The Last Promise

The Last Promise

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
Having followed her new husband to his native home in rustic Tuscany, Eliana distracts herself from her marital disappointments by caring for her asthmatic son and finds herself reevaluating her life when she meets a fellow art lover, American Ross Story. 450,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Having followed her new husband to his native home in rustic Tuscany, Ellana distracts herself from her marital disappointments by caring for her asthmatic son, and reevaluates her life when she meets American art lover Ross Story.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2002
ISBN: 9780525946960
0525946969
Branch Call Number: FIC Evans
Characteristics: viii, 290 p.

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scsessarego
Dec 21, 2016

Very different from his other works, I honestly thought it was from a different author! Amazing descriptions of Italian food, culture and landscapes.

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wmtlady
Sep 03, 2016

Except for The Christmas Box, I have enjoyed this book of RPEvans the most. The characters are well-developed and believable and I fully invested myself emotionally into the story, loving the ending and wishfully believing it might be true.

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schaaj01
Apr 27, 2016

Great love story!

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prettypie
Aug 06, 2010

A good love story that could happen. An excellent description of Italy and Italian food.

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Danny
Dec 31, 2009

Nice read, especially fine descriptions of Florence and surroundings, and art references.

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