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 a powerful story of love, revolution, redemption, and hope. The story starts with Vicomte Aleksender de Lefèvre feels compassion for the young Sofia, and decides he will open up his home for her, and give the girl a place to stay. It may be a selfless choice, but in doing so, he also opens up his heart for the joy Sofia brings him.
But when he’s out at war, his heart hardens when he faces life’s cruelties. Upon returning home, Sofia shines like a bright star, and he finds solace in her company, perhaps more than he’s willing to admit.
The love and attraction between Alek and Sofia is definitely inspiring. Both characters come from different backgrounds, but they’ve both experienced heartbreak, cruelty, and the bad things the world has to offer. Their romance was heart-wrenching.
With great, atmospheric writing, author Rachel L. Demeter makes Paris of the 1870s come alive.
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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