A Veil of Glass and Rain

Special Edition (A Touch of Cinnamon) (Volume 1)

Romance - Contemporary
286 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2015
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Author Biography

Petra March is the Award Winning Author of the A Touch of Cinnamon Series, and a Library Journal Select Author. Her book, All the Skies I will not See, is a Library Journal SELF-e Selection. The book won the 2016 Pacific Book Awards for Best Short Story, and was a Gold Medal Winner (Fiction - Short Story) in the 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. In 2015, the book was a Finalist in the 2015 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Novella, earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, and received a 5-Star Review Seal from Readers' Favorite. The literary magazine Shelf Unbound listed All the Skies I will not See amid the 2015 Top 100 Notable Books.

The multi-award winning All the Skies I will not See features characters from Petra March's other works: A Veil of Glass and Rain(Special Edition), and A Dream of Lilies:A Novella.
A Veil of Glass and Rain(Special Edition) was a Finalist in the 2016 I Heart Indie Contest (New Adult), organized by the Las Vegas Romance Writers of America, and was featured in the June 2015 issue of the literary publication InD'tale Magazine.

Petra March graduated summa cum laude in Theater and Cinema Studies at University of Rome 3, and earned a MA degree from the Catholic University of Milan. She studied Screenwriting and History of American Cinema at UCLA and NYU, and worked as screenwriter in Italy and France, where she also taught Creative Writing in elementary schools and junior high schools.
Presently, she keeps traveling and dreaming through her novels and stories; just like Petra, her characters are deeply in love with Europe and the USA.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite

A Veil of Glass and Rain: Special Edition (A Touch of Cinnamon) (Volume 1) by Petra March is a contemporary romance set in Europe that flashes back and forth between past and present to tell the full story of Brina and Eagan's love. Brina and Eagan are two children thrown together by their artistic, needy, and eccentric parents. The two grow up together and when they reconnect at ages twenty and twenty-five, deep feelings stir. This story is about overcoming differences and focusing on similarities. It is told through flashbacks that talk about both characters' childhoods, sometimes together and sometimes separately. Then it brings the reader back into the story with the deepening relationship between Brina and Eagan as they age and mature. Now that they have found each other once again, can they make love last? Will they overlook their differences and focus on what binds them together?

A Veil of Glass and Rain is an emotional romance that is beautifully written. Much of the setting is in Rome, giving this story a cool European vibe that was refreshingly different from most romantic reads. It will make readers want to jump onto a plane and travel across the globe. The writing was relaxed and sensual, both in the love scenes and the scenery descriptions. The love scenes were very detailed and explicit in ways that readers will approve of! This story will evoke many strong emotions from readers.