Saturday, June 1, 2013

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Summary from Goodreads:
On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

4 Stars

Read May 2013

Contemporary/Historical Romance, Library Book

My Review:
What a fun read.  I was nervous at first.  I get anxiety when characters are thrust into situations that they can't succeed in, like a dream where you show up at school to take a test that you haven't studied for.  Luckily, although Cat is thrust into a world she doesn't know a lot about, she at least has the ability to communicate and was put in the right clothes.  It helped with my anxiety that she wasn't completely a fish out of water.

I enjoyed the romance and the friendships that were developed.  I also found the realizations that Cat comes to do be worthwhile for all.  We all need to open up and allow others in to be able to truly be happy.  That is part of living this life, developing relationships.

And, Rachel Harris gave us a cliff hanger.  Thus, I will eagerly await the sequel to this fun book.

Warnings: Teen drinking in the 16th century that was obviously allowed, it was the 16th century!

I would let my 15 year old read this book.  I think she would like it.


  1. Brooke, sounds like fun. Thanks for linking it in. Cheers

  2. It sounds like a very fun read.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved June Edition. I am in the list as #31.

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