Blog Tour: The Scholar


The Scholar (The Fall Series, #2)The Scholar
(The Fall Series #2)
by May Nicole Abbey
Adult, SciFi, Clean Romance
Paperback276 Pages
July 7th 2013 by River Valley Publishing       


A leap through time. A choice to make. A destiny to change.
Dismissed by her professors, ridiculed by her classmates, Serena Metcalfe is determined to prove the existence of the Samu Aqaru, the powerful stone of the ancient pharaohs – even if it means travelling through time. But her study of Egyptology did not prepare her for the dangers and passions of the real Egypt of 2361 BC. Crocodile attacks, kidnapping, betrayal, murder…and a pharaoh who believes she is a goddess and wants her as his queen. But Serena isn’t about to give herself to a king – not when finding the precious Stone could mean saving the man she loves.

Irresistible playboy Shepseskaf, fated for an early death, and his loyal yet ruthless cousin Pepisenkaura were once the closest of friends, but the right to the throne of Egypt and their rivalry for Serena threaten to transform them into bitter and eternal enemies. Only Serena knows the tragic destiny that awaits, and only Serena can rewrite history…by following her heart.

My Review

It seems that there have been quite a few time-traveling novels out this year. I like that the blurb for The Scholar doesn't place a lot of focus on the time-traveling part of the story, but more on the fact that Serena ends up in the past, which she does for basically the whole story. 

I really enjoyed the story's setting, which was in Ancient Egypt. Serena did adapt easier than I would think, but she also had done some serious research on the time and was somewhat fluent in at least one of their dead languages. The authors definitely did some research on the customs and daily life in Ancient Egypt as it came across in the story.

I did feel a little like I was just pushed into the story at the beginning. The blurb has more background on Serena and where she begins her story than the actual book. I felt like I could have used a little more of an initial story or more along the way than I was given. I just had to mostly piece things together, such as figuring out how Serena got injured. Having said that, the writing was fairly well done and edited. After the story got going I was pretty much pulled in and wanted to figure out what was going to happen, which guy Serena would fall for (yes, this means there is a little bit of a love triangle), from which side the next threat would come, and what Serena herself would choose to do.

I would recommend The Scholar if you enjoy reading fairly clean Romance with a time-travel twist, some action, and some sweet moments.

Content: Clean (I would consider this clean for the Adult genre, but there is some innuendo, violence, and suggestive rape.)

Source: From tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Authors

PicturePictureCaroline Gregory and Shawnette Nielson are sisters on a mission. Their goal is to write clean, adventuresome romance stories, full of lovely characters, personal growth, truth, and hope. Although they live nearly a thousand miles from each other, and are both busy with the daily needs of their respective families, they carve out time each night to put fingers to keyboard and write.  Their goal? Twenty completed books. Set all over the world and throughout time, they thrill at the freedom that writing time travel offers them. From Georgian society, to Ancient Egypt, and plans for a western, contemporary, and even a book set in ancient Greece, the possibilities are limitless.

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