A Soldier's Promise (Crystal Lake #2) by Laura Scott

A Soldier's Promise (Crystal Lake #2)

Reeling from a broken engagement that resulted in a small town scandal, ER nurse Julie Crain just wants to be left alone over the Fourth of July Holiday weekend. But when single dad, Derek Ryerson and his young daughter need a place to stay to recuperate from a car accident, Julie can't ignore their plight. She knows she needs to protect her heart, but little Lexi needs love and support. But soon she realizes the former soldier has a secret that ...

Details A Soldier's Promise (Crystal Lake #2)

TitleA Soldier's Promise (Crystal Lake #2)
Release DateMay 25th, 2013
PublisherLaura Iding
GenreRomance, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Christian

Reviews A Soldier's Promise (Crystal Lake #2)

  • Joleen
    Nurse Julie takes in a man and his daughter who have no place to go, not knowing he's running from something. What starts as Derek and Lexie staying in the apartment she owns next to her (as he waits for the insurance to replace the car someone plowed into) turns into him helping with her remodel and staying a while. But with his secret and her being burned by a guy recently, both are leery of each other. But little Lexie has grabbed ahold of her...
  • Sheila Holmes
    Just a delightful read. Read it quickly too. I can recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys sweet love stories.
  • Sally
    A Soldier’s PromiseBy: Laura ScottI loved this romance! Julie and Derek must learn to let go of their past and trust God to help them make the right decisions. Can they open their hearts and trust each other? Julie Crain is a nurse at Hope County Hospital in Crystal Lake. She was engaged and then found out he was having an affair. She wants the truth and can’t handle someone lying to her. When she finds out Derek hasn’t told her the whole t...
  • Faith
    This was a good, not too long, read. It was a free ebook, the title caught my interest, so I got it...and started it...and soon found myself dragged into the story!! :) Julie is a single nurse working in the ER, where she meets mysterious, veteran and single dad Derek and his young, quiet daughter, Lexi. Julie is dealing with some grief and other things, and offers Derek and his daughter a place to stay. Derek is hiding something which eventually...
  • Denise Swanson
    Nice sweet romance. Faith based but not overwhelmingly so. Great heroine.
  • Birgit
    Derek Ryerson, on the flight with his young daughter Lexie from a custody battle with the child's grandparents, finds refuge with ER Nurse Julie, who offers shelter to them after they had been involved in an accident. Although sparks fly between the two adults, Julie is still too cautious after a relationship that broke her heart, and Derek does not trust anyone with his secret.All in all, a heartwarming story, with very likeable characters, good...
  • Cynthia
    BeautifulA accident brings them together. But a little girls helps bring them closer. A wonderful continuation of the series. Derek & his little girl are hurt in accident and Julie gets assigned to work on dad in the ER. His friends girl is scared. But Julie helps calm the little girl but ends up helping them as much as they help her.
    This story had a great deal of ups and downs. For him to come out of the service to rescue his daughter from her grandparents, the loss of his live in that he had wanted to marry. The fact that he was doing all he could to be with his daughter only to end up in the hospital because a guy ran a red light. The nurse was his salvation. I don't want to say anymore so that I don't ruin the story. Great read look forward to reading more on your works.S...
  • Lili
    Short and sweet.Glad there are more books from Crystal Lake. Sweet and short but Laura that is the only reason for the four stars. Love a book of faith and you never laid it on too thick, and I liked that you addressed that our soldiers aren't prepared for "normal" society after serving their time in terrible situations. Thank you.
  • Hanna
    Unusual Take on ThemeI thought I knew what was going to happen in this well-written book, but it surprised me. Besides its unusual twist, this book had likeable, multidimensional characters, interesting action, and a sense of place. Another plus was that secrets didn't fester too long, a tactic lesser authors use to increase the word count. Well worth reading.
  • Amy Haas
    This book was a lot better than the first in the series. It had more depth and the characters were more believable and relatable. Also the story wasn't rushed like the first. I think it was the perfect length to the short story. I am really enjoying the Christian aspect of the books and I smile when God is mentioned. Its a nice change.
  • Karen Loomis
    So heartwarming to find a clean, Christian romance with a good story. Really enjoyed the story and Julie's Christian lifestyle that everyone could learn from. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
  • Sue Elledge
    What a wonderful book of a man who loved his daughter. Tragedy , unhappy and fear are replaced with love , joy and a new family filled with love.Find out what trust in God can do for you when you put your faith in him. Love says it all.
