Promises by Michelle Lynn



Do you promise you’ll always be here for me?
It was a game they played, only it wasn’t a game. Maggie
Marks held on to Elijah’s childhood promises as a way of escaping a life that
was far from perfect. Elijah Lugo was her neighbor, her best friend, her
family. He was everything her parents refused to be, everything she needed. He
was her first kiss and a witness to more of her father’s drunken rants than she
could count. He was there at her wedding and then held her when it all fell
apart. Elijah was in love with her, but she was afraid loving him would
eventually mean losing him too.
They were no longer kids, pretending everything would work
out in the end.
When Maggie’s father reenters her life in an unexpected way,
revealing long held secrets, her world is turned upside down and she will need
Elijah more than ever.
A story of friendship and family. The promises you make and
the ones you keep.





Michelle Lynn fell in love with reading when she was a kid.
Every kind of book gripped her imagination. As she got a little older, she got
into series like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Currently, her favorite is
the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
Michelle is an escapist. She believes that a book can take
you anywhere and get you away from what’s going on in your own life. You can
disappear inside the pages and become a different person. Growing up, this
became more and more important for her as her life changed dramatically due to
an illness. It started when she was young and got worse over the years. Reading
is what helped her get through it. She’s still getting through it but it isn’t
as hard, mentally, as it once was. Like reading, writing provided her a needed
escape. Her dream is for her books to be able to do that for someone else. Life
is hard but this just makes it a little bit easier.
Reading and writing aren’t Michelle’s only vices as she
deals with the illness that has now become disabling. She’s also an avid hockey
fan. She lives in Florida but never misses a Columbus Blue Jackets game on TV.
Michelle also spends a lot of time with her family –
parents, two sisters, brother in-law, and niece. She’s also constantly
surrounded by animals – dog, 2 cats, a bird- that provide much needed comfort
and inspiration.
She has a college degree in business, economics, and
accounting but has to decide how to tie that to writing because that’s where he
passion lies now.



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