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.
Title: Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno #3)
Author: Sylvain Reynard
Publisher: Penguin Berkley
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4 star review!
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
I missed having The Professor in my life and I’m fairly certain that the whole neighbourhood heard me scream when this landed on my Kindle. It has been a while since I last read Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture but I jumped straight back into Gabriel and Julianne’s relationship with ease.
I loved the storyline for this novel. It commences a short while after Gabriel and Julia get married, with a natural progression of events that follow. As the song suggests, ‘First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the baby sitting in the carriage..‘. It would be inevitable that children would be the next item on the list for the happy couple, but Julia wants to finish school before hand and Gabriel is enthusiastic about being a dad as soon as possible. Their conflicting future plans are thrown into chaos as the one thing they least expected to happen, does.
This book is filled with a fair bit of angst as you start to wonder what will happen next. There was one point in the book – towards the end – where it completely broke me because I underestimated Gabriel’s love for Julia. The emotions that are unraveled in that scene were so pure that I couldn’t helps those few tears that leaked out of my eyes.
I love how Sylvain incorporates the POV’s of the secondary characters in the story as well as Gabriel and Julia’s. We not only get to revisit Paul, Rachel and Aaron, but Christa as well. All the loose ends were tied together nicely, though I would like to see more of Rachel and Aaron’s journey through their struggles to expand their family.
I thought this was a fantastic conclusion to an amazing trilogy. I know that Gabriel and Julia will stay with me forever as I’ve felt like I’ve been on the journey with them through all three books in the series. It has been great to see how their relationship has grown from that first time in the orchard, till that last page in Gabriel’s Redemption. I am excited to see what venture Sylvain chooses to give us next!
“But in this place, I can only think of Paradise found.”
About the Author:
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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