Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Blog Tour: Goddess Born by Kari Edgren
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Historical/Fantasy/Paranormal/New Adult/Romance
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Buy it Here: Amazon
Our Rating: 4 stars
The power to heal is her divine gift, the fear of discovery, her mortal curse.
Selah Kilbrid is caught between two worlds. A direct descendant of the Celtic goddess Brigid, she is bound by Tuatha Dé law to help those in need. Yet as a human, she must keep her unique abilities hidden or risk being charged for a witch. In 1730 Pennsylvania, the Quaker community of Hopewell has become a haven for religious freedom—and fanaticism—and there are those who would see her hanged if the truth were revealed.
For eighteen years, Selah safely navigates the narrow gap between duty and self-preservation, until the day a prominent minister uncovers her secret. Obsessed with her power, Nathan Crowley disregards her betrothal to a distant cousin from Ireland and demands marriage in exchange for his silence. Selah stalls for time, but when news reaches the Colonies of her cousin’s death, time has run out.
Rather than submit to Nathan, Selah coerces a stranger to pose as her husband. It’s a good plan—her only plan—even though Henry Alan harbors his own dark secrets. But when she returns to Hopewell a married woman, the real fight has just begun. As unseen forces move against her, Selah doesn’t know which poses the greater danger—a malignant shadow closing in from outside or the internal fire that threatens to consume her heart.
Book Two in the Goddess Born series will be published in November 2014 and Book Three in June 2015.
I love historical fiction and I loved the time and place that this book was set in! I thought the story was very interesting and it definitely captured my attention. I loved Selah's attitude & her stubbornness. I thought the characters were well written & it was easy to form a connection with them. This book wasn't what I was expecting at all but I liked the way that it turned out! I'm excited to read book two!