Friday, November 29, 2013

Blog tour: The Weight of Words by Georgina Guthrie

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Title: The Weight of Words (Weight of Words #1)
Author: Georgina Guthrie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Cover by: Micha Stone and Amy Brokaw
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Aubrey Price is in the final months of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Bright, witty and fiercely independent, Aubrey works part-time for the college Dean and has her sights set on graduating with distinction. When she meets Dean Grant’s son, Daniel, the TA in her senior Shakespearean studies course, a shared love of the Bard’s works and an instant mutual attraction draw Aubrey and Daniel together. Unfortunately, a strict anti-fraternizing policy, made more perilous by a black mark on Daniel’s record, keeps them apart.

Against this academic backdrop, Aubrey and Daniel navigate their way through a steamy courtship, their forbidden romance aided, abetted and sometimes thwarted by a colorful cast of friends, family and classmates.

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Stories featuring student/teacher relationships can be taboo, but when handled correctly can lead to a satisfying read. Georgina Guthrie's The Weight of Words is such a book. Aubrey is almost done with her undergraduate degree and works for the Dean part-time. When she meets the Dean's son, Daniel, the teaching assistant to the professor of her Shakespearean class, they begin to bond over a shared love of the famous author. Both characters are well-defined, highly likable, Aubrey has a wonderful sense of humor and Daniel is a great guy, even with the mark on his record. Things happen to keep them apart, but readers know when destiny is involved, couples will find their way to each other. 

The Weight of Words is a New Adult contemporary romance filled with literary treasures, a couple to fully support and fall in love with, and is an absolute gem of a read. Refreshingly different, a tad predictable but still tense enough, sit back and let the magic of the words enchant you.

Rating: 4

Cover comment:
This photo may seem like a simple one with a posed couple. For me, this cover works. There's something about it which draws me to it and I really like it.

Book source:
I received a promotional copy in return for my honest review during a blog tour.

About the Author

Georgina Guthrie has been a self-professed book hugger for as long as she can remember. An avid reader and compulsive diarist, she is thrilled to be taking the leap into the world of publishing. GG resides in Toronto, Canada, but she still considers herself a Brit through and through and can often be found roaming the aisles of her favourite British import shop.

A graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied English literature, GG is happy to fill her hours reading and writing, but she’s just as likely to be found enjoying a good film with her husband, dancing around the kitchen with her daughter, or hanging out with friends and family, almost certainly with a glass of red wine in one hand a bag of cheese and onion crisps in the other.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Laurie! I thought your comments about the cover were interesting too, especially when compared to the covers for parts 2 and 3. Body language is everything. :)