  • Sue
    A Soldier's Promise is a sweet story and a very quick read. There is nothing really new here - a young woman with a wounded heart meets a young man with a daughter and a wounded heart. Some of the decisions strain credibility (letting a complete stranger live on the other side of your duplex while you leave your side unlocked, thinking you can land a job while on the run, bringing your new female friend to meet the parents of the dead mother of y...
  • Dewey Carroll Brackett
    A beautiful story of love slowly growingI enjoyed this beautiful love story that grows into a lovely family of three. What started out as a person who tries to help a father and daughter out of an accident, befriending them and slowly they grow to love one another.
  • Mary Beth
    ER nurse Julie Crain just wants to be left alone over the Fourth of July Holiday weekend. But when single dad, Derek Ryerson and his young daughter need a place to stay to recuperate from a car accident.
  • Stella Lynne Thomas
    Intriguing storyI enjoyed this book. The characters were very realistic. The plot held my attention. I am looking forward to reading more of this author's work.
  • Kelly
    Couldn’t finish it
  • April Angle
    Book review Very contemporary easy to read, kept my interest till the end I would enjoy reading her whole series her books have inspiration
  • Jan Mcleod
    Excellent story and well told. Main characters are an ER nurse; Gabe, a patient in ER who had been in an auto accident, and his 6 year old daughter.Very enjoyable and I recommend it.
  • Debra
    Very good! This was my first book to read by Laura Scott now I’m hooked. Highly recommend.
  • luayne
    OkNice story. Easy and quick to read. No surprises. Not too preachy. Any age from 14 up can read and understand.
  • Tammy Vaughn
    There still are clean romances.I loved this book. Great story for a romance. It was believable to real life. I hope to get the rest of the series.
  • Janie Winsell
    A Soldier's Promise by Laura Scott is a Contemporary Christian Romance.Julie is a broken-hearted nurse in Crystal Lake Wisconsin. She's lost a niece, sister-in-law, mother, father, and her fiancé ran back to his old girlfriend, leaving her in a world of painful gossip. She has no intentions of putting her heart back on the line until she meets Derek and his daughter Lexi.Derek is a retired soldier trying to put his civilian life back together wh...
  • Wanda
    This is a Christian based love story set in the ficticious town of Crystal Lake. Julie, an ER nurse is on duty when Derek and his six year old daughter Lexi are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Having no one in town, Derek accepts Julie's offer of them staying in her vacant townhouse. She lives in it's twin next store and has been renovating the vacant one. To repay her kindness, Derek works on the renovations. One thing leads to another and...
  • KB
    4 starsI purchased the short story A Soldier's Promise : Crystal Lake Series book 2 by Laura Scott and this review was given freely.The continued crimes of the Hinkle men , the ER staff and Julie link this sweet Christian short story to Healing Her Heart. Larissa's friend and ER Nurse Julie meets former Army soldier and single dad Derek after a July 4th weekend accident caused by Tommy Hinkle. This is a story of finding love and returning to Fait...
  • Britney
    A Soldier’s Promise is a heartwarming story of hope and faith! Laura Scott does an excellent job of writing stories that are engaging and entertaining, as well as uplifting. The medical scenes in A Soldier’s Promise are masterfully written and immediately draw the reader into the drama. I enjoyed the complexity of the characters and delighted in the love story that evolved.A Soldier’s Promise is the second book in the Crystal Lake series. I...
  • Maritza
    Julie is a nurse who has been hurt before, and meets Derek in the ER after a accident with his daughter Lexi. They have no where to go, so Julie offers half of her duplex, that she is renovating. Derek is hiding the truth about why they have nowhere to go, but by the time Julie finds out, she has already fallen for him. Very cute story! The length of these books in this series is not very long, but the author does a great job developing character...
  • Eliza Daly
    A Soldier’s Promise is a feel-good and uplifting story about a father’s fight to keep his daughter after her mother has died. Both Derek and Julie need to learn to trust each other to do what is best for his daughter Lexi. My heart broke for Derek and Lexi over all the challenges they endured before they finally found a happy ending. I love this Crystal Lake series set in a close-knit community in small town U.S.A. Where the characters are al...
  • Elizabeth Fiscus
    Heartfelt BookThis book was about second chances and Julie and Derek trusting in God to lead them to where He wants them to be. I loved the fact that Julie is a nurse and the medical nature in the book since I am also a nurse so I could definitely relate to the story line. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a clean love story!