"A natural storyteller, Ms. Hamstead excels in plotting and character development. [...] Her path is a non-linear one, filled with unexpected twists, turns and detours. An entertaining and inspiring read!" - Goodreads, Joanne
When Donna is sent back in time to Classical Athens, she’s furious at Dr. Stephens for sending her against her wishes. Then a Greek soldier purchases her to be his wife.
She’s forced to learn a new language and culture and faces her fears of never returning to her own time. The society hates her, especially because they think she’s an Amazon, which forces her to confront her issues—being compared to her genius brother, borderline abusive friends, and a cheating boyfriend.
But her husband, Peleus, is kind and patient. He counters all the negative voices from her past, but those voices drive a wedge between them. She must let go of her fears, her inhibitions, and insecurities, and admit her feelings, or she could lose him and the life they’ve built.
Tens List – Real Places in Dancing in the Athenian Rain
1. Agora – Old marketplace and central hub of Athens where voting etc was held. The meaning of the word is “gathering place” or “assembly.”
2. Acropolis – Temples of the Athenian Gods. Sits on a hit above the Agora. Structures include the Parthenon.
3. Athens – Athens is alive and thriving today, but ruins of its ancient origins remain today.
4. Movie Theater in Western Sydney – At the beginning of Athenian Rain, Donna meets her “friends” for the movies. This is set in Penrith Hoyts, inside the Westfield shopping complex.
5. Valley Heights – A real small town on the chain of towns that stretch over the Blue Mountains west of Sydney
6. Manly Beach, Sydney – One of the most popular Sydney beaches, Manly beach is located north of the harbor inlet, right by its mouth.
7. Centre Point Tower aka Sydney Tower – Located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Sydney, this structure is the tallest in the city, and second tallest in the Southern Hemisphere.
8. Los Angeles – Although mentioned in passing, and not covered to any great extent, the characters did visit this US city.
9. Circular Quay – The central port for Sydney Ferries located by the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House.
10. Blaxland – Donna’s hometown in the lower Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
About the author:
About the author:
Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.
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