The Marsh King’s Daughter

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The Marsh King’s Daughter: Karen Dionne


How do you live your life isolated from the rest of the world and not feel resentful, alone or wondering what you might have missed? Helena finds herself held captive along with her young mother living in the Marshland and yet not realizing that her life is anything but ordinary. Her father took her mother captive and she was born two years later. Helena’s mother barely survived her birth yet thinking that she would provide some joy or comfort in her mother’s life but that was not to be. Her father was a dangerous man and you wonder as you read the novel, hear her recounts of her childhood why she worshipped and idolized this man. Not exactly loving or giving hugs, at times he could be downright cruel and abusive. Helena even when we switch to the present does not hate her…

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