Sentence of Marriage by Shayne Parkinson

Sentence of Marriage

Promises to Keep #1

Shayne Parkinson

415 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction historical romance emotional slow-paced


In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who ...

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challenging 66%
dark 66%
sad 66%
emotional 33%
inspiring 33%
reflective 33%
relaxing 33%


medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 100%

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