Book Of The Day – City Of Promises

by Ron on March 31, 2015

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Fiction novel by D. Grant Fitter and it’s 67% off for a limited time. City of Promises has a 4.7 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“Indisputably exceptional, well-written and quite remarkable I am awestruck by an outstanding work of profound depth and substance.” Lucinda – Amazon Reviewer

City of Promises
by D. Grant Fitter
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $2


“Don’t judge me until you’ve found out what life in Mexico City was really like back then.”

We all face consequential choices that will define our lives.

“My entire family was stuck for generations in that isolated village where I was born. A three hour bus trip up the coast to Veracruz was a risky thought. Not for me. When you’re fourteen, know you are a dreamer and become a damned good schemer, you can’t stay and so you start planning for the day.”

It was in 1941 that Arturo Fuentes followed the beat to Mexico City.

“There was so much going on.”

Bottles of rum in smoke filled bars, sultry women and impassioned conversation, chic restaurants, music, and bright show lights calling. Murder and corruption.

“When a man is moving up he gets to meet all kinds of people in that seductive city. Powerful men who might alter your business prospects or a real dish who will change your life. Without women, life is without drama.”

What can be said of life without love?

“Arturo has goodness in his heart. It is something a girl like me could tell the minute I saw him. He had other girls but Arturo believed in me and he was so easy to love. Exceptional as he was, he could not sense the warning signs a woman does. That pack of important politicos sucked him in! You can’t play their games and then expect to walk away.”

In the dark undercity those consequential choices are not always ours to make?

“It was not of my creation that in a corrupt city there is such pressure on a guy with the guts to chase success. Each day the reasons for quitting got bigger and the ways out got smaller. I had to do what I had to do even if it cost my life. Either that or lose my soul.”

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

If you like film noir, good detective mysteries, historical fiction then this is the book for you. You are required to think and question individual motives of the characters as you read. Lots of twists and turns as new characters are introduced.


The author D. Grant Fitter has written an excellent piece of literature that combines corruption, murder and mayhem all neatly woven, placed, and set within historical 1940’s Mexico City. City Of Promises is an intense story with true to life characters that standout from start to finish.


I read in it less than 2 days. I really felt like I was immersed in Mexico while reading this book. The descriptions are very vivid. Excellent read, would highly recommend it.


A wonderful historical read, the magic of the Golden Age of Mexico City is captured beautifully in every detail of Fitter’s writing. Beautiful and nearly flawless.


I savored this book for its treasury of images, artfully captured in bold and stylish prose. The attention to detail and historical accuracy is remarkable. It was an intellectually stimulating and delightful read.

Get City of Promises here: City of Promises

About The Author

D. Grant Fitter is a citizen of North America. Born in Ontario, Canada and educated in Colorado, USA, he is convinced he was Mexican in his previous life. How else to explain such a strong attraction to Mexico and all things Mexican, including his wife.

His business career includes long stints of work in Mexico before yielding to a pesky urge to pursue freelance journalism for seventeen years. Meanwhile, Fitter’s Mexican roots continued to call. City of Promises is the product of his curiosity to understand why the culture of our close neighbors is so distant from our own.

He lives in Toronto and whenever possible, in a sunny hillside casita in the colonial town of Taxco, Guerrero.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – D. Grant Fitter and ENT appreciate it.


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