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The Reckless Oath We Made

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The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood
Aug 20, 2019 | 448 Pages
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“Leave it to Bryn Greenwood to find loyalty and love in a world that seems devoid of both….Captivating, complex, and relentless, the story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read, the chance to take a journey we’d never dare in real life, one that changes our perspective forever.”
—Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader
“Unforgettable…Greenwood depicts an unconventional romance with honesty and tenderness. [This] upside-down contemporary fairy tale captivates with its wonderfully inventive storytelling and its compassionately drawn, flawed characters.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Bryn Greenwood’s quirky, page-turning love story…is mesmerizing from its opening pages to resonant end… The Reckless Oath We Made illuminates a life of struggle in middle America and examines how incarceration, poverty and mental illness affect families for generations.”
BookPage (starred review)

“The inventiveness of the plot is nicely matched by the richness of the characters, as the unlikely duo of Zee and Gentry prepares for the battle of their lives.”

“[A] gritty, unorthodox fairy tale about a tough Kansas woman, a surprise abduction, and her knight in shining armor.” 

“A gorgeously-written hypnotic novel….Greenwood is an enormously talented writer, whose stunning prose and uniquely gritty and sympathetic characters completely captivated me.”
—Jillian Cantor, author of Margot
“Lyrical yet gritty. . . Greenwood is an exquisite storyteller, using multiple narratives to effortlessly bring to life characters that are complex, flawed, generous, and utterly human, and Gentry and Zee’s tender, unusual romance is drawn in sweetly delicate strokes. Readers will be enchanted by this compassionate, winning novel.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A love story about two total misfits that will challenge you. Perfect for book clubs.”

“For an unconventional love story, read: The Reckless Oath We Made.”

“An improbable alliance and an unlikely hero will capture your heart…[as] several captivating narratives push and pull at one another, stretching loyalties to the brink of destruction. You won’t be able to put down this mesmerizing novel.” 
—Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of The Good Widow

“A rough-around-the-edges Kansas woman and a true-to-life knight meet in unexpected circumstances, sparking an unusual story of love and companionship.”
Palm Beach Post
“This novel is one to reread and treasure. I loved every word.”
—Barbara Claypole White, author of The Perfect Son
“A truly unforgettable tale that redefines what it means to be heroic. Your inner phoenix will roar!”
—Therese Walsh, author of The Moon Sisters

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