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  • Location: Scotland

The Forbidden Promise

The Forbidden Promise

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1940, 2020: Can one promise change the fate of two women decades apart?

  • ISBN: 978-0008321888
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Scotland, 1940

War rages across Europe, but Invermoray House is at peace – until the night of Constance’s 21st birthday, when she’s the only person to see a Spitfire crash into the loch. Rescuing the pilot and vowing to keep him hidden, Constance finds herself torn between duty to her family and keeping a promise that could cost her everything.


Kate arrives in the Highlands to turn Invermoray into a luxury B&B, only to find that the estate is more troubled than she’d imagined. But when Kate discovers the house has a dark history, with Constance’s name struck from its records, she knows she can’t leave until the mystery is solved . .

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Inverary/Invermoray

Invermoray and Invermoray House in the novel are fictional but they could be in Inveraray as they sound similar and you could go to the latter and pretend. It’s also on great loch – Loch Fyne so you can imagine the scenery and the setting both during wartime and in present day.

The estate is revealed in both 1940s and the present day. In the present day, Kate has been hired as a PR representative t improve the estate and bring it back to life. It’s to be turned into a luxury travel location. With the remote and stunning setting, and the grand hall, rooms and hidden corners, not to mention the gardens, it really is a place you would want to go.


The place where Constance and her family live in the grand house. She witnesses a Spitfire crash into the loch. She jumps in to help pilot who is struggling to survive. The events of that evening have tragic consequences on the next two generations of the family.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Forbidden Promise

Destination: Scotland  Author/Guide: Lorna Cook  Departure Time: 1940s, 20019

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