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M. Stevens-David Review: "The Shaman's Daughter" by Nicki Royall Peet
By Martha Stevens-David
Jul 2, 2014 - 2:10:32 AM

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The promotional material for this book describes the story as follows.

Two fictitious Cherokee women provide an empowering story of how Native American women can rise above in a society dominated by men. With one woman becoming the first female shaman of her nation and the other fighting for social justice, both women fight for their rights. These two Cherokee women come from different centuries. After a North Carolina Christian church is forced to relocate its cemetery, the history of the first female shaman is discovered.

Being of 1/32nd "American Indian" heritage, I was very excited to have received this lovely book, "The Shaman's Daughter." I couldn't wait to begin reading the story and I wasn't disappointed either.

The author, Nicki Royall Peet, with all of her studies and degrees has done herself proud in the research of this work. I found her story to be very believable and educational and I, even with my small amount of "Indian" heritage, was immediately enraptured and captured by this Indian tale.

I will happily recommend this book to others and will treasure this volume for my own library.

A truly wonderful story! Recommend? Absolutely!!!

Martha Stevens-David

Nicki Peet has a degree in religion and a master's degree in religious studies. She has studied under a real shaman and practices meditation. Peet considers herself an advocate and activist for women and human rights. Previous published works include, "You Don't Need to Have a Repeat Cesarean" and "The Lines Have Fallen in Pleasant Places." She has been married to her second husband for 23 years and together they have raised six children and have three grandchildren.

"The Shaman's Daughter"
By Nicki Royall Peet
ISBN: 978-1-4917-2208-4
Softcover, $14.95
Hardcover, $24.95
E-book, $3.99

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