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Divine By Mistake (Parthenon Series Book 1) by PC Cast Review.

Hi ForeverBookers! 

An awesome ADULT read! 

This was a reread for me. I loved how funny, yet endearing the novel was. It's told from first person POV, which I really appreciated. It tells the story of Shannon Parker, a teacher from the state of Oklahoma. She goes to an antiques auction and buys a vase she thinks looks interesting. What she's not aware of is the magical connotations of the vase. 

There are minor spoilers below... 

On her way home from the auction a storm starts and she's literally sucked into another world. That's where the title of the book comes from. She's there by mistake, or so she believes. From there she has to figure out what's happened to her and where she is. She has help from a woman named Alanna, who tells her she is the Goddess Epona. What Alanna doesn't know at first is that Shannon is a woman from the human world. Rhiannon, the REAL Goddess traded places with Shannon because she didn't like her world. Rhiannon is portrayed as a horrible leader, although we don't hear from her in this book. Everyone else thinks she's horrible however, until Shannon becomes her. It is revealed later in the book that Shannon is the true Goddess of Epona, not Rhiannon. 

Shannon just happens to arrive at the temple (Rhiannon's palace) on Rhiannon's wedding day. That means that Shannon has to become Rhiannon straight away, which isn't hard as they look almost identical. She's set to marry ClanFintan, a high chieftain. What she doesn't realise however is that said high chieftain is also a centaur! That's a part of the fantasy element this story has. I really liked ClanFintan and seeing his relationship with Shannon grow was special. By the end of book 1 they are so in love - a perfect read for Valentine's Day, which was when I was reading this. It's rare to find a book with only one love interest for the main character, I believe. This I enjoyed. 

Another element of this book was a darker plot. I don't want to spoil it as its a major plot point so let's just say that Shannon as Rhiannon, ClanFintan, Alanna and other characters have to fight for what's right. If they don't they could be killed.

There are secrets revealed, love shown, fights battled, a mystical setting, a mysterious disease as well as much more.

The writing is also really great. There are lots of comic moments throughout that just made me laugh out loud, literally! I therefore give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! I can't wait to start Devine By Choice next...

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