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February 13, 2014


On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly soon-to-be stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family's trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze. Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever? (Amazon)

Reviewed by Brooke-Wife, Mother, Reader

What a fun read.  I was nervous at first.  I get anxiety when characters are thrust into situations that they can't succeed in, like a dream where you show up at school to take a test that you haven't studied for.  Luckily, although Cat is thrust into a world she doesn't know a lot about, she at least has the ability to communicate and was put in the right clothes.  It helped with my anxiety that she wasn't completely a fish out of water.

I enjoyed the romance and the friendships that were developed.  These were fun characters that I wanted to get to know.  I also found the realizations that Cat comes to do be worthwhile for all.  We all need to open up and allow others in to be able to truly be happy.  That is part of living this life, developing relationships.

And, Rachel Harris gave us a cliff hanger.  Thus, I will eagerly await the sequel to MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY.

Both my 12 year old and 15 year old daughters read this and enjoyed it too.

Market: Teen/Young Adult
Language: Mild
Sensuality: Mild, Kissing, Flirting
Violence: None
Mature Themes: Arranged Marriages, Accepting Step Parents

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