The Thursday Review: Daughter of the Goddess by Rita Webb


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.


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.


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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