zondag 1 juni 2014

Book Review The Frost of Springtime

TITLE: The Frost of Springtime

AUTHOR: Rachel L. Demeter

RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2014

GENRE: Historical Romance/Historical Fiction

PUBLISHER: Black Lyon Publishing

To rescue her was to rescue his own soul.
On a cold Parisian night, Vicomte Aleksender de Lefèvre forges an everlasting bond with a broken girl during her darkest hour, rescuing her from a life of abuse and misery. Tormented by his own demons, he finds his first bit of solace in sheltering little Sofia Rose.
But when Aleksender is drawn away by the Franco-Prussian war, the seasons pass. And in that long year, Sofia matures into a stunning young woman—a dancer with an understanding of devotion and redemption far surpassing her age.
Alongside his closest friend, Aleksender returns home to find that “home” is gone—replaced by revolution, bloodshed, betrayal—and a love always out of reach. Scarred inside and out, he’s thrust into a world of sensuality and violence—a world in which all his hours have now grown dark, and where only Sofia might bring an end to the winter in his heart.
Inspired by the 1871 Paris Commune, The Frost of Springtime is a poignant tale of revolution, redemption, and the healing power of love.


The Frost of Springtime is one of those epic love stories that doesn't let you go. This is more than one romance, it's the kind of love that changes people, that makes the reader wish they lived through something like that as well. 

I'm a huge fan of taboo love, and the love affair between Alex and Sofia is nothing if not taboo. I loved it, from their smaller interactions to their more passionate scenes. 

Then there's also the setting, France in the late 1800s. The setting is inspiring, and the descriptions are great. Like I mentioned, it's more than a love story - the political undercurrent of France in that era is almost equally important. A great book.  

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Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and high school sweetheart of ten years. She enjoys writing dark, edgy romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and examine the redeeming power of love.
Imagining stories and characters has been Rachel’s passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write, she would dictate stories while her mom would jot them down for her. She has a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether sculpting the protagonist or antagonist, she always ensures that every character is given a soul.

Rachel strives to intricately blend elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some common themes her stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness. Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through her words.



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