The Promise of Rainbows (Dare River Series #4)

The Promise of Rainbows (Dare River Series #4)

by Ava Miles

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The Promise of Rainbows (Dare River Series #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of her Dare River series, this one was one of the best...keep reading...they can only get better.
WinnieL More than 1 year ago
I have loved all of Ava's books and was really looking forward to Jake and Susannah's story. Personally I enjoyed that story and even though I'm not exactly very spiritual, I did like how Ava brought in God and how He creates miracles. However, I think I have to point out that for those of you who are not very into Christianity, you may feel that compared to the other books by Ava, The Promise of Rainbows is very preachy so you may want to be prepared for it. Jake is a very tortured hero who is still suffering from PTSD. The horrors of PTSD and issues that many veterans face are strongly portrayed in the story and even for a person as I who has not suffered from PTSD found tears running down my cheeks as I experienced that pain that Jake felt. I'm really glad Ava touched on this sensitive and sad but very serious issue. I also loved the way the McGuiness family come together, to support each other and just to be there for each other. I had loved John Parker in The Chocolate Garden and how he supports his sisters in The Promise of Rainbows makes me love him even more. Ava's books touches on real life issues but also makes you believe in magic again. I think everyone needs that little magic in their lives. ** I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read. I look forward to reading more of your books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Opened my eyes to what our service men and women go through and felt the strength of God even stronger Thank you !!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. 286 pages of love, faith amd family valies. Veru inspiring.
BarbMar More than 1 year ago
I loved this book about Jake and Susannah! Not many books talk about PTSD and this brings home how many people have it. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Country Heaven first and really enjoyed it, so I began to read other books by this author. Some are good, others not so much. This book sounded good from the preview, however I was very disappointed by the plot and had a hard time finishing it. The serious issue presented was trivialized by the characters and the methods used to deal with it. Insulting to those who actually deal with PTSD.
cdeedrick More than 1 year ago
Loved the story of Jake and Sussanah, Ava Miles has become on of my favorite authors. I plan toread many more of her novels. I'm left inspire from each one I're read!
pncPC More than 1 year ago
what a powerful story! Ava Miles at her best. This book covers the topics of PTSD, love and critical thinking. I learned some new things and have a new respect for those suffering such trauma. Although I am not an ultra-religious person, I appreciate the insights provided and I loved the story of the main characters and their extended family. This book is a must read. As an editor, I was pleased to read such a good book. . "I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own."
KristenLaJ More than 1 year ago
Touching story - love her books and the continuing characters. So many important issues concerning PTSD - definitely a reality for so many people. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can never not love her books. They are beautifully written and heartfelt. Her books can have a heavy topic, such as PTSD in this book or domestic violence like her other book, but the way it is written lets you completely enjoy the romance but gets you thinking about the horrible things that people have to face in life. I cannot say enough about how amazing, and deeply touching her books are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read each and every one of Ava Miles' book, and now The Promise of Rainbows is one of my favorites. There is just something special in the love story of Jake and Susannah. I have read countless romance novels in my life, and so many times you just don't feel the connection between the characters. I must give a slight spoiler alert that the the ending conversations between Jake and Susannah were just about as romantic as you can get. In regards to Jake's PTSD, I give my regards to Ava for giving voice to this important issue that is in my opinion, not given enough attention to our brave soldiers suffering from it. PTSD is delved into even deeper in Kristin Hannah's Home Front.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
There is more than one strong emotional message in Ava Miles’ The Promise of Rainbows. Jake is a rising country music star. His songs all allow him to vocalize his feelings, his fears, doubts, guilt and even love. His hope, he can help heal others, too, but demons from his past as a soldier in battle will not let the grip of PTSD loosen. There is something special bout Susannah, she is like a beacon to his soul and he recognizes a woman who has suffered in her own life. What better way to get to know her than to hire her to give life to his home that is as barren as his heart? Is he grasping at straws or can Susannah breathe life into his heart? Can Susannah ignore their attraction or does she, too see a man who needs to be released from his personal prison with the key she may hold? The Promise of Rainbows combines the small town heart found within all of Ms. Miles’ works, as well as her ability to draw on more than physical attraction. Ms. Miles has carefully approached an all too real problem of PTSD and the victims it claims, no matter the cause. Follow along as two people reach out for the strength from many directions, be it by communicating via a spiritual belief, emotional attachments and the trust to open up about what is in their hearts. The Promise of Rainbows brings romance to the forefront as a major, yet not the only option for her two main characters to begin again and let the past go. Warm, heart-wrenching and realistic characters bring this tale to life with a plot that is magnetic. I received this copy from author, Ava Miles in exchange for my honest review. We have no personal attachment or business relationships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book adresses a topic that is far to common today. When Jake speaks about his past it is like you are there. Story touches deeper than PTSD and speaks of past hurt and surviving.
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maburge1 More than 1 year ago
