#MiniBlogBlitz #RachelsRandomResources @rararesources / #Review : Son of the Moon (The Time for Alexander #3) – Jennifer Macaire @jennifermacaire @AccentPress

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Synopsis :

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Can you face the consequences of cheating the Fates?

Alexander the Great journeys to India, where he and Ashley are welcomed with feasts and treachery.
With their son, Paul, being worshiped as the Son of the Moon, and Alexander’s looming death, Ashley considers the unthinkable: how to save them and whether she dares to cheat Fate?

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About the Author :

YVmxX_ccJennifer Macaire is an American living in Paris. She likes to read, eat chocolate, and plays a mean game of golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St Peter and Paul High School in St Thomas and moved to NYC where she modelled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.

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Review :

This is the third book in this series and I must say I’m loving it more and more.
I guess this is mostly due to the fact that here we’re looking, together with Ashley and Alexander of course, to solve a rather pressing problem described to us at the beginning of this series.
I definitely know it’s something that kept me, and a lot of others, hooked.
Not that this was the only thing of course!
Like said in previous reviews the author knows her history and knows how to fluidly write about it.
She doesn’t only picture the grand battles and plots everyone knows about, but also everyday life so many years ago.
It means a lot of research in my opinion and for that I applaud the author!
It makes it a very interesting read for lovers of historical fiction like me.
Truly recommendable, but please start with the first book first.
You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

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#MiniBlogBlitz #RachelsRandomResources @rararesources / #Review : Legends of Persia (The Time for Alexander #2) – Jennifer Macaire @jennifermacaire @AccentPress

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Synopsis :

ADjHd0EQWhen Ashley Riveraine jumped at the chance to travel back in time to meet her hero Alexander the Great, she never thought she would end up staying there…
Following Alexander the Great’s army on its journey across Persia, Ashley is walking the knife edge of history. As a presumed goddess, Ashley is expected to bless crops, make sure battles are won and somehow keep herself out of the history books.
Can Ashley avoid the wrath of the Time Institute while keeping the man she loves alive?

About the Author :

YVmxX_ccJennifer Macaire is an American living in Paris. She likes to read, eat chocolate, and plays a mean game of golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St Peter and Paul High School in St Thomas and moved to NYC where she modelled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.

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As readers from my first review know I wasn’t a hugh fan of Ashley, but somehow she’s growing on me in this second installment of ‘The Time for Alexander’.
There are still some things I’m struggeling with and probably still will throughout the series, but overall I’m enjoying these books.
It’s just so fascinating and I’m learning alot about Alexander, who is a bit of a blind spot for me in my history knowledge.
The writing itself is overall more than okay, maybe a tad dumbed down again, but it kept me hooked and reading at a great pace.
Just saying, I’ve read it again in under two days!
Furthermore did the author a huge amount of research into the history.
The reports on the battle strategies are interesting and so are the historically accurate characters and life in the army at that time.
Really the most alluring about this book as it gives you a kind of factual journey into the ancient world of Alexander.
I’m definitely looking forward to what happens next to Alexander (although I already know some!) and Ashley.

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Rachel’s Random Resources / Blog Tour : The Road to Alexander (The Time for Alexander #1) – Jennifer Macaire

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Synopsis :

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The year is 2089, and time-travelling journalist Ashley Riveraine gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview her childhood hero, Alexander the Great. She expects to come out with an award-winning article, but doesn’t count on Fate intervening.
Alexander mistakes Ashley for Persephone, goddess of the dead, and kidnaps her, stranding her in his own time. Being stuck 3000 years in the past with the man of her dreams wouldn’t be so bad if the scientists of the Time Institute hadn’t threatened to erase Ashley from existence if she changes history.
Ashley must now walk a tightrope, caught up in the cataclysmic events of the time, knowing what the future holds for the people she comes to love but powerless to do anything to influence it.
Join Ashley on her hilarious, bumpy journey into the past as she discovers where her place in history truly is…

About the Author :

the road - macaire author picJennifer Macaire is an American living in Paris. She likes to read, eat chocolate, and plays a mean game of golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St Peter and Paul High School in St Thomas and moved to NYC where she modelled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories

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I’ve always been interested in history so I immediately thought ‘The Road To Alexander’ would be my cup of tea and in a manner it was, only there’s a bit of a ‘but’ part too I’m afraid.
I really thought I would be reading a time-traveling book, but it read more as a historical romance novel bizarrely.
Yes, we do start in a sort of present where time-travel is possible, but that’s barely touched (and stays barely touched throughout) before we already meet the great Alexander.
Ashley stands before him and becomes a sort of star-struck teenager, which she tells him almost directly, – I love you since whenever -, and gets in bed with him.
So far I can say ‘okay’ she only has a couple of hours with him, make the most of it girl 😋, but after she realizes she’s there to stay they keep on having unprotected sex.
How’s that not altering the past? (We all know what the consequences can be after all 😉.)
There’s a lot of times too where she’s telling herself she can’t say or do stuff because she can’t alter the past and therefore the present, but, in my opinion, she does do/say things!
I also find her rather unknowingly about the history.
I mean as a time-traveler to a certain time period you should have learned everything there is to know or have a certain knowledge, no?
I guess I don’t get Ashley, with her nosebleeds, faintings and whatnots, period.
She just makes the story less historical in a way and therefore it’s less than what I hoped for I’m afraid.
A pity, because on the other hand I did like it very much.
I’ve read it in less than 2 days!!! (Just saying.)
The writing itself is overall more than okay, maybe a tad dumbed down and too modern for the time frame, but that’s nitpicking as it kept me hooked and reading at a great pace.
Furthermore did the author a huge amount of research into the history. (Take that, Ashley! 😋)
You can tell that by how vividly she paints the scenes, the settings,… .
For me that’s probably the most alluring about this book as it gives you a kind of factual journey into the ancient world of Alexander.
It somehow made it all worth my while and makes me want to give the next installment definitely another go sometime.

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