Promises to Keep

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Tachyon Publications, 2011 - Fiction - 192 pages
53 Reviews

With the help of a mentor and an anonymous benefactor, Jilly Coppercorn has overcome abuse, addiction, and a stint in juvie. Though she still struggles to stay clean, she has found safety and love in a newly formed family that includes her loyal best friend, a lovely artist, and her caseworker. Temptation comes knocking, however, when her best friend from the bad old days rides in on a motorcycle and takes Jilly to a beautiful, mysterious city full of wonderful opportunities. It seems perfect at first, until Jilly discovers that it was a one-way trip—and she still has unfinished business in Newford. At turns playful and serious, this urban fantasy introduces de Lint’s most enduring character and grapples with the realities of life-changing choices.

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Review: Promises to Keep (Newford #21)

User Review  - LC - Goodreads

This was, as usual, a fun read with some deeper moments [abuse triggers, in case anyone needs a notice]. It wasn't quite as intense as many of his other works, but a good read, nonetheless. Read full review

Review: Promises to Keep (Newford #21)

User Review  - Sam Colloff - Goodreads

this isn't one of my favourites by de lint, but to be honest I find even my less favourites of his are some of the better books I've read, and the better ones of his are among the best I've read. to ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Charles de Lint is the bestselling author of more than 60 adult, YA, and children's books, including The Blue Girl, Moonheart, The Onion Girl, and Widdershins. He is a reviewer for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and the recipient of the World Fantasy, YALSA, Crawford, and Aurora Awards. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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