Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Pelican Bride

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WHITE, BETH
THE PELICAN BRIDE

She's come to the New World to escape a perilous past. But has it followed her to these far shores?

It is 1704 when Frenchwoman Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board the frigate Pelican bound for the distant Louisiana colony. Both have promised to marry one of the rough men toiling in this strange new world in order to escape suffering in the old. Genevieve knows life won't be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and a family, without fear of persecution for her outlawed religious beliefs.

When she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer-turned-farmer whose checkered past is shrouded in mystery. Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. Trouble is brewing outside the fort between French colonists and the native people surrounding them. And an even more sinister enemy may lurk within. Could the secret Genevieve harbors mean the undoing of the colony itself?

My Review:

Utterly fascinating! The rich historical backdrop brings this complex tale a new depth in the historical genre. The details of the time and setting are totally engrossing -- and gut-wrenchingly realistic. It leaves me amazed anew at the courage and tenacity of the women who settled North America.

The complex plot is a definite page-turner. Peril lurks everywhere -- from rampant illness, Indian threats, conniving men, political intrigue not to mention the risks inherent with falling in love. All make for a killer read. You won't want to come up for air until the very last page and then you'll be bereft because it's over.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Pelican Bride please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 20  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 

39 comments:

  1. Sounds intriguind and I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. And my email: janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It surely is, Janka. Good luck!

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  3. I've been drawn to the cover of this book, it sounds terrific!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. The cover is gorgeous, but I don't think it actually depicts the story...you'll have to read it to see why! :-) Good luck Merry.

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  4. The cover is just beautiful! I would love to win this book and at it to my many other collection of christian fiction books.
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  5. I've been drawn to the cover of this one since I first saw it. The story sounds lovely, too, though! :)

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

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    1. It's an incredible read, Bluerose. Good luck!

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  6. The cover was enough to sell me but enjoyed your review!

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  7. This story sounds good. Great review!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I love good historical fiction, sounds like this one might be great!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It absolutely is, Patty. Good luck!

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  9. I love your review and am adding THE PELICAN BRIDE to my wish list! Thank you for the chance win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Britney. Good luck!

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  10. This book sounds very interesting
    Also please have a terrific day
    God bless u
    Chris
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  11. What a cover and what a review! This one sounds like a must read. Thank you for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's really different from anything out there right now. Good luck Melanie.

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  12. Oh a new author for me, count me in on this one ... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I know -- she's new to me too. Good luck Becky.

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  13. Sounds intriguing. Count me in, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  14. I've been looking at this one for a couple of weeks and wondered if it was going to be good. So glad you did a review. Sign me up!

    lauralvn3 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Yeppers -- it's worth the read. Good luck Laura.

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  15. Love the cover and looking forward to reading it. Thanks for reviewing! rmjagears@gmail.com

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  16. That sounds like an amazingly interesting book! I would love to enter for a chance to read it! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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    1. It definitely is, Martha. Good luck!

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  17. Kav, thanks for volunteering to review Pelican Bride. What a great summary! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it.
    Beth White
    www.bethwhite.net

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    1. Thanks for writing such a great book, Beth!!!! And for stopping by.

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  18. Great review Kav. Made me really want to read this book. This time of settlleing Lousianna in the New World interest me. Janette Oke wrote books about the Acadians that I like. I have some of them. Very pretty cover too. Don't think I would have been strong enough to survive what so many women had when starting North America. Please put my name in. Thanks!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Maxie, the French connection -- both with France and Canada was totally fascinating -- gave the whole book a different appeal. Good luck.

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  19. This looks like a really great book- the plot is so intriguing! Thanks for the chance to win. =)

    lubell1106(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's very different, Elyssa, with lots of twists and turns. Good luck!

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  20. I saw this somewhere else and it was on my list - would love to read it!! truckredford(at)gmail(dot)Com

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