Heather Day Gilbert
I’ve been really wanting to find a novel about the Vikings for some time now; unfortunately, they’re quite hard to find! I’ve actually been thinking of writing one myself, and so when I found God’s Daughter through Goodreads, I immediately knew I had to put it on my to-read list.
(And this may seem a bit self-serving, but I was really glad that, though God’s Daughter was about the Vikings, this storyline was nothing like the story idea that’s been rolling around my head.)
I did have mixed feelings on this book. I did really like the insight into the culture and time period, and the story was interesting. However, it did bother me that Gudrid was sort of yearning back to a man who wasn’t her husband. I understand that this was a main character development/growth but I didn’t care for it, especially with how much it was mentioned. That being said, it was a nice change to read about a woman who was already married; I do like “married” fiction so long as it doesn’t get too intimate or anything.
Overall, God’s Daughter was a nice debut for author Heather Day Gilbert, and though I wouldn’t recommend it to younger readers as it’s a more “mature” book (not only for the reasons mentioned about but also due to the fact there was some violence- not crazy violence, but definitely some- in there as well) I enjoyed it and am curious about what’s going to happen next in this series.
Rating: 7 ½
I received this book for free from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.