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à Read à Aphrodite's Blessings by Clemence McLaren ò I love McLauren s teenage writing style of the Greek mythologies These are three stories with HEAs but don t confuse that with fluffy stories because Greek mythology is dark and bloody.
First we have the story of Atalanta the runner Atalanta, how much blood are you covered in What I love about Atalanta is that she always gives them a choice but doesn t hesitate when they refuse Aphrodite had to intervene otherwise Greece would have have been barren of hot men FYI the Olympians had to perform in the game in the nude, ergo, girls were not allowed to attend.
Milanion of Thrace He shrugged, smiling Atlanta, this may be the last time we tal on this Earth Do not pierce my heart with unkind words Then we have the story of Andromeda castigated by her mother s Cassiopeia s folly I love Andromeda s story because it s what all the medieval stories of damsels in distress are litteraly about This The Goddess Aphrodite Was Adored And Feared By Gods And Mortals Alike None Were Immune To Her Power Young Lovers Offered Gifts And Prayers To Her, The Goddess Of Love And Beauty, In Hopes Of Receiving Her BlessingsContent As One Of The Best Athletes In Her Father S Kingdom, Atalanta Rebels Against Attempts At An Arranged Marriage What She Doesn T Know Is That Aphrodite Has Given Her Blessing To A Race That Will Change EverythingThen There Is Andromeda Whose Beauty Rivals That Of Any Goddess She Is Devastated By Her Father S Choice Of A Husband But Aphrodite Has Another Plan For Her TooFinally, Nobody Wants To Marry The Beautiful Psyche A Mysterious Suitor Is Finally Found, But Aprhrodite Decrees That Psyche Must Descend Into Hades To Earn His LoveIn Three Love Stories Spun From Greek Myths, Clemence McLaren, Author Of Inside The Walls Of Troy And Waiting For Odysseus, Presents These New Retellings With All Their Longing, Hope, Fear, And Love From The Woman S Point Of View The book currently read is Aphrodite s Blessings by Clemence McLaren An original and fresh book that contains three Greek love stories The first story, a young female athlete has to compete with other male candidates to determine who will be her future husband but if the boy loose he gets killed Atalanta, the young girl does not know that Aphrodite will help her in one of the races The second story talks about a girl named Andromeda whose beauty is beyond any goddess Her father obliges her to choose a husband but Aphrodite will also help her The third and last story is about Psyche, a beautiful mortal that no one wants to marry afraid of her beauty Finally Psyche finds her perfect suitor but Aphrodite wants her to go first to the underworld to earn his love The three stories contain women points of view and along with it their problems The topic of Ap I m a sucker for Greek mythology love stories THANK YOU APHRODITE.
I love McLauren s teenage writing style of the Greek mythologies These are three stories with HEAs but don t confuse that with fluffy stories because Greek mythology is dark and bloody.
First we have the story of Atalanta the runner Atalanta, how much blood are you covered in What I love about Atalanta is that she always gives them a choice but doesn t hesitate when they refuse Aphrodite had to intervene otherwise Greece would have have been barren of hot men FYI the Olympians had to perform in the game in the nude, ergo, girls were not allowed to attend.
Milanion of Thrace He shrugged, smiling Atlanta, this may be the last time we tal on this Earth Do not pierce my heart with unkind words Then we have the story of Andromeda castigated by her mother s Cassiopeia s folly I love Andromeda s story because it s what all the medieval stories of damsels in distress are litteraly about This Loved this.
Loved this.
This was a decent enough book considering they made the stories pretty fluffy Everyone got their happy ending I think my favorite story was Psyche because it had the most interaction with the gods I mean, Eros was a major factor, and this is the only story in the three where we actually see Aphrodite.
Don t you just love happy endings Good for a short stories book I use prefer longer novels What the I apparently read this book back in 2005, but I have no memory of anything about it.
OMG, I was so weird back then.
it was cute.
I read it a long time ago, like 5 years but i remember I liked I don t know, I don t have an opinion I was like 14.
When a young princess is turned into the top runner in her land by her father, her aunt considers her marriage privilages, but all the girl wants is to be free Princess of Ithaca, Atalanta, finds a compromise to suit all sides, when her father holds a race to outrun Atalanta, marry her, and gain the kingdom of Ithaca, or lose and pay the price with his life After thousands of contests, one young man starts to realize the issue with specific sacrifices to wrong gods He decides he knows the right gods to sacrifice to, one in particular He sets out on a mission, positive he can win the heart of the princess, and please all the right gods as well Not only did I fall in love with the plot of the story, but each character portrays a certain quality the others don The book currently read is Aphrodite s Blessings by Clemence McLaren An original and fresh book that contains three Greek love stories The first story, a young female athlete has to compete with other male candidates to determine who will be her future husband but if the boy loose he gets killed Atalanta, the young girl does not know that Aphrodite will help her in one of the races The second story talks about a girl named Andromeda whose beauty is beyond any goddess Her father obliges her to choose a husband but Aphrodite will also help her The third and last story is about Psyche, a beautiful mortal that no one wants to marry afraid of her beauty Finally Psyche finds her perfect suitor but Aphrodite wants her to go first to the underworld to earn his love The three stories contain women points of view and along with it their problems The topic of Ap

Clemence McLaren was born in New Jersey on November 3, 1938 to Edward Dobson, an engineer, and Grayce Berg Dobson She attended Rutgers University from which she received a degree in 1960 In the same year she married Robert McLaren Together, the couple had two children, Kevin and Heather.For a number of years she and her husband taught overseas During this time they built a cottage on a small G