Historical Fiction, Review

Forest Child by Heather Day Gilbert + excerpt + deal alert

Viking warrior. Dauntless leader. Protective mother.

Determined to rise above her rank as the illegitimate “forest child” of Eirik the Red, Freydis launches a second voyage to Vinland to solidify her power and to demand the respect she deserves.

She will return home with enough plunder to force her brother, Leif, to sell her the family farm in Greenland.But nothing can prepare her for the horrors she must confront in Vinland…and nothing can stand in her way when her family is threatened.

In her race to outrun the truths that might destroy her, Freydis ultimately collides with the only enemy she cannot silence—her own heart.

Historically based on the Icelandic Sagas, Forest Child brings the memorable, conflicted persona of Freydis Eiriksdottir to life. This immersive tale is Book Two in the bestselling Vikings of the New World Saga.

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My Thoughts

Freydis Eiriksdottir is one intensely fierce warrior woman. I enjoyed experiencing her story and peeling back the many layers of her personality and circumstances. Although she isn’t able to rule her violent Viking crew with brute force, Freydis does have stealth, strength, precision, intelligence, and cunning among her arsenal of intimidating skills. There’s a lot to be said for a slender woman who can command and lead a horde of men like that!

Freydis and Ref’s relationship has fascinated me from book 1. He simply adores her and it irritates her to no end! Freydis, who has always seen such love as a weakness, is finally faced with the truth of her own feelings and the undeniable power of the God of Love. Beautiful messages of courage, redemption, healing, and love are woven throughout the lives of these formidable characters and turbulent times. I’m excited to see where this series goes next.

I requested the opportunity to read and review this book through the author. The opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Heather Day GilbertHeather Day Gilbert, a Grace Award winner and bestselling author, writes novels that capture life in all its messy, bittersweet, hope-filled glory. Born and raised in the West Virginia mountains, generational story-telling runs in her blood. Heather is a graduate of Bob Jones University and is married to her college sweetheart. Having recently returned to her roots, she and her husband are raising their three children in the same home in which Heather grew up.

Heather’s Viking historical novel, God’s Daughter, is an Amazon Norse Bestseller. She is also the author of  the bestselling A Murder in the Mountains mystery series. Her mystery, Trial by Twelve, was the 2015 Grace Award winner for Mystery/Romantic Suspense/Thriller/Historical Suspense. Heather also authored the Indie Publishing Handbook: Four Key Elements for the Self-Publisher.

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Deal Alert

Vikings of the New World Saga

God's Daughter Forest Child

God’s Daughter ebook edition is just 99 cents for a limited time!

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