There is a pinch of Wilbur Smith in this tale, or at least is what came into my mind. The generations span of the story, the pioneering beginnings leading to heiress status. Interesting. And that cover. So classy.
A Goddess Among Men by by Daniel Davidsohn will release Thursday, June 4, in the Family Saga Fiction, Thriller, Historical Fiction genre.
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.
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.
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Meet the Author:
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).
MY FAVORITE REVIEW OF A GODDESS AMONG MEN
Review by Romuald Dzeno
A Goddess Among Men by Daniel Davidsohn is a compelling story with a fascinating setting in the Amazon rainforest. It starts in 1907 when Julian Welch and Alan Reid meet and eventually start Reid & Welch. After the death of Julian, the company is left to Alan and Christel, Julian’s daughter. Christel is subjected to the harshest treatment and experiences a lot of trauma from Alan. But she is determined to survive and her invincible will sees her through the trying period. She wants a future that is different from her painful past, so she gets to work on it. When the past catches up with her, she will have to choose to be a victim of the sins of her father or to shape her destiny differently.
This is a novel that is complex in plot and character. It is written in prose that is fluid and compelling, with imagery that grips the imagination of the reader, transporting them to unique places in the Amazon. The characters are sophisticated and elaborately developed. Daniel Davidsohn lays down a powerful background to the story and with deft handling of plot, he moves on to develop a protagonist that readers will root for. The themes of corruption, family, and redemption are expertly developed in this spellbinding read. A Goddess Among Men is a story that follows one woman’s strength amidst the vicissitudes and challenges that life throws at her, refusing to be broken by pain. The realism and humanity infused into the characters had me feeling as though I was with people I already knew.
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