The Thursday Review: Daughter of the Goddess by Rita Webb

Blurb:

The Heart.
The God of Love seeks a bride who is pure in heart and full of life—full of soul. Instead of a woman, he finds a child with laughter in her heart. Waiting for her to grow up, he befriends her, pretending to be nothing more than a blue-eyed boy with wild, tangled hair.

The Soul.
Left on the temple doorstep, a young girl turns the lives of the priestesses upside down . . . until one summer day before her eighteenth birthday, a traveling oracle tells her she is to marry a stranger in a foreign land.

The Nightmare.
An ancient demon—half-man, half-snake—wants to destroy anything the gods love. When she was a child, he haunted her dreams, but now he stalks her across the countryside. If he catches her, he’ll devour her.

Review:

I’ve been watching this book on the “People who bought Persephone also bought…” list for awhile. When Rita sent me a review request, I was thrilled to have the chance to read this novella. It was adorable. It was like a fairy tale set in Ancient Greece. Peaches is a horrifically neglected girl(Think Matilda levels of parental negligence) who is given to a local temple to be raised as a priestess. Despite her horrific upbringing, Peaches becomes a strong, beautiful woman. Everyone who sees her knows there’s something special about her. She sees a mysterious boy that no one else ever seems to notice and she has also gotten the attention of a less pleasant being. I knew where the book was going the entire time, but it was still a lovely story. Sweet, romantic, uplifting, and wonderful. It’s .99 cents. Read it.

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2 thoughts on “The Thursday Review: Daughter of the Goddess by Rita Webb

  1. I love ancient greece and am all about the happy endings, so next time I’m looking for a light romance, I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for the great review!

    • No trouble! Thanks for reading. If you’re looking for any other mythology books to review, I’d be happy to send a copy of Persephone your way if you haven’t read it yet 🙂

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