Ava has impressed me once again with what I think is her best book yet. The true heart and emotion wrapped into the story of Jake and Susannah could not be more poignant. Jake is a retired military hero, who until now has found an outlet for his long suffering with PTSD in the country music world. Susannah, a talented interior decorator, is the innocent sister of JP, Jake’s longtime friend and song writing partner. Jake and Susannah collaborated on a past event benefiting victims of domestic abuse. Sparks flew then and they do once again when Jake finds the courage to ask for Susannah’s help decorating his house. Susannah’s trusting and caring spirit help Jake get the help his needs from Susannah’s mother Reverend Louisa. While getting to know Jake in order to properly decorate his home, Susannah finds a man she comes to admire and love despite his battles with the past. Can love and God’s promise of rainbows in the darkest of times, bring Susannah and Jake together? "I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own."
Mkewing01 More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Another wonderful release by Ava Miles! One of the things I love about Ava's writing is the emotion she brings out in the reader. The Promise of Rainbows took me through so many different emotions, which to me, is a great thing in a book! I laughed, I cried, I internally cheered for Jake and Susannah. PTSD is a tough subject to delve into and Ava did it with grace, truth and thoughtfulness. I thoroughly enjoyed The Promise of Rainbows and can't wait for the next Dare River book! I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
litgoddess More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this eBook from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review; I was not compensated for this review; all conclusions are my own. The Promise of Rainbows shares Jake and Susannah's story, the fourth in the Dare River series. Jake's struggling with PTSD as a war veteran, and he shares his feelings about the horrible experiences he's had in his country music as a rising star. Susannah, an intuitive and talented artist, manages to help Jake find his way back to his own true self. Their connection with each other is immediate, and we first encounter them in Fireflies and Magnolias, the 3rd book in the Dare River series. Even then, Jake and Susannah feel compelled to hold hands and that's where their connection begins. Only through Jake's commitment to keep working through his PTSD does he manage to find the strength and courage to open his heart fully to Susannah. Susannah assures Jake that one day, he'll be able to glory in the promise of rainbows, that peaceful moment when your faith is strong enough to acknowledge the difficult challenges you've experienced have made you into the person you are today. Significantly, Jake sees his first rainbow on the very day that he chooses to admit that he's got to live his life and that he's not solely responsible for all the ills in the world, including the death of his best friend Booker during the war. Also, it's great that PTSD was linked to domestic violence. That's an overlooked facet of domestic violence and neither situation--war or domestic violence--is considered to be worse than the other. Instead, Ava Miles chooses to continue using her fiction as a window to examining the human spirit.
Dzneychica More than 1 year ago
A fantastic new addition to the Dare River series! The latest in the Dare River Series, "The Promise of Rainbow" features Jake Lassiter, a military vet suffering from PTSD (who has become a country music star), and Susannah McGuinness, the interior designer he hired to decorate his house. At first meeting, they both felt a connection, which strengthened as they spent more time together. Though Jake was better, his PTSD was a roadblock for him, preventing him from moving forward with a relationship. After some therapy with a pastor (who happens to be Susannah's mama), he starts to open up more and takes a chance. The connection between Jake and Susannah deepens, and her belief in the promise of rainbows helps bring them through. This book is a beautiful, heartbreaking look at some of the terrors our heroes in the military come home with; and a testament to faith, grace, and pure love. Be sure to have tissues at the is moving beyond words in places. Please note: I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
Cindy724 More than 1 year ago
Hats off to Ava for writing this book about PTSD. This is her best book ever (so far). I love the way she told Jake's story about his troubles and what he thought of himself. That he wasn't worthy of Susannah's love. I had to keep my tissues handy because I cried through most of it. Thank you Ava for a wonderful book.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I just love the title and the message it means in the book. That there is always hope in the dark. This is one very powerful and emotional book. It really brings to light what veterans face when they come homes. The daily struggle of living with PTSD. Jake is a army veteran turned country singer who is struggling with PTSD. He's getting to the point he's losing hope, but there is a light to show him the way and that's Susannah. Jake is willing to get the help in order to have a future with Susannah. Susannah is exactly what Jake needs that person to give him love and support which his own family is not giving. There is one part in the book that is so heartbreaking and pushes Jake to the breaking point. Will Jake be able to see the promise of a rainbow? This book does have a different vibe then Ava's other books. It does deliver the message of God and deals with spiritual nature. It's good that she wove it into the book because it's a very important aspect in Susannah's life. Just a little heads up when reading it's a tad different then what I'm used to, but by no means is it not enjoyable. I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
IVY2 More than 1 year ago
This latest book from Dare River is heart warming. It makes you believe there is hope out there for those who suffer from PTSD. Jake is a country music star that has suffered for years from nightmares created by his experience in the Army while over seas. He believes there is no future to have a family due to the PTSD that plagues him. However, he has found a woman that may change all of that. Susannah, an interior decorator, has agreed to decorate Jake's home. They had previously worked together on a project that brought awareness to abused women, and sparks were already starting to fly. During this book, Jake and Susannah open up to one another about their pasts, beliefs and fears. Susannah's mother, who is a reverend, helps Jake realize that he is worthy of love of a woman and a future with a family. I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
This story is so wonderful I don't really have the words to tell you. Emotionally gripping and painful on your heart, it tells you the real side of PTSD as our male hero, now a singer and songwriter, deals with the mental issues of coming back from war. It is so fabulous, you will want to savor every written word. Just a wonderful story to cherish forever.