Weekend Reads: A Sapphire Promise by Sally Brandle

Enjoy a historical romance this weekend!


1938 Batavia, Java.

Threats of war brings them together. The Japanese invasion tears them apart. 

A true story of trust, hope, and enduring love.


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About the Book

Loyalty to family. Trusting instincts. The ugly truth of survival. These virtues are deeply embedded in a mature Dutch teenager, Annika Wolters. Her attributes prove useful as she navigates typical coming-of-age insecurities and a blossoming romance with a handsome lieutenant in 1939 Batavia, Java. 

Nothing prepares her for the distress of Hitler’s attacks on European countries followed by Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor, toppling her idyllic life in the Dutch East Indies colonial society and separating her from the man she loves. Uplifting events from a true story showcase how determination, nursing basics, and language skills keep a young woman and her mother alive in the worst Japanese internment camp in the Pacific. If you admire clever women and unfailing love in a tropical wartime setting, you will be captivated by Sapphire Promise.  


About Sally

Multi-award winning author Sally Brandle weaves slow-burning romance into edgy suspense, motivating readers to trust their instincts. Growing up as a tomboy alongside brothers prepared her to work in a male-centric industry, raise sons, and create action packed stories featuring strong women. She thrives on creating unintentional heroines who conquer their vulnerabilities and partner with heroes to outwit cunning villains. Penning Iris’s story presented a challenge to stay true to her life while portraying the colonial aspect of A Sapphire Promise in a sensitive manner. Research and consultations with a variety of experts is her way of checking facts. Her rescued Tuxedo cat, Shepherd dog, and Blue Heeler are her companions during long spells of writing or bouts of tormenting weeds in her garden. Afternoons she often spends riding on the wind with her thirty-one years young Quarter Horse.


Connect with Sally

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Other Books by Sally

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1 comment

  1. Thank you, Madelyn for supporting authors. Sapphire Promise just hit #1 New Release for eBooks in an Amazon category! And so your readers know, I offer a double their money back guarantee (to their favorite charity) on all of my books. I hope everyone enjoys a peaceful Memorial Day weekend.


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