transported me there. I was beside the two men as they fought against horrifying deprivation and local political corruption to establish themselves in an industry where a few made a fortune and the rest either perished or were paupers, struggling along trying to survive each day. I
particularly enjoyed the strong female leads in the story, especially the women that would steal Julian’s heart. All the characters were
flawed and yet the author was able to arouse the reader’s sympathy and
empathy even for the thoroughly crooked and, at times, despicable Alan
Reid. If you like stories of generational power and wealth, this one will be right up your alley.
Book Details: Book Title: A Goddess Among Men by Daniel Davidsohn
Category: Adult Fiction 18 yrs +, 400 pages
Genre: Family Saga Fiction, Thriller, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Daniel Davidsohn
Release date: June 2020
Format available for review: print, Mobi (for Kindle), epub, pdf
Will send print books out USA
Tour dates: Jun 1 to Jun 12, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13. Sex abuse description and a few situations of violence.
“Readers who enjoy literary-style
writing, but with all the turns and twists of a full drama plot are
certain to devour this lavish and exciting work by author Daniel
Davidsohn. One of the most impressive elements for me was the character development of Christel herself, who could so easily have followed the tropes of a typical beautiful lead female, but has several layers of depth and emotional heartache that she works through as the novel unfolds. The plot is revealed at a great pace to maintain intrigue for the sins of the past, but it also has plenty of surprises and revealing interactions along the way that astute fans will pick up on.
From the primitive ruggedness of the Amazon rainforest to the privileged society of New York, three generations experience triumph and tragedy in this saga of loyalty, corruption, greed . . . but one woman has the power to change it all.
In 1907, Julian Welch and Alan Reid meet by chance in the
jungles of the Amazon attracted by the riches of the rubber boom.
Pioneers in an era of uncertainty, they form an unlikely alliance and
establish the foundation for a successful empire, Reid & Welch.
However, with Julian’s death, the empire is left to Alan, as is the
responsibility for Julian’s newborn daughter, Christel.
Yet for Christel, there’s no growing up as a privileged heiress. Instead, Alan subjects her to a life few endure, much less overcome. Through her will to survive and being as uncompromising as she is beautiful, Christel puts the horrors of her past behind her and begins to build a seemingly bright future. But when the success built on corruption starts to crumble, Christel will be forced to address the past or pay for the sins of the fathers.
Born in 1969, Brazil, Daniel Davidsohn’s novels have been called exciting, gripping, and engrossing, garnering him praise and rave reviews. He is passionately attracted to unfamiliar things and enjoys taking readers off the beaten path. His books include From The Nile to
The Euphrates (2009), Mare Crisium (2015), A Higher Power (2016), The
Karma Code (2017), Leave Her Out, a 2018 Readers’ Favorite Book Award
Finalist, and A Goddess Among Men (2020).
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