Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Virtual Book Tour, Giveaway & Review: "Heartbroken Promises 2" by Sherry Shumard

Heart Broken Promises 2
Author: Sherry Shumard
Publisher: PublishAmerica
Genre: Fiction, Romance

About the Book: (from Pump Up Your Book)

Heartbroken Promises 2: Vicky Wainright decides to visit Jake’s Island so she can be close to her sister Miranda. She is offered a nanny job by Jordan a very handsome and eligible bachelor who is raising his son by himself. She meets her sister’s waiter Noah and is quickly torn between loving him and Jordan. She gets kidnapped while babysitting along with Jordan’s son Derrick and her sister believes that Noah was one of the kidnappers. How will she feel about Noah after she finds out the truth? Will Derrick and her be rescued or be killed?

My Thoughts:

"Heartbroken Promises 2" appears to be the second in a series of books. Since I didn't read the first, I felt like I missed  out on a lot of information about the main character and her family. I was somewhat overwhelmed with the storyline and am guessing it was because of not reading the first book.

This is a short novel of only 78 pages and is crammed full of action and romance. I think the storyline was very interesting, but too short for my liking. I like a book to allow me to linger and get to know the characters much more intimately. That didn't happen here. I didn't get involved with the characters and was overwhelmed with how fast things moved between the main character and the men in her life. It is very possible that the first book holds the key and would explain why things take place in the time frame it did. As a stand alone, this book just didn't work for me.

Parental note: Contains sexual scenes.

About Sherry Shumard:

I love to read and write books. I'm the published author of a series of books titled: Heartbroken Promises, Heartbroken Promises 2 and I'm currently working on Heartbroken Promises 3. The books are available on http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.booksamiilion.com/, and http://www.bn.com/ just to name a few. I plan on writing many more books since I have a lot of ideas on what I want to write about. My dream is to someday soon see my books come to life as a movie or a televison series-That would be great if it did happen. I'm married and have 3 children and 2 pets.


Sherry has been kind enough to offer a copy of her book to one lucky reader of this blog.

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Contest ends June 11, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If no response, another winner will be drawn. Book will be shipped directly from the author

Book was provided by Pump Up Your Book for me to honestly review.


  1. Thanks Just One More Paragraph for hosting Sherry on her virtual book tour.

  2. Thanks for reviewing my book with honesty. I appreciate the information about having the book too fast paced. I promise to slow things down in my future books. It's important to get reader's insight so I can take the advice and apply it in my books. It is difficult touring with a second book in a series because of the fact that the first book wasn't read but I did give some insight into some of the previous happenings from the first book. In the future book in the series I plan on wrapping things up that I left undone in the second novel, though and it will definitely contain more pages to read than the second one.

    Sherry D. Shumard
    Author of: Heartbroken Promises 2

  3. Please include me! thanks

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