Promise of Departure
L.W. Montgomery
UNLIMITED BOOK ☆ Promise of Departure - by L.W. Montgomery
Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PMBy L.W. Montgomery

A broken mechanic packs his motorcycle and heads to Haiti to repair his own crumbling life.My dearest little Maggie,I m sorry in ways you may never understand Please know that I never wanted to leave you.It wasn t the traditional birthday letter Greg had written his daughter four times before But traditions, like everything else, had utterly unraveled.Adrift in a workA broken mechanic packs his motorcycle and heads to Haiti to repair his own crumbling life.My dearest little Maggie,I m sorry in ways you may never understand Please know that I never wanted to leave you.It wasn t the traditional birthday letter Greg had written his daughter four times before But traditions, like everything else, had utterly unraveled.Adrift in a workaday society he no longer recognizes, Greg is rattled in unexpected ways by the heartbreak in Haiti that clear January morning when he spots an unusual opportunity in the looped nightly news, something he can do a small way he just might be able to help.Facing divorce and an anesthetized hereafter, Greg shucks tradition and packs his motorcycle, headed to a shattered country to unexpectedly find the one thing he s abandoned.
  • Title: Promise of Departure
  • Author: L.W. Montgomery
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  • Page: 208
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Oliver E. Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I was provided with a complimentary copy of the book for review Promise of Departure is a rare animal indeed It is, at times, humorous and comforting, beguilingly so, stripping bare the darker elements of our nature in such stark, raw detail as to force self examination of one s belief systems, a forceful fact check of our own personal and most trusted, accepted ideologies A paper thin fairy tale it is not What it is, rather, is a dark and wholly honest observation of the oft unforeseen pitfalls [...]
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Evgeny Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
First things first I need to mention I received this book from giveaways I can actually give the plot summary for this book and my review in one sentence This is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance An Inquiry Into Values, Jr Simple as that A little detailed description A guy called Greg quits his job, leaves almost everything to his wife with whom he is in the middle of divorce and daughter and goes to Haiti devastated by an earthquake with his bike hoping to help local people the best wa [...]
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Debra Hartmann Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Book Review Promise of Departure by L W Montgomery 4 Stars and a Grab Your Riding Gear Shout out The book begins with a picture of a typed letter to Janet from Greg, telling her he is stepping out of the picture as a result of his own inability to deal with their divorce I liked this unique start, this presentation of the letter, it made me want to see what other surprises would be included and I wasn t disappointed Chapter 1 begins with Greg fussing over having dropped his motorcycle while off [...]
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Christine H Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
If I could give this a 3.5 star rating, I would I liked it than just 3 stars worth Montgomery s debut novel grabs you from the very first page in which our protagonist, Greg, writes a letter to his soon to be ex wife to semi adequately explain his reasons for disappearing The opening of Promise of Departure which delineates both the inciting event and numerous conflicts and, thus, is simultaneously satisfying and tantalizing grabs you from the get go We journey alongside Greg as he journeys to [...]
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David W. Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I found this book to be a true home run One of the ways I can always tell a winner is my not wanting it to end and this read certainly fit the bill.As other reviewers have mentioned it s a complex piece with real characters dealing with real questions and issues we can all relate to No cardboard cutouts here or facade and pretense which I find most refreshing Our protagonist Greg has hit the wall mentally and is running away from an all too lifelike troubled marriage in attempt to assist those r [...]
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Todd Faugal Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
This guy basically wrote a new zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance My dad and I have always been big into harleys and he made me read that back in the day I liked zen, and it was a good book and all but a litlte long The bike parts were the best Well, this guy wrote what s like a whole new generations version of that book I m not big into romance stuff, so that was the one thing I didn t really care about much It s real sounding and not how most movies or books deal with it which is fine, [...]
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Kaitlyn Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I received this book from a giveaway on I suppose this book just wasn t for me, as it was hard to get into it Couldn t really find myself liking the characters, the main one being too impulsive and the female being too coarse.In terms of writing, some of the phrases and wording didn t seem to fit with me this atmospheric collection formed and completing the journey Unsure if grammar or just style that I found odd In addition, there were times where I simply couldn t follow the descriptions the n [...]
