Thursday, April 17, 2014

"The Pelican Bride," by Beth White

"The Pelican Bride," by Beth White

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 Geneviève Gaillain and her sister board the frigate Pélican 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. Geneviève knows life won't be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and 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, Geneviève realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. Trouble is brewing outside the fort between the French colonists and the native people surrounding them. And an even more sinister enemy may lurk within. Could the secret Geneviève harbors mean the undoing of the colony itself?

Gulf Coast native Beth White brings vividly to life the hot, sultry South in this luscious, layered tale.


What an interesting book.  This was set in a period of history I do not know anything about.  As noted in the authors notes this book is partly based on actual facts.  I do know this wouldn't be the life for me but what brave women and men they were in those days setting up new colonies.

Genevieve and Tristan are made for one another and you know they are destined to be together.  It just involves getting around a few obstacles in their way.  It is a fast paced book with plently of twists and turns along the way that keeps you interested.  This book is the first book in the Gulf Coast Chronicles series.  I am looking forward to reading the next book.

Stars out of 5 : 5 Great book, got hooked right away and one I didn't want to put down.


"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".

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