Sunday, 25 May 2014

Review + #Giveaway: Goddess Born by Kari Edgren

Goddess Born

Pennsylvania, 1730

Selah Kilbrid keeps a dangerous secret: she has the power to heal.

A direct descendent of the Celtic goddess Brigid, it's Selah's sacred duty to help those in need. But as the last of the Goddess Born living in the New World, she learned from an early age to keep her supernatural abilities hidden. The Quaker community of Hopewell has always been welcoming, but there's no doubt they would see her hanged if her gift was revealed.

When a prominent minister threatens to try her with witchcraft unless she becomes his wife, Selah has only one hope--that her betrothed, a distant cousin from Ireland, arrives as planned. Marrying Samuel would keep her secret safe, preserve her sacred bloodline, and protect her from being charged as a witch.

But when news of Samuel's death reaches the Colonies, Selah is truly on her own. Terrified, she faces an impossible choice--forfeit her powers and marry the loathsome Nathan? Or find an imposter to pose as her husband and preserve her birthright?

I love historical reads. There’s something quite magical about travelling back in time, even if it is to an era with strange ways and beliefs. The one thing that seems to have moved through time is the fear and degradation of those who are different – Whether in fantasy or reality.

This book was fascinating from the very beginning and I was sucked into Selah’s world, her hopes, dreams and fears, and I felt like I walked right alongside her as this story played out in my head. There were a few surprising twists to the plot and I was drawn into the mystery of who Henry really was. He was far too noble, with fine swordsmanship skills, that I knew there was more to his story. Another mystery was the person behind the witch accusations. Nathan was just a pawn; that much was obvious – although he was despicable for taking things as far as he did – and I was intrigued to find out who the true villain was.

This story was filled with passion and romance, courage and hope. It was a thrilling read that held me captive. I am excited to read more from this author. 


Author photoKari Edgren did not dream of becoming a writer. Instead, she dreamed of everything else and was often made to stay inside during kindergarten recess to practice her letters. Despite doting parents and a decent school system, Ms. Edgren managed to make it through elementary school having completed only one book cover to cover – The Box Car Children, which she read approximately forty-seven times. Things improved during high school, but not until she read Gabrielle Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude in college, did she truly understand the power of a book.

Ms. Edgren aspires to be a Vulcan, a world-acclaimed opera singer, and two inches taller. She resides in the Pacific NW where she spends a great deal of time torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts. Ms. Edgren hasn’t stopped dreaming, but has finally mastered her letters enough to put the stories on paper. 

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