The Promise Series
BOOK 1 – The Promised Land
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 three 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 Forestry 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”.
Looking forward to book 3
I loved, I laughed, I cried….a good book brings out emotion and this one sure did. Looking forward to the next book xx
The Promised Land – Great story Marianne, couldn’t put the book down. I did have trouble reading at times through the tears. Looking forward to book 2.
Broken Promises – I loved this book, sad to put the story line to a lovely friend and her family but I thoroughly enjoyed it I could not put it down till I finished it Could not wait for her next book to be realised Great read thank you CAGHY
Promised Land – I love this kind of romance story line Easy to loose yourself for a few hours and totally enjoy a book. Think of the person you know and relating to there lives sad and happy times. Can not wait for the sequels to this book CAGHY
Can't wait for next book
I loved getting lost in this story. Makes it all the more amazing knowing the characters are real. Thanks to Marianne for sharing this book. Life happens and the strong make the best of a situation which Loretta certainly did. I cant wait to read the next book and find out what happens to Rose!
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 CHEZ2
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.