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
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.
BUY ON AMAZON
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! ;)
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