Goddess Born by Kari Edgren

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goddess born coverGoddess 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?

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2013 RWA Golden Heart© Finalist

2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist

 

ABNA Publisher Weekly Reviewer
Set in the colony of Pennsylvania in 1730, this riveting novel begins as 18-year-old Selah Kilbrid runs into Quaker minister Nathan Crowley, a man who “labor[ed] under the delusion that [Selah] would soon be his wife” despite the fact that she was betrothed to a man on his way to America from Ireland. Nathan tells Selah that if she refuses him, he will have her “charged as a witch” because of her ability to heal the sick. To avoid Nathan’s plan to marry her the following Sunday, she leaves for Philadelphia to wait for the arrival of her betrothed and marry him before returning home. In Philadelphia, she discovers that her betrothed has died at sea. She then purchases Henry, an indentured servant, and convinces him to pose as her husband and help protect her from Nathan. As the story continues, the reader learns of Selah’s family history and the powers she possesses; Selah is half human, half goddess. It’s important that her secret stay safe, because if discovered, she could be killed. The characters are well developed and relatable; the reader empathizes with Selah and her plight. The fast-paced plot is exciting and keeps the reader guessing and in suspense. The end leaves room for a sequel, which, after such a tremendous beginning, would be anxiously awaited. A clear winner!

 

Kari EdgrenAuthor Kari Edgren

Kari 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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Tour Schedule

May 27th
I Am A Reader – Guest Post
Whatever You Can Still Betray – Spotlight
Cherry Mischievous – Spotlight
Cuzinlogic – Spotlight
Kelly P’s Blog – Spotlight
The Stubby Pencil – Review

May 28th
More Than A Review – Spotlight
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review
Addicted Readers – Spotlight
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight

May 29th
Readsalot – Review
readalot – Review
Curling Up With A Good Book – Interview
Extaordinaryreads – Review

May 30th
Bookworm Lisa – Review
Mythical Books – Review
sarit yahalomi – Review
Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader – Spotlight

May 31st
Book Lovers Life – Spotlight

June 1st
CBY Book Club – Spotlight
Cici’s Theories – Review
Such a Novel Idea – Review

June 2nd
A Night’s Dream of Books – Spotlight
Brooke Blogs – Review
Indie Author How-to – Guest Post
Tifferz & Her Sisterz Book Reviewz – Review
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Spotlight

June 3rd
Mel’s Shelves – Review
lovely reads – Review
The Written Adventure – Spotlight

June 4th
Once Upon a YA Book – Review
BookHounds – Interview
Spiced Latte Reads – Review
Cassandra M’s Place – Spotlight

June 5th
Vonnie’s Reading Corner – Review
Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Review
Triquetra Reviews – Review
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Spotlight

June 6th
Hope To Read – Review
books are love – Review
Sweeping Me – Spotlight
Confessions of a Librarian in Training – Spotlight

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