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?”
The Goddess born is a magical historical romance. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book and I absolutely adored it. It combined the mass hysteria of the witch trials of the 1700’s with Celtic mythology to make one of the most engaging books I have read this year.
Selah is such a wonderful character with ethereal qualities. She is almost guileless and innocent of heart and never deserved being so persecuted.
The goddess born is a stunning début that is unforgettable. I really hope there are more books to come because Kari Edgren created a beautiful story set in a enchanting world. My only complaint about this book- is that it ended when I wanted more.