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.
Coffee and Ink’s Review
A fascinating ripple in the river of American history as two men and two women manage a temporary escape from the encroaching tide of colonization, slavery, and genocide. On the island of Jekyll, for a magical space in time, they learn the lessons of humanity and love.
I found this a much-needed and appreciated novel of the power of storytelling. I adore the author’s compelling and immersive prose style. Hope does not lie in a happy ending but in the lessons learned on the journey of a lifetime, passed on in story to inspire survivors and shame the conquerors. DK Marley has perfectly captured those moments in an emotional story with depth and compassion. Highly recommended.
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
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