Wednesday, December 11, 2013
REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: Gabriel's Redemption by Sylvain Reynard-Bagriel's Inferno Book 3
From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Gabriel’s Rapture and
Gabriel’s Inferno comes the epic conclusion to the captivating romantic trilogy.
Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to
embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that
they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father.
But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures
of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of
presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne
about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own. And
in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis
intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.
In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover
more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling
repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.
Author Bio: I'm interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human
condition - particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite
stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey
to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns
something about himself/herself.
I'm also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music
can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character.
In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption,
forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.
I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following
charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex's
Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Twitter
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The long awaited final installment of the Gabriel's Inferno trilogy is finally here! For me, this is such a bittersweet moment. We readers could not wait for this book and now that's it's here, we never want the story to end.
From the first word, I was captivated. Gabriel and Julianne meet many challenges in the final chapter of their saga but grow in ways that we could have only imagined. Gabriel has evolved in such an amazing character. His strengths and weaknesses set him apart from the fray. His vulnerability and insecurities make you want to wrap your arms around him and make the wrld bright for him, but the only thing that does that is his sweet Julianne.
Julianne has shed her "rabbit" persona.Like a caterpillar emerging from a cocoon in to beautiful butterfly, Julianne has spread her wings and is making her own mark in the literary world of Dante. Her fears are justified, her determination is to be admired and her love for Gabriel is never ending.
The struggles Gabriel and Julia face on the decision of parenthood felt incredibly real. You felt their pain and wanted to beg Julia while at the same time, plead with Gabriel to understand Julia's point of view as well. His journey discovering his upbringing is wrought with sadness and a few surprises. Gabriel finally has a family, he finally feels worthy and now the only thing that will complete the circle, is a family of his own.
Old friends and an old foe make their way back to the story and are intricate parts of the couples development. The same struggles present themselves but this time, the couple understands what's at stake. They understand they must trust one another and have faith in their marriage.
I ran through a gambit of emotions with this book, elation, sadness, pride, anger, romance, and redemption. It is so sad to say goodbye to this couple. The have woven their way forever in to our hearts and we only wish the best for them. Sylvain Reynard has created a magnificent love story and to you, we raise our glass, Saluti! And to Gabriel and Julia we say,
vero amore trova sempre un modo Goodbye for now our dear friends, we will miss you so
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