Friday, June 5, 2020

A Goddess Among Men by Daniel Davidsohn - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

 "A Goddess Among Men

is a fascinating tale of derring-do in the untamed wilds of the Amazon 
rain forest. Daniel Davidsohn has a writing style that is smooth, fluid 
and compelling. I found this story impossible to put down and completed 
it in just one sitting. The author’s descriptive prose of especially the
rainforest, its flora, and fauna, as well as its native peoples, 
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. I thoroughly enjoyed A Goddess Among Men and can highly recommend it to a wide audience."  - Grant Leishman, Author of Just A Drop in the Ocean

Join us for this tour from Jun 1 to Jun 12, 2020!

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. Overall, A Goddess Among Men is a very enjoyable work and is not to be missed by fans of high-quality writing and accomplished drama." -  K.C. Finn, Author of The Mind's Eye

Book Description:

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.

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My Review
A Goddess Among Men is a fascinating story. It spans three generations, and while some of the book is dark at times, and gets a little more complex, it's a well-written novel that will appeal to readers of historical fiction, dramas, and family sagas. The characters range from relatively likable and believable to despicable and awful. The vivid imagery elicited from the world building makes you feel as though you're actually in the jungles of Brazil or New York. The plot starts off with two men, Alan and Julian, freshly arrived in Brazil and ready to get rich quick via rubber. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as they expected, and their interactions/"friendship" are what set off the events of the rest of the book.
A profound, sometimes deep and complicated, but ultimately engaging read.
4 stars!

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).

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest

Tour Schedule:

June 1 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway

June 1 - Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 2 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

June 2 - Down the Rabbit Hole – book review / author interview / giveaway

June 3 – I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway

June 3 - Lamon Reviews – book review

June 3 - Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway

June 3 - Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 4 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway

June 4 - Permanently_booked – book review

June 5 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

June 5 - The avid reader – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 8 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 8 - Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway

June 9 – Mowgli with a book – book review / giveaway

June 9 - She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway

June 9 - 100 Pages A Day – book review

June 10 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway

June 10 - A Madison Mom – book review / giveaway

June 11 – Svetlanas reads and views – book review

June 11 - Books and Zebras – book review / giveaway

June 12 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway

June 12 - Books for Books – book review

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