Happy Monday Savvy Readers! I hope you managed to free up some space on your TBR this past weekend because I have an exciting new featured read that you don’t want to miss! Whether you’re a fan of historical fiction or you just love a well-written world, don’t miss the Daughter of Black Lake by Cathy Marie Buchanan!
Today, we’re travelling back in time to the first century, AD.
It’s the season of Fallow, in a misty northern bog surrounded by woodlands and wheatfields. This remote settlement lies far beyond the reach of Roman invaders, who are still hundreds of miles to the southeast. Life is simple for the small, tight-knit community. Sow. Reap. Honour the earth.
But the settlement is changing. Famine has brought struggle, and outsiders with military might and foreign ways. For Devout’s young daughter, life is already more troubled than her mother could have ever anticipated. But the girl has an extraordinary gift, and it will be up to her to save her family and her community.
An incredible story filled with pagan traditions, love, family, and the sublime power of the natural world, Cathy Marie Buchanan‘s Daughter of Black Lake weaves between two generations of women. Illuminating the perils of history’s relentless forward march, this is an incredibly immersive story and perfect for today’s uncertain times.