Agustina de Aragón

Fiction - Historical - Personage
200 Pages
Reviewed on 03/27/2021
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Author Biography

Award-winning author Gail Meath writes historical romance novels that will whisk you away to another time and place in history where you will meet fascinating characters, both fictional and real, who will capture your heart and soul. Meath loves writing about little or unknown people, places and events in history, rather than relying on the typical stories and settings.

The subgenres of her books vary from action-packed westerns, plot twisting murder mysteries and biographies of powerful women who defied the strict rules of society fighting for the freedom of their countries. Her romances may exclude steamy sexual scenes, yet the intensity between heroine and hero will satisfy your deepest fantasies.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite

Agustina de Aragón by Gail Meath merges Spanish history with romance, bringing a story that stirs your heart. Agustina was a strong and opinionated young woman when Sergeant Juan Roca first met her while throwing her shoe at another soldier. The soldiers all thought she hung out at the barracks to find a husband, but that was furthest from the truth. Her loyalty and devotion to Spain kept her vigilant and watchful as France and Britain danced around a war that would pull Spain into its web. Juan’s persistence and attention to detail win Agustina over, beginning a flaming romance that survives the war, separation, and the greatest sacrifice that almost destroyed them.

I love how Gail Meath writes novels about scarcely-known characters that accomplish brilliant feats in history. Agustina de Aragón highlights a dark time in Spain’s history as Napoleon Bonaparte walks all over the Spanish people as part of his plan to dominate. Agustina played a principal part in the Peninsular War when she fired point-blank at the French. Her spunk and bravery revived her people to fight back, renewing their spirit. The characters ruled the pages of this novel, just as they did in history. With edgy precision, Gail Meath applies elements of remarkable historical fiction: an interesting plot, courageous characters, danger, and excellent writing. The writing leaves you feeling raw as Agustina and Juan fight against incredible odds. I could not put this novel down and I cried in various places, knowing that many of the details surrounding the characters actually happened.