09-23-2013 04:14 PM
She lived in a small village with her father, after he died the king sent a man to bring her to him. Her father worked for the king, but fled with her as a child. She has the power to control water, the man sent to get her controls fire. She escaped him when they got to the city and lived with people on the river for a while working in a shoe store. The couple who owned the shoe store had a son who was in love with his male business partner. Every child born there has some one who goes to a church and pulls three metal coins from the alter, each has a word on it that the child will be blessed with. Eventually she is found and sent to the palace, she saves a princess from drowning during the palace boat race, and that is all i can remember.
I love this book, please help me!!!!!
a month ago
The book you are looking for is Troubled Waters, by Sharon Shin. The sequel just came out, too. Sorry it took so long to give you a response.
"Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river.
It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right. But as Zoe unlocks more of the mysteries of her blood--and the secrets of the royal family--she must decide how to use her great power to rise above the deceptions and intrigue of the royal court."