Book Review-Promise



Sarah Armstrong


Picture yourself.  You are a solid upstanding citizen with a good job and in a relationship with a like-minded person.  Then one day your world is turned upside down when a ‘family’ moves in next door.  It soon becomes obvious that both adults are using drugs.

However, it is not until the five year old daughter comes over to visit that your worries really commence.  You note human teeth marks on her leg, bruises on her body and she tells you that ‘Mummy did it’.  Of course you contact authorities.  Child welfare does nothing and the police visit antagonises the male, who is not the child’s father.  A few days later he is holding the five year old upside down and shaking her violently and promises to do worse if you call authorities again.

What would you do?  Abduct the girl?  Would you risk going to jail for the sake of a five year old girl?

That is exactly what Anna does.  She takes five year old Charlie and leaves town.  Anna and Charlie head for the bush.  They find refuge in a sparsely populated area with little connection to the outside world.  In this environment they are safe.  For a while!

All stories need an end and I am not prepared to reveal how this one ends.

I listened to this story and need to give the narrator a pat on the back on the back.  I have often stated that the narrator can make or break an audio book.  Leith McPherson’s narration of Promise made the book so enjoyable.   Characters were easily identifiable by ‘their’ voices.   A big plus when listening to audio books while driving.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk26


Odd Ball

Week 26, 2017


This was not the first roadside collection of

undetonated ammunition.

 We were told that this is only a ‘couple of weeks worth’

of undetonated or dud ammunition.

It was the first hand grenade we sighted.

I did hear a member of the group state

that it still had the pin in it.

I did not inspect any closer to verify this statement


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Week-26









Week 92


I found this week’s theme a hard one to get my head around.

Then I remembered stories of how all

World War I Cemeteries and Monuments

were cared for during World War II…

and I wondered if the ghosts of

the Great War had a hand

in protecting these Sacred Grounds.


Pic and Word Challenge: 92 Ghosts


When I think of Vision…

Twelve months ago, I had been told that my

right eye would have its vision impaired

if radiated, or biopsied and the best thing to do

was remove it. 

The yellow pigment was initially diagnosed as

an A-typical melanoma.

After a regime of test during Autumn 2016 the diagnosis

was revised and in 2017 I still have vision in my right eye,

even though the look of it has not changed.


Thursday’s Special: Vision




Black and White Challenge:



My focus is on pairs this week.

A pair of plaques at Lochnagar Crater

at La Boisselle, near Albert,

on the Somme, France.

The Australian and French flags at Bullecourt.


 Memorial plaques near Bullecourt


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Pairs