Child of Love and Water Tour – Review & Giveaway

Click the photo to see my Booksta post


Child of Love and Water by D.K. Marley

Publication Date: October 19, 2018
The White Rabbit Publishing
eBook; 291 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
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 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!

Book Links

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.

Author Links

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


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 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

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

2 thoughts on “Child of Love and Water Tour – Review & Giveaway”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s