication: the impending British colonization of South Africa. Can Sir Rogan find the gold in the midst of escalating tensions among the native tribesmen, the missionaries sent to win them, and the new colonists?

Meanwhile, Evy Varley, the woman Rogan loves back in England, is headed for a brave yet dangerous confrontation with Henry’s killer–but at what price? With so much against Rogan and Evy, a reunion seems improbable, if not impossible. Can yesterday’s promise hold them faithful to the hope of future freedom and a victorious love.

My Review:
I first became a fan of author Linda Chaikin when I first read book 1 in the East of the Sun series, Tomorrow's Treasure and ever since I've been wanting to read Yesterday's Promise and Today's Embrace. Thanks to Waterbrook Press re-releasing this series through their Value Fiction line I had the opportunity to FINALLY read Yesterday's Promise.

Yesterday's Promise is the continuing story of Evy Varley and Rogan Chantry as they each seek to find the answers of their pasts so they can move on with their futures. This book like the first is split between 19th century South Africa and England. The scenery in this book is wonderful. I could actually picture the Big Hole, where diamond mining took place as well as the African wilderness. Rogan Chantry is still as roguish as ever and you can't help but cheer him on as he stands up to Julien Bly in his determination to find the late Henry's gold mine. Evy Barley has her own problems back in England and you can't help but wonder if she is ever going to find out who her father really is! Since I have already read Tomorrow's Tresure I already knew who he was but I just wanted everything out in the open! This is more of a whodunit than a romance in my opinion but it is still really good! I can't wait to read Today's Embrace, the conclusion to Rogan and Evy's story!

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*I received my free review copy from Waterbrook Multnomah.*


  1. Oh, Linda Chaikin is an old fav...still haven't read this series though. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. This sounds like something you would love! It kinda reminds me of MaryLu's books.

    Thanks for another great review! :)


  3. Sounds good--I added Tomorrow's Treasure to my wishlist :)

  4. I hadn't heard of this author before reading your post. Thanks for a great review and intro to Linda Chaikin.

  5. Thanks for this review. Sounds like a good one.

    I'm adding your blog to my blogroll!

  6. Great review, Renee!! This one looks good!

  7. Hi ladies! Thank you for visiting today! This is a really great series so far! I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it. (-:

    XOXO~ Renee


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