Thursday, December 5, 2013

Blog Tour & Review - Gabriel's Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

Author: Sylvain Reynard
Title: Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno Series #3)
Publisher: Penguin Berkley

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.
What can I say? I fell in love with The Professor when I began reading Gabriel's Inferno. I had never heard of Sylvain Reynard and decided to take a chance on the book because it sounded intriguing. I'm so glad I did. Gabriel's Redemption concludes the story of Gabriel Emerson and Julia Mitchell. Happily married to his Juliana, Gabriel is ready to embark on the next step and begin a family with Julia. This brings about his need to find out more about his birth family so they know if there is any medical history they need to be concerned with. While Julia wants to start a family, she's not ready now as she is knee deep in her graduate studies and feels she will have to put her dream of becoming a Dante specialist aside. Gabriel's Redemption is an emotion-filled story that brings us into Gabriel and Julia's life as a married couple and their struggles with deciding when to start a family, Gabriel's search for his family, an ex-boyfriend and a vindictive former student. A fantastic conclusion to the series, I highly recommend it if you want a great read that will pull you in with every page.


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 account.



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