New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard returns with the fourth installment of the beloved Gabriel’s Inferno series.
When Gabriel and Julia Emerson first lay eyes on their newborn daughter, Clare, they realize life as they know it will never be the same. Gabriel has vowed to be a good father when he suddenly receives an invitation to give a series of lectures in Edinburgh, Scotland—an opportunity of high prestige—but that would mean leaving his wife and child in Boston. Hesitant to bring it up, he keeps the opportunity from Julia as long as he can, not knowing she has a secret of her own.
When a frightening situation arises that threatens their new family, both parents must make sacrifices. With the family in danger, the looming question remains: Will Gabriel pursue his lectureship in Edinburgh, leaving Julia and Clare vulnerable in Boston, or will he abandon the chance of a lifetime in order to ensure his family’s safety?
I absolutely ADORE the ‘Gabriel’s Inferno’ series, and was thrilled to start reading this latest entry in the series. Gabriel and Julia are now married and new parents. What should be a blissful and ecstatic time is instead filled with some tension – as the new family is seemingly threatened by someone or something. But for what reason?
Gabriel and Julia are at a new stage in their relationship as they deal with the pressures of a newborn baby, family and work. The author does a wonderful job of exploring the difficulties and the joy of new parenthood.
“He listened to the gentle tide of his wife’s breathing and the soothing quiet of the household. Then Gabriel slept.”
Both Julia and Gabriel face new challenges, personally and professionally. There is also an element of suspense here as someone or something seems to challenge Gabriel and his new family.
There is passion, romance and exotic locales here as the Emersons travel between Scotland and Boston. The beautiful explorations of Dante and Italian literature and culture are all fascinating!
Gabriel and Julia’s romance is central here and I loved seeing how their relationship has evolved. Gabriel is still as passionate and protective as ever! And there is plenty of humor here, too. ‘Gabriel’s Promise’ is a lovely entry in the series and the elements of suspense and mystery definitely need a resolution. I am certainly looking forward to more Julia and Gabriel and seeing where their story goes!
(Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.)