Thursday, September 10, 2015

Blog Tour Review: "Dancing in the Athenian Rain" by Katie Hamstead

Dancing In The Athenian Rain by Katie Hamstead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

 When Donna is sent back in time to Classical Athens, she's furious at Dr. Stephens for sending her against her wishes. Then a Greek soldier purchases her to be his wife.

She's forced to learn a new language and culture, and faces her fears of never returning to her own time. The society hates her, especially because they think she’s an Amazon, which forces her to confront her issues—being compared to her genius brother, borderline abusive friends, and a cheating boyfriend.

But her husband, Peleus, is kind and patient. Although against her best judgment, she allows him into her heart. He counters all the negative voices from her past, but those voices drive a wedge between them. She must let go of her fears, her inhibitions, and insecurities, and admit her feelings, or she could lose him and the life they’ve built.



ARC provided by the author in exhange for an honest review.

Katie Hamstead has a soft spot for time traveling. Especially the one that takes you back to the past! On "Athenian Rain", Donna, girl with low confidence and self-esteem will travel back in time to Athens of 5th century BC, close to the breaking of the Peloponnesian war.

Treated as an Amazon, who in the greek myth is considered a woman wild and untammed, she will be forced into mariagge with Peleus and from there their relationship will change the way they see each other as also the society around them.

I understood how the society worked and surely some of Donna's actions did not agree with the enviromment around her. But she learnt how to live and love her time with Peleus.

On the other hand the time travel became a helpful tool for her in dire moments, especially when she went to the war as a man. Peleus was a typical man from the ancient times but understood Donna and when the problem with the language passed, they fell in love and fought against the discrimination of the athenian society.

Overall it was an enjoyable read, which I recommend to the lovers of history, slight sci-fi and time travel! ;)

About the author:

Born and raised in Australia, Katie's early years of day dreaming in the "bush", and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.

She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.

Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.