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Line Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I won this book in a FirstRead giveaway.Promise of departure the road to realization for our main character Greg, who on his travels wonder about the past present and future in a not too deep but in way it s easy to relate to Greg travels far and wide on his bike and though the storyline isn t always full speed ahead I was never bored expect for a few times when i found the descreptions of the motorcycles a little too detailed This book definately exeeded my expectations thoughtful, reflective a [...]
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Yoga Febrian Pratama Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I was one of the winner of the giveaway Promise of Departure, one of my favorite books The story is some of the best I can find, especially in my country My family enjoyed reading it, even the young ones.Promise of Departure serves comedy, tears, and laughs for the readers to enjoy Though there are a few part that I didn t understand But that s okay, though I ve re read it for a few times and now I came to understand about those parts.Well, I can only recommend this book to all of you Cheers
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Nayt Snyder Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I do not usually read literary fiction, but this foray hasn t let me down.Despite my minuscule knowledge of motorcycles and the culture surrounding them, it didn t take me long to get engrossed in this book Yes, all the shop talk is a bit hum drum and if you don t know anything about motorcycle culture it can take you out of the action, but there are only a few occasional where the talk becomes so technical that your eyes start to glaze over And it never lasts for long.However, the real draw of [...]
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Courtney Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Promise of departure has a little something for everyone It has the masculine side with lots of motorcycles, but there is a softer side to it as well Motorcycles Travel Drinking Problems Romance There is a little bit of everything I wasn t expecting to get into this book as much as I did The beginning of the book is a little slow, and it takes about a chapter to officially figure out what is going on The further you read, the it pulls you in You slowly feel as though you are in Greg s world and [...]
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Wanda Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I received the novel Promise of Departure via firstreads giveaway Thanks to the author LW Montgomery for the signed copy This was a thought provoking read for me, to which I truly enjoyed The novel shares the story of Greg Maurus, a man who is emotionally tormented by the life he is seeking and the one he left behind He travels to Haiti in hopes of finding the man he wants to become, in an attempt to escape the man he recognizes that he did not want to be The author s writing captures the intern [...]
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Dave Montgomery-blake Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Promise of Departure is a solid first novel from L.W Montgomery In the beginning, the mechanical jargon of motorcycle riding and repair left me left me slightly bewildered I know next to nothing about engine mechanics and even less about riding motorcycles However as the narrative continued, I found a common ground with the character of Greg, his journey, and the different people he met along the ride.Promise is a personal narrative of Otherness and finding hope in the most hopeless of places an [...]
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Jaishree Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I received this book through a First Reads giveaway on Good Reads.I loved this book and completely related to the story of a person who have achieved success in the world and has reached a point of saturation He is now looking for , something bigger than success in the worldly sense Questioning life s purpose is something everyone goes through The fascinating aspect of this particular book is how Greg the character whose journey the book follows deals with this struggle of realizing how the tomo [...]
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Erik Beyer Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Promise of Departure First off, I am not one to admit I am the sappy type, but the last line of the book, sealed the deal on this story.It took me a while to get going on this book only because I wasn t making enough time to sit and read But today I finished the last third of the book or so in one sitting It got the point in the story where I was anxious to see what was going to happen next and I just couldn t wait.Much of me throughout this book wanted to be Greg, or at least wanted to be a tra [...]
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Patti Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
What an amazing journey to read Greg thinking he is lost within his personal life Not seeing his qualities within himself fatherhood, friendship and his compassion for his fellow being My interpretation is he s not lost but finding his path in life to love again sharing his talent of repairing motorcycles It s obvious he loves motorcycles endearingly naming them old or new and wants to pay it forward in his own humble way by repairing them His detailed description of Haiti and the people in the [...]
