"Calling all priestesses! If you are a priestess, long to be a priestess, deep in your bones remember being a priestess, Sisters of the Solstice Moon is for you. Gina Martin’s powerful, lyrical novel will bring you face to face with priestesses of thirteen diverse, ancient traditions—as well as their friends, consorts, and animal familiars. Join them on their perilous and beautiful quest as they answer the timeless and timely call of the Goddess." Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles
In Sisters of the Solstice Moon, Gina Martin has created a novel that is epic and intimate, mythic and maternal. Reading this book feels like remembering a legend I’ve known all my life, buried deep in my bones, but like the thirteen sisters themselves, long ago forgotten. Martin breathes narrative details into the embers of this story that make it crackle to life. Beautiful, engrossing, and dreadfully relevant, this book will remind you of the latent power of Women. At a time when the radical right and authoritarianism are on the rise all over the world, it’s a great comfort to remember that hope is not lost; it’s only hibernating.
Jeanine Cummins, bestselling author of A Rip in Heaven and
award winning novel The Outside Boy
In Sisters of the Solstice Moon, author, teacher and priestess Gina Martin has woven together visions of the mysteries of the Sacred Feminine from the past, present and future, with an evocative and sensual urgency…?
Lush with rich, descriptive language that carries the reader into the cultures and rituals she dreams into being, one has only to let oneself be carried deeply into the heart of these rites and the important spiritual messages they contain.
Sharynne NicMhacha, scholar and author of The Divine Feminine in Ancient Europe, Celtic Myth and Religion, and Queen of the Night
Sisters of the Solstice Moon is a generous offering of heart and spirit, expertly crafted as it envelopes the reader in its sweet embrace and has us caring deeply for the women on their journey, with all their qualities – both human and divine. Filled with wisdom and insight, this tale of love, healing and magic is a powerfully moving and transformative story for our time, as we reconnect with our own inner wisdom and knowing. I loved this book.
Celeste Lovick, author of Medicine Song
Both in life and now in the pages of her timely book, Gina Martin, brings women, who stand for sisterhood, together under the same moon. In Sisters of the Solstice Moon she offers the soul threads of thirteen women, following the call of the Goddess, weaving together new and forgotten myths to hear and remember ourselves. With urgency she holds for us an imagining, a mirror, imploring us to honor and protect the Divine Feminine as She waits for us to meet her within our own hearts and in our lives. Deborah Kampmeier, award-winning filmmaker
Gina Martin’s mesmerising tale carries us across water, fire, earth and air to the realm of the ancient Priestesses of the Goddess. As fiction blurs with memory, something stirs deep inside. We are pulled into the weave of the Sisterhood, and summoned to remember the wisdom bubbling beneath the surface, ready to re-emerge.
Nicole Schwab, author of The Heart of the Labyrinth
Take everything you have learned of history and throw it away. And then, come, sit and listen to a tale of herstory, not a time when women ‘ruled’ but of Goddess cultures where they listened to the earth and the stars and guided with courage, strength and bravery. What a beautifully written book! Gina Martin writes lyrically and sensually, weaving the stories of matriarchal cultures coming together to prepare for dormancy so that the stories of the Goddesses could quietly live on in each cell and bone of our bodies until She could return, bringing balance to a world desperately in need. I do believe that time is now…
Karen Moon, creatrix of ‘The Divine Feminine’ app
Homer move over! Gina Martin’s Sisters of the Solstice Moon is a timeless, astonishing and visually captivating tale of the origins of female worship of the Divine Feminine that carries us into the land of Egypt during the era of the Pharaohs. Expertly and divinely inspired it is a remarkable journey complete with a super savvy elephant and a spirited sea creature who save our determined travellers from certain death. The characters are delightful and the words dance off the page!
Kristi Zea, film producer, director, production designer
Sisters of the Solstice Moon is a visionary tale of women coming together
with a singular purpose… the survival of Mother Earth. Evocatively written, Martin draws us into an epic story that follows thirteen Priestesses on individual quests that lead them to the star filled skies of Egypt. Along the way, we are immersed in ancient Goddess rituals and instructed by these powerful women on living in harmony with nature. Feminist, futuristic and unabashedly Matriarchal, Sisters of the Solstice Moon is a story for this moment in time.
Lisa Levart, author/photographer of Goddess on Earth; Portraits of the Divine Feminine
Gina Martin weaves a magical tale of possibility. Parting the tides to bring forth a new/old understanding of our shared past; A past in which the goddess – and therefore all life – is held sacred. And that is exactly what we need right now.
Jessica M. Starr, author of Waking Mama Luna and Maid, Mother, Crone, Other
Written word that uses fiction to tell a story of reality can best be written by goddess inspired Wimmin. Gina weaves a story that echoes the events of our grandmothers’ lives. Beautiful and magically she reveals the stories long covered up by centuries of oppression and patriarchal fear. Hers is a story that will make you think and consider seriously the path that we as Wimmin need to reclaim to insure a future for our generations to come. She is a high priestess who is inspired by the goddess. Beverly Little Thunder, Lakota Pipe carrier and author of One Bead at a Time