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?
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.
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