Art of Rebellion by Brenda Joyce Leahy

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My trip to Paris is 41+ years in the making, so I really enjoyed visiting through the eyes of young Gabrielle.  Although I don’t share the main character’s passion for painting, I love to admire classical art and architecture.  There’s so much about The Art of Rebellion to which modern readers will relate.  Leaving home is a monumental feat for some young adults, and challenging family expectations can seem insurmountable.  There’s a delicious element of the mysterious hidden behind romance.

There’s an initial reaction of empathy when reading the first chapter or two. No one wants to see a passionate young woman married off to a vile old aristocrat.  Author Brenda Joyce Leahy doesn’t let rebellious Gabbi get off too easily, though.  Gabbi struggles through several sticky situations when she escapes to Paris.  Having street smarts wasn’t required in her former uppercrust life, but they’re essential for survival in her newfound freedom.

I highly recommend this novel for teens, adults, and everyone in between.

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About Brenda Joyce Leahy

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Brenda Joyce Leahy has travelled to France five times but finds there’s always more explorations awaiting her. She loves historical fiction and thinks she was born a century too late but can’t imagine her life without computers or cell phones. So, perhaps, she arrived in the world at just the right moment to tell this story.

She grew up on a farm near Taber, Alberta but now lives with her family near the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta. After over 20 years practising law, she has returned to her first love of writing fiction. She is a member of several writing organizations, including the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI): her profile there is http://www.scbwi.org/members-public/brenda-johnson-2. The Art of Rebellion is also profiled on the Humber School of Writers’ website at http://creativearts.humber.ca/programs/school-writers/published-books. Brenda is also a member of the Historical Novel Society: http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org, and leads a YA/MG writers’ critique group in Calgary.

The Art of Rebellion is her first Young Adult novel, published by Rebelight Publishing, spring 2016.

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