The Promise Series
BOOK 1 – The Promised Land is AVAILABLE Now
Loretta was forced into an arranged marriage to a much older man who she did not love, by her strict Italian father. She suffered under his abusive control until World War II intervened and the handsome Italian Prisoner of War arrived on their farm in The Promised Land, NSW, Australia.
Their story of emotional conflict and forbidden love unfolded, and a child was born. When the war ended and he returned to Italy he made her a promise to return for her and their child. But her fairytale did not end the way she had hoped.
This is a story of love, betrayal and courage. Sometimes our destiny has a way of surprising us.
About the Author
Marianne Delaforce is an adventurous, brave, take-no-prisoners kind of woman with a big heart. Marianne grew up on a dairy farm at Telegraph Point, NSW. She has raised two sons and has two small grandchildren.
Marianne will have a go at anything if it interests her and believes if you’re not happy and don’t like what you’re doing, don’t whinge about it, change it! She can drive a road train, ride a motorbike, likes skydiving and bungy jumping.
She has worked as a shop assistant, waitress, axeman on the Forest Commission, sales rep, remote camp cook, furniture removalist and truck driver. She has owned and operated a transport company employing forty staff driving twelve trucks out of two depots, one each in NSW and NT. She has also owned and operated a Mediterranean restaurant on the riverbank of Port Macquarie. Over the past thirty-five years her real passion has been
singing and entertaining. She currently works as a marriage celebrant, produces videos and sings.
She sold her company and restaurant three years ago, packed up and took off on the adventure of a lifetime to find herself again on the “Free, Fabulous and 50 Tour”. Marianne has travelled Australia with her trusty blue heeler dog, Elly, by her side. Towing an off-road caravan with her Land Rover, they have made their way around Australia twice in that time, through the Gulf of Carpentaria, up to Cape York, across the Nullarbor, and have traversed both The Gibb River Road and The Outback Way, Australia’s longest shortcut.
The Promised Land is Marianne’s first novel and the first in the series “Promises”.
Beautiful Love Story
I enjoyed this book so much I was unable to put it down, story of true strength and courage , but such a beautiful love story Leigh Capararo
A Beautiful Read
I don’t normally read romance novels but The Promise Land was different. The romance between the characters was not smutty but romantically lovely. As someone who in the past has been through domestic violence I found I could relate to Loretta with her struggles, hopes and dreams. From start to finish each chapter kept me guessing plus silently wishing. I am looking forward to Book 2 in the series. A beautiful read
Loved - loved this book
I really enjoyed this read, I loved the honest, no nonsense way it was written, like a friend telling you a story. The story had me intrigued and I became totally involved, I cried and smiled – Loved it. Can’t wait for the next one, I need to see what happens next.