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Megan Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Promise of Departure introduces Greg with a vulnerable letter to Janet, followed by an uncomfortable scene in which he deals with his dropped motorcycle Greg remains unambiguous throughout the book, making him a character to both admire and dislike This fallibility coupled with the naturally flowing dialogue are enough to hook the reader, motorcycle fanatic or not Similarly, the images of Haiti invoke tears, laughter, and wonder, and share an intimate experience of the country through the people [...]
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Yvonne Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I won this book through and am so happy that I did Initially I didn t think I would like the book I thought the book was going to be primarily about motorcycles, but this book really is about our journey through life I think anyone over 35 would relate to Greg, his failures and struggle to find meaning and value in his life His failures might be different than our own, but his struggle to find meaning is an universal struggle Thank you LW for writing this book s definitely a good read.
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Robin Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Artful, layered, honest, and sweet, Promise of Departure is still on my mind months after finishing it Although a bit technical at times the motorcycle stuff was mostly lost on me , the larger commentary on human compassion and overconsumption makes for a powerful, thought provoking read I spent as much time gazing out the window contemplating Greg s journey as I did engrossed in Montgomery s beautiful prose.
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Vivian Chuang Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I had won this book through a giveaway here on.I have one thing to say on this book It s brilliant The writing is sentimental and heartfelt, the writer s choice of words is striking and connects to the reader Although it drags on in some chapters, this book is definitely worth a read.
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Michelle Hopkins Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Promise Of Departure is a story of a man on a journey to self discovery The main character, Greg, is flawed and easy to relate to LW Montgomery is an expert at imagery I was able to picture every detail of Greg s ride through Haiti Well written
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Joy Adams Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Not my type of book.I started it three times And the third time I made myself finish it.I m sure a male biker would find it enjoyable but I just found it boring Lreceived this book fron Promise of Departure by L.W.Montgomery
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Ricky Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Super slow build Laden with mechanical information that was appropo for a series of motorcycle enthusiast magazine short stories The book was well written and MC well developed, just not my cup of tea.Might be a read I revisit after a mid life crisis
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Bookmaniac70 Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Received today in the mail I won it in a giveaway.
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Katie Meek Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
The storm scene is some of the best writing I ve read
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Karry Vanherreweghe Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
I received this as a first reads winner and I enjoyed it very much Definitely worth reading
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L.W. Montgomery Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
5 star review by Sean R Loved it A page turner.The main character, Greg, is immediately relatable and carries us forward through the story with ease.I love that the character is flawed, honest about those flaws, and willing to do the hard work to expose those flaws It s always a joy to read a character that s a human, rather than a character.I expect I d like to have a beer with this Greg guy.As an aside, the motorcycle motif worked really well for me It s interesting to me by using a motorcycle [...]
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Heidi Ferrell Jan 22, 2020 - 15:12 PM
Loved the Story for the Most PartI really liked the premise of Greg giving up material things to help aid in Haiti and fix bikes The story was well written, with the characters and relationships believable until he meets Beth We are supposed to believe that this determined, heartbroken man falls in love within two days with a little wisecracking Danica Patrick look a like Right I didn t think his character was even written by the same author in this part, he seems to have turned into an idiot an [...]
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Promise of Departure By L.W. Montgomery A broken mechanic packs his motorcycle and heads to Haiti to repair his own crumbling life.My dearest little Maggie,I m sorry in ways you may never understand Please know that I never wanted to leave you.It wasn t the traditional birthday letter Greg had written his daughter four times before But traditions, like everything else, had utterly unraveled.Adrift in a workA broken mechanic packs his motorcycle and heads to Haiti to repair his own crumbling life.My dearest little Maggie,I m sorry in ways you may never understand Please know that I never wanted to leave you.It wasn t the traditional birthday letter Greg had written his daughter four times before But traditions, like everything else, had utterly unraveled.Adrift in a workaday society he no longer recognizes, Greg is rattled in unexpected ways by the heartbreak in Haiti that clear January morning when he spots an unusual opportunity in the looped nightly news, something he can do a small way he just might be able to help.Facing divorce and an anesthetized hereafter, Greg shucks tradition and packs his motorcycle, headed to a shattered country to unexpectedly find the one thing he s abandoned.

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