Saturday, December 7, 2013

*BLOG TOUR* "Gabriel's Redemption" by Sylvain Reynard

On behalf of Sylvain Reynard, I’d like to extend many thanks to you for taking part in this blog tour. As you may or may not know, SR intended Gabriel’s Rapture to be the end of the series. It was because of all of you, and the readers, that SR wrote Redemption.

There are thousands of books out there to review now not to mention hundreds of events to take part in, so for you to take your time to promote SR’s work, is very much appreciated.

Happy reading,

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

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Gabriels Rapture and Gabriels 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, hes confident that they can face any challenge. And hes eager to become a father.

But Juliannes graduate program threatens Gabriels 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 Gabriels 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.

Talk about wrapping everything up! This is the perfect end, to an amazing series.

At this point, Gabriel and Julia's relationship is starting to level to a "normal" relationship. All of the issues are behind them, or so they think. Nothing is ever easy for these two, and the final leg of this story is no exception. The only thing that will always hold true with them, is their love.

"I know he has his faults, but so do I. He'd give me the world if he could fit it in his pocket, and he never, ever, lets me fall."

There is a LOT going on in this story, but literally every open end gets wrapped up. Certain people get what they deserved a long time ago, and others adjust to things not going as planned. But even though this story is about Gabriel and Julia, all the characters we met along the way are intertwined, and their stories are wrapped up as well. 

The main theme in Gabriel's Redemption, is Julia and Gabriel adjusting to married life. Trying to juggle everything in their lives, while starting their own together, and Gabriel's sudden want for a child. This sends Gabriel to dig deeper about his own past, and his birth family. It sends both of them for a loop trying to keep a balance between their careers, and the want to expand their family.

"Marriage is the strings thing. Almost without realizing it, I feel as if our lives and our hearts became knitted together. I don't know how it happened."

I love Gabriel in this book. His hard outer shell is virtually non existent at this point, and we get a full on view of Gabriel in an every day setting. Julia continues to flourish, and become her own person, no longer the timid graduate student that she started out as. She has made a name for herself, on her own, with and without Gabriel. But again, as always, life changes are an adjustment, and Gabriel and Julia need to work hard finding a way for both of their large personalities, careers, and different wants, to mesh together on a permanent basis.

"Take it from someone who was married a while and who brought up a daughter. When a woman withdraws and is cold, it's because she's protecting herself. My advice is to be gentle with your wife and coax her out of that locked room. Or prepare to spend a lot of lonely nights on the couch."
(wiser words were never spoken, Mr. Richard)

There are parts of this story that will leave you smiling, parts that will leave you angry, and parts that will have your heart beating with that "oh no.. just.. no..." feeling that hits deep inside. This may be my favorite book in this series, and I'm sad to say goodbye to it. But all good things must come to an end, and I'm so glad that I fell in love with these books.

Favorite Quote:

" much hope, so much grace.."

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.

FYI, the Louboutin winner will be gifted a Neiman Marcus gift card with shipping included. All prizes are international.



Post a Comment