Caught between Pagan and Catholic worlds, Eva must choose her own truth or risk the loss of her faith and her love.
Torn between her father's Catholicism and her mother's Pagan beliefs, Eva finally chooses Paganism. She accepts the name of Arethusa but learns too late that her life will mirror the Greek nymph's tragic fate. When they sail to the Azores Islands, her mother tells her that the fulfillment of her destiny rests with Diogo, the shipowner's son. But Eva sees a vision of another ... When the ship founders off the Azores, Tristan, a young Azorean, saves her. Destined to be with Diogo and aching for Tristan's forbidden love, Eva must somehow choose between them, or fate will soon choose for her.
"From the fragile candlelit drama of your opening chapter, through the rocking darkness of the ship's claustrophobic corridors, to the clinical grey light of the orphanage, this book creates a sometimes-pensive, sometimes-terrifying and often-poignant atmosphere." -- Alexandra Riley
Artemis Rising is a YA historical romance set in the late 19th century. Any publisher inquiries can be sent to my agent, Bernadette Baker-Baughman at bbaker (at) victoriasanders (dot) com. See the book trailer here for a visual pitch: http://www.youtube.com/stirlingeditor