The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway by Ashley Schumacher
Published: March 14, 2023
Genre: Young Adult Romantic Comedy
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Ashley Schumacher is the author of Amelia Unabridged and Full Flight and has a degree in creative writing from the University of North Texas. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s either singing Disney songs, finding new and exciting ways to pester her family, or trying to find her inside voice, which has been sadly missing since birth. She lives in a small town north of Dallas with her husband, son, and more books than is strictly necessary.
“Fate can’t take away what you don’t have.”
Madeline lives an interesting life, traveling with her parents to Renaissance faires. When her mom gets sick and dies, Maddie and her dad keep moving forward. Arthur is cheerful and kind. And he is the brightness that Maddie needs, even if she won’t admit it.
This was such a charming story. I loved the whole concept. Maddie was quite stubborn throughout.
I loved Arthur as a character. He was such a pure, sweet soul. And I love how kind he was. He was the perfect balance for the carefully controlled Maddie. Their chemistry was fantastic.
This was such a sweet read, and I like how it dealt with processing grief and the various forms that it can take. I also loved how positive this story was in every aspect.
The side characters were great, and it’s so easy to get lost in the fantasy of this sweet story. I enjoyed the concept of fate versus coincidence and the way that was woven in every aspect.
This was an entertaining read and such a lovely story.