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  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • Aphrodite's Blessings
  • Clemence McLaren
  • English
  • 22 December 2018
  • 9780689843778

10 thoughts on “Aphrodite's Blessings

  1. says:

    I'm a sucker for Greek mythology love stories THANK YOU APHRODITE


  2. says:

    I love McLauren's teenage writing style of the Greek mythologies These are three stories with HEAs but don't confuse that with fluffy stories because Greek mythology is dark and bloodyFirst we have the story of Atalanta the runnerAtalanta how much blood are you covered in? What I love about Atalanta is that she always gives them a choice but doesn't hesitate when they refuse Aphrodite had to intervene otherwise Greece would have have been barren of hot men FYI the Olympians had to perform in the game in the nude ergo girls were not allowed to attendMilanion of Thrace 'He shrugged smiling Atlanta this may be the last time we tal on this Earth Do not pierce my heart with unkind words'Then we have the story of Andromeda castigated by her mother's Cassiopeia's follyI love Andromeda's story because it's what all the medieval stories of damsels in distress are litteraly about This author got the part about Medusa being beautiful correct contrary to common belief that she is a hideous monster And then we have Psyche worshiped than Aphrodite for her beautyI absolutely love this story because the drama is amongst the gods and they are triggered by lust on one hand and jealousy on the other The gods have their weakness but also know the weakness of mortal and use these weaknesses to their advantage Always a fun read I overall enjoyed this book Except that if I can recollect correctly all the descriptions of the characters are blonde and we are talking about GreekRoman Greece and Italy not Scandinavia


  3. says:

    This was a decent enough book considering they made the stories pretty fluffy Everyone got their happy ending I think my favorite story was Psyche because it had the most interaction with the gods I mean Eros was a major factor and this is the only story in the three where we actually see Aphrodite


  4. says:

    I read it a long time ago like 5 years but i remember I liked I don't know I don't have an opinion I was like 14


  5. says:

    Don't you just love happy endings? Good for a short stories book I use prefer longer novels


  6. says:

    What the ?I apparently read this book back in 2005 but I have no memory of anything about itOMG I was so weird back then


  7. says:

    When a young princess is turned into the top runner in her land by her father her aunt considers her marriage privilages but all the girl wants is to be free Princess of Ithaca Atalanta finds a compromise to suit all sides when her father holds a race to outrun Atalanta marry her and gain the kingdom of Ithaca or lose and pay the price with his life After thousands of contests one young man starts to realize the issue with specific sacrifices to wrong gods He decides he knows the right gods to sacrifice to one in particular He sets out on a mission positive he can win the heart of the princess and please all the right gods as well Not only did I fall in love with the plot of the story but each character portrays a certain uality the others don't When love comes into a story it makes things so much difficult however the author Clemence McLaren tells a story of a time where things were much simpler In ancient times there was no technology to crowd peoples lives a matter had to be settled face to face which made the matter twice as romantic This method of writing is exactly what made me fall head over heels in love with this book


  8. says:

    The book currently read is Aphrodite’s Blessings by Clemence McLaren An original and fresh book that contains three Greek love stories The first story a young female athlete has to compete with other male candidates to determine who will be her future husband but if the boy loose he gets killed Atalanta the young girl does not know that Aphrodite will help her in one of the races The second story talks about a girl named Andromeda whose beauty is beyond any goddess Her father obliges her to choose a husband but Aphrodite will also help her The third and last story is about Psyche a beautiful mortal that no one wants to marry afraid of her beauty Finally Psyche finds her perfect suitor but Aphrodite wants her to go first to the underworld to earn his love The three stories contain women points of view and along with it their problems The topic of Aphrodite’s Blessings is Aphrodite’s help to other women with love problems in their life Before reading this book my idea of this topic was that it would all be Aphrodite’s experience with love What made me realize this was the tittle of the book and the cover of the book One uestion was bothering me What type of love stories from the Greek Myths is this book containing? Also from this book I learned 5 facts about their stories The first one is life back then was not as easy as now The second fact that I learned is that women did not have a voice Also women did not have as much rights as women do now Another fact is that people were worried about their looks The last fact is that people back then they use to marry at a very young age This book is a non fiction book because it talks about greek myths and their gods Also because it used resources from other books and reliable friends I recommend this book to girls and boys middle school students high school students teachers historians and tourists This book could be read by a girl or a boy because it can make someone learn that must of the women were obliged to do things Middle school students would also benefit from this book because it is not very hard to read but at the same time many information is being introduced High school students with projects about Greek culture or women rights would find this book really useful Also teachers who are teaching ancient Greece and would like a book where the culture rights and religion is introduced would use this book as well as a historian to know about a time period Last tourist who would love to visit Greece and would like to learn about their history could use this book This book could be for anyone because it is interesting and brings you knowledge


  9. says:

