Hello Bookish Friends
Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the Book Tour of, Child Of Love & Water
by D.K. Marley, which is being hosted by HFBT
Child of Love and Water by D.K. Marley
The White Rabbit Publishing
eBook; 291 Pages
The year is 1722. A child is born on the isolated island of Ospo off the Georgia coast. In the midst of General Oglethorpe’s vision for this new land, and the emerging townships of Frederica and Savannah, four lives entwine together on this island like the woven fronds in a sea-grass basket – the orphaned Irish girl born free of hate or prejudice, a war-ravaged British soldier seeking forgiveness and absolution, a runaway Gullah slave girl desperate for a word of kindness on the wind, and a Creek Indian warrior searching for answers about this intrusion onto his homeland. What they learn from this wild innocent girl, and from each other, will change their lives forever.
A new birth, a new country, and the elements – Water, Wind, Fire, and Earth – entwine to teach one thing: Love conquers all. Love sees beyond borders. There is no ignorance in love.
Child of Love & Water , by D.K. Marley is incredible moving book, set mostly near the coastal islands of Georgia. An almost completely isolated island of Ospo, untouched and free.
Katherine (Katie) O’More, an Ulster Irish immigrant, settled on a small farm outside the Philadelphia community. Katie has experienced the loss of her mother and living under a dominating father. Surrounded by the religious turmoil of the Quakers and Puritans. At the age of 19 she marries without her fathers consent, to Quaker preacher, Nathaniel Meade. They join a group traveling south under harsh conditions.
Nathaniel takes a fever and dies, leaving already pregnant Katie completely alone. Arriving at end of her journey to the dense marshland of coastal Georgia, she has made up her mind to disappear. Leaving the the harsh realities of world to raise her child in love and Innocence.
Katie births a girl child and names her Muirin, meaning water in Gaelic. She is a child raised in love and free from the world of greed and corruption and prejudice. Every since the day of her birth a legend has been attached to her and her mother. One that has spread far and wide amongst a wide variety people in the area.What happens after that is the heart of the thought provoking novel..
When four people meet on the island from four different backgrounds one British, Irish, Gullah, and Creek. They soon learn the value of seeing beyond skin color and race.
Sometimes a book hits in ways you don’t expect and everything becomes clear.This wonderful book will speak to you. Leaving you feeling much better to have read it. I took my time and savored every word and moment of this beautiful and gracefully written story. So much emotional depth to this book as you dig into complex layers of the storyline. The author intricately woven plotline, will keep you engaged in this 17th-century America historical fiction.
Well developed, diverse characters you will enjoy. The Child of Love & Water, swept me away, with its compelling dialogue and the author seamless writing that flowed effortlessly.
Have a wonderful day!
About the Author
D. K. Marley is a historical fiction writer specializing in Shakespearean themes. Her grandmother, an English Literature teacher, gave her a volume of Shakespeare’s plays when she was eleven, inspiring DK to delve further into the rich Elizabethan language. Eleven years ago she began the research leading to the publication of her first novel “Blood and Ink,” an epic tale of lost dreams, spurned love, jealousy and deception in Tudor England as the two men, William Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe, fight for one name and the famous works now known as the Shakespeare Folio. She is an avid Shakespearean / Marlowan, a member of the Marlowe Society, the Shakespeare Fellowship and a signer of the Declaration of Intent for the Shakespeare Authorship Debate. She has traveled to England three times for intensive research and debate workshops, and is a graduate of the intense training workshop “The Writer’s Retreat Workshop” founded by Gary Provost and hosted by Jason Sitzes. She lives in Georgia with her husband and a Scottish Terriers named Maggie and Buster.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, November 12
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Wednesday, November 13
Excerpt at Passages to the Past
Thursday, November 14
Review at Books and Zebras
Saturday, November 16
Review at Reading is My Remedy
Tuesday, November 19
Excerpt at Books In Their Natural Habitat
Thursday, November 21
Review at @ya.its.lit
Friday, November 22
Review at Nursebookie
Sunday, November 24
Review at A Darn Good Read
Tuesday, November 26
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Thursday, November 28
Review at Coffee and Ink
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a copy of Child of Love and Water by D.K.Marley! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 29th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open internationally.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.