Book reviews, Historical fiction

God’s Children by Mabli Roberts – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

‘Kate Marsden: nurse, intrepid adventurer, saviour of the lepers or devious manipulator, immoral and dishonest?’

As she lies on her deathbed visited by the ghosts of her past, who should we believe, Kate or those who accuse her of duplicity? Memory is a fickle thing: recollections may be frozen in time or distorted by the mirror of wishful thinking. Kate’s own story is one of incredible achievements, illicit love affairs and desperate longing; those of her accusers paint a very different portrait – of a woman determined on fame and fortune.

The reader navigates a narrative as fractured as the Siberian ice Kate crosses in search of a cure for leprosy, and as beautiful as Rose, her lost love, as the full picture emerges of a life lived when women were not expected to break the mould.

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MY REVIEW

God’s Children is a unique, engaging read by Mabli Roberts….

This is the story of Kate Marsden and her 11,000 mile search for a flower that could possibly cure leprosy.

This is an epic tale of travels through a hostile environment of, forests, snow and ice with some truly perilous moments.

It starts on Kate’s death bed as she remembers her past…During her story she recounts earlier memories of her life in England, Russia, Bulgaria and New Zealand, we learn of her personal life too which damaged her reputation at the time.

“In the spring of 1890, St Petersburg was filled with blossom.”

Beautifully written with such descriptive writing you’ll feel every chill and moment of danger along with Kate. It’s not a fast read and I felt at sometimes a little disjointed, but it is human, with all its foibles, love, beauty, fear and death…..stunning and it will stay with me for a long time.

Thank you to Damppebbles Blog Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

About Mabli Roberts:

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Mabli Roberts lives in a wild, mountainous part of Wales. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and has worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wales, Newport. Most of her inspiration comes from her love of history and from long walks in the timeless landscape around her.

Mabli also writes as Paula Brackston, PJ Brackston and PJ Davy. Nutters was shortlisted for the Mind Book Award and The Witch’s Daughter was a New York Times bestseller.

Her work has been translated into five languages and is sold around the world. You can find out more about her books on her website http://www.paulabrackston.com, her Author’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/worldofpaulabrackston/ and YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/paulabrackstonbooks as well as the God’s Children Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Gods-Children-1476228589147399/

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldofpaulabrackston/  

https://www.facebook.com/Gods-Children-1476228589147399/

Website: http://www.paulabrackston.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/paulabrackstonbooks

 

Purchase Links

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gods-Children-Mabli-Roberts/dp/1909983950/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1559639624&sr=8-2

GoogleBooks: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/God_s_Children.html?id=I53mvQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Foyles: https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/gods-children,mabli-roberts-9781909983953

NOOK: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gods-children-mabli-roberts/1130754042

Blackwells: https://test.blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Gods-Children-by-Mabli-Roberts-author/9781909983953

Hive: https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Mabli-Roberts/Gods-Children/23350712

Publishing Information:

Published by Honno Press in paperback and ebook format on 11th April 2019.

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gods-Children-Mabli-Roberts/dp/1909983950/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1559639624&sr=8-2

GoogleBooks: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/God_s_Children.html?id=I53mvQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Foyles: https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/gods-children,mabli-roberts-9781909983953

NOOK: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gods-children-mabli-roberts/1130754042

Blackwells: https://test.blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Gods-Children-by-Mabli-Roberts-author/9781909983953

Hive: https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Mabli-Roberts/Gods-Children/23350712

Publishing Information:

Published by Honno Press in paperback and ebook format on 11th April 2019.

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