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.
Publication: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Berkley Trade
A lot of romance books end with a marriage or happily ever after, which makes me happy, but sometimes I want to see more of the couple. I am so happy I got to see more of Gabriel and Julianne.
Gabriel’s Redemption picks up six months into Gabriel and Julianne’s marriage. They both have a troubled/tragic past, but they didn’t let that stop them from wanting to be together and getting married. And they are determined to fight for what they have, no matter who tries to get in the way.
Even though their marriage is still fresh, Gabriel has decided that he wants to have a child with Julianne. Julianne is hesitant to go down that road so early, especially since she is still in the process of finishing school. I thought this was a unique twist because I never thought that Gabriel of all people would be the one who wanted to have a baby so fast considering what he went through before.
I liked Julianne from the beginning, but I ended up liking her more so in the final book. She can be shy, but she voices her opinion more when it counts. It was good to see her come into herself more, show her stubborn side, and stick up for herself more than she had in the past.
Gabriel was such an arrogant jerk in the beginning of the series. He has come a long way. Even though he still has some of that arrogance, he has grown and learned how to let go of some painful issues in his past.
It isn’t long before old faces resurface and try to sabotage what Julianne and Gabriel have.
I was very excited to read this book. Well excited and a little scared. I was afraid that I wouldn’t like it or that it wouldn’t be nearly as good as the previous two books in the series. I was happily wrong on that account. Even though I liked the first and second books better, this was a really good read. It was fun to see Julianne and Gabriel in the marriage. And I happen to think that Sylvain Reynard has such a way with words. Faith, love, redemption, and forgiveness, all play a great part in this series and it is easily one that I will not soon forget.
RATING: 4½ out of 5.
** I received this book on behalf of the Publisher and Enn of Bocci PR in behalf of just my honest opinion. **
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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.
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