Child of Love and Water by D.K. Marley
Child of Love and Water is just the book I needed. I have been struggling to remain focused on any book lately, thanks to an overly busy end of the semester, but as soon as I started this book I knew it would be special. It took my attention and kept it as I read through this story. Maybe it’s my love of nosy puritan neighbors. Or the stories of Native Americans. Or the rising and falling of the ocean. Whatever the case, this book is a story on the lives we lead and the intertwining of our love.
This book weaves together different walks of people and generations. It is first and foremost a story of love, and the impact we may have on many people yet to come. Katie is a recently widowed soon to be mother who has faced many hardships in life. Yet, she vows to raise her daughter to love and be kind. To do this she settles on an island away from the hatred and wickedness of man. Soon she gives birth to Muirin, a daughter of the water, and sparks a tale of fear that travels across the colonies over a span of years.
But the story truly begins when four very different people meet on this island.
D.K. Marley writes with a luscious and beautiful prose, which is part of the reason I was so captivated with the book. I found myself just taking in everything the words had to offer and not taking a moment to pause or become distracted, like I oftentimes do when reading. I highly recommend everyone taking the time to immerse themselves in this beautifully written story!
About the AuthorD. 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
Friday, November 29
Review at Al-Alhambra
Interview at Jathan & Heather
GiveawayDuring 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 Rules – 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. Child of Love and Water Tour https://gleam.io/competitions/L0wnl-child-of-love-and-water-tour
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*