    Title Aphrodite's BlessingsSubtitle Love Stories from the Greek MythsAuthor Clemence McLarenSummary This is a compilation of three retellings of Greek myths about love and the goddess of love Aphrodite They are told in first person from the view of the heroine One retells the story of how Atalanta outran everyone except for one clever young man who thought to ask the goddess of love herself Then there's the story of Andromeda insisting on marrying Perseus after he saved her from the vile sea monster The last is the tale of Psyche who was fortunate enough to have Eros himself son of Aphrodite fall in love with her He takes her to a beautiful villa with invisible servants He only comes at night when it is so dark that she cannot see him He is gone in the morning But Psyche's sisters give her the idea to hide a candle in the room and look at her husband when he was asleep She did but he woke up She found that he was Eros and he left her But Aphrodite decided to give Psyche another chance and gave her four tasks The first three she accomplished with the help of animals and the last she had to go into the Underworld She accomplished them and was reunited with Eros Stars 7Violence 3 because of Perseus killing the sea monster Romance 6 because of kissing of course all the couples kissed Also bare shoulders of Eros but it didn't describe anything horribly indecent Language 0 again I know I know it was supposed to be 1 10 but how can I help it if it wasn't even a 1?


  10. says:

    I picked up this book when I felt absolutely uneducated about mythological love stories Just like with anything that is dated these love stories were written for a different generation I did get acuainted with Greek mythology which is what I wanted but it was a difficult read since my mind is so accustomed to contemporary writingThe first and my personal favorite is Atalanta's story She is the daughter of the King of Arcadia and a gifted runner who realizes that in ancient Greece it doesn't mean much if a woman has talent or not if she can't get a 'suitable husband' The story unfolds into a fairytale that a lot of career driven women must have fantasized about in their spare time The second story is of princess Andromeda who has a boastful mother One day ueen Cassiopeia offends the gods with her unnecessary arrogance but Lord Perseus shows up to save the day The same immortal that was known for slaying monsters; the same God Andromeda dreamt of everyday The final story is of the beautiful Psyche who was born so beautiful that people believed she may have caused Aphrodite herself to be envious After failing her first test she passes a series of tests for the love of God


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Aphrodite's Blessings

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Ous suitor is finally found but Aprhrodite decrees that Psyche must descend into Hades to earn his loveIn three love stories spun from Greek myths Clemence McLaren author of Inside the Walls of Troy and Waiting for Odysseus presents these new retellings with all their longing hope fear and love from the woman's point of vie. Title Aphrodite's BlessingsSubtitle Love Stories from the Greek MythsAuthor Clemence McLarenSummary This is a compilation of three retellings of Greek myths about love and the goddess of love Aphrodite They are told in first person from the view of the heroine One retells the story of how Atalanta outran everyone except for one clever young man who thought to ask the goddess of love herself Then there's the story of Andromeda insisting on marrying Perseus after he saved her from the vile sea monster The last is the tale of Psyche who was fortunate enough to have Eros himself son of Aphrodite fall in love with her He takes her to a beautiful villa with invisible servants He only comes at night when it is so dark that she cannot see him He is gone in the morning But Psyche's sisters give her the idea to hide a candle in the room and look at her husband when he was asleep She did but he woke up She found that he was Eros and he left her But Aphrodite decided to give Psyche another chance and gave her four tasks The first three she accomplished with the help of animals and the last she had to go into the Underworld She accomplished them and was reunited with Eros Stars 7Violence 3 because of Perseus killing the sea monster Romance 6 because of kissing of course all the couples kissed Also bare shoulders of Eros but it didn't describe anything horribly indecent Language 0 again I know I know it was supposed to be 1 10 but how can I help it if it wasn't even a 1

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The goddess Aphrodite was adored and feared by gods and mortals alike; none were immune to her power Young lovers offered gifts and prayers to her the goddess of love and beauty in hopes of receiving her blessingsContent as one of the best athletes in her father's kingdom Atalanta rebels against attempts at an arranged marr. This was a decent enough book considering they made the stories pretty fluffy Everyone got their happy ending I think my favorite story was Psyche because it had the most interaction with the gods I mean Eros was a major factor and this is the only story in the three where we actually see Aphrodite

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Iage What she doesn't know is that Aphrodite has given her blessing to a race that will change everythingThen there is Andromeda whose beauty rivals that of any goddess She is devastated by her father's choice of a husband but Aphrodite has another plan for her tooFinally nobody wants to marry the beautiful Psyche A mysteri. What the I apparently read this book back in 2005 but I have no memory of anything about itOMG I was so weird back then


About the Author: Clemence McLaren

Clemence McLaren was born in New Jersey on November 3 1938 to Edward Dobson an engineer and Grayce Berg Dobson She attended Rutgers University from which she received a degree in 1960 In the same year she married Robert McLaren Together the couple had two children Kevin and HeatherFor a number of years she and her husband taught overseas During this time they built a cottage on a small G