Review of The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway by Ashley Schumacher

Young Adult

Madeline is haunted by her mom’s death/memory. When she and her dad return to Oklahoma for the Stormsworth Renaissance Faire, all Madeline can think about is that it was her mom’s favorite and last.
Traveling to different Faires keeps her and her dad busy with work but little time is left for friends her own age. When Author approaches her at Stormsworth and calls her Gwen, Madeline doesn’t know what to think but she knows she is not interested. Author, however, is very persistent.
This book was a super sweet novel. I loved the setting of a Ren Faire and that the main characters worked the Faire alongside their families. As Madeline (aka Gwen) worked her ways through her problems, I became more and more vested in her and Author. I also loved that the “popular” kids were not mean as they are often portrayed in other books.
This book is ideal for young romance readers as the story is kept innocent with only kisses. I think that there may be a calling for more books centered around unusual life circumstances like traveling families.
The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway is a well written book that will keep the reader entertained for hours. Many thanks to Net Galley and to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an ARC of this book.

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