This novel is a journey into the depths of a love that has held a special space in all our hearts. I was very excited to have the chance to ARC read Gabriel's Redemption.
Julia is hard at work on her PhD, while Gabriel is hard at work with fighting his demons.
I wasn't sure how to feel about a third book. I mean like all others I was Thrilled to get more of J&G but at the same time I was nervous that it would ruin what I already loved about them. With much faith in SR and the past journey he took us on I dove in. I was not let down, and neither will you be. As with the first two books you are deeply touched without the knowledge of it. Things don't just out of nowhere happen in this series they build and slowly creep into place until they all come crashing down. The story is real and raw and you go through these torments with the characters each step of the way.
This book had me on edge the entire time. Not with life threatening danger, or super climax points, but with real anxiety over what was happening. It was a novel that made you feel with your entire self. Like the first two books in the series it deals with people and situations that we all can relate to. It deals with the things that we all think about when starting a family or planning a career. It is a novel that not only bares common fears, but helps you through the journey of them. Its inspiring in its own way.
This novel is a perfect addition two the first two novels and a true love of the series.
**ARC courtesy of Berkley Books (Penguin Group) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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 her 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.