'When a promise kept means a life is broken …

Tessa De Santis’s child-free marriage in inner-city Sydney is ordered and comfortable, and she likes it that way.

When tragedy strikes and her childhood friend Skye Whittaker dies, Tess is bound to honour a promise to become foster-mother to Skye’s ten-year-old daughter, Grace, changing her life irrevocably.

Leaving her husband and successful career behind, Tess travels to an isolated property where the realities of her friend’s life – and death – hit hard. The idyllic landscape and an unexpected form of therapy ease her fears, and her relationship with Grace begins to blossom.

But a secret from her earlier life with Skye refuses to remain hidden, and Tess is forced into a decision that will either right the wrongs of the past, or completely destroy her future.'

I adored this book.

This is one of those rare books that draws you in from the first page. I was completely engrossed in this book and I didn't want to put it down.

The story takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster, where you laugh and cry and laugh again. Very few books are able to walk to line between heartwarming and heartbreaking, but Cross My Heart perfectly captures both of these feelings.

Pamela Cook has created amazing characters in this book. They are raw and human, and you cant help but connect with them. I honestly felt like I was living this story with these amazing characters instead of just reading it.

As for the writing in this book, it was breathtaking. Not only were the emotions of the characters palpable, the descriptions were breathtaking, with an almost cinematic quality to them.

I honestly don't have a bad word to say about this book. I will be revisiting this wonderful novel many times in the future.

Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook is a must read for everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker