About the Book
Sweeping Historical Fiction Set at the Edge of the Continent
After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.
When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne's brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?
With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king's mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.
About the Author
Award-winning author Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage in her readers through both fiction and nonfiction. A former military wife herself, she offers encouragement and hope to military wives worldwide through her Faith Deployed ministry. Her novels, inspired by real heroines on America’s home front, are marked by their historical integrity and gritty inspiration. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She is an active member of the Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Military Writers Society of America. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two small children in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
From the moment I read the description of this novel, it spoke to me and I knew I was going to thoroughly enjoy it. Reading the story was not a disappointment. From page one Jocelyn Green magnificently captures the attention of her readers with the intriguing storyline and interesting cast of characters. Filled with the hardships and trials of life, as well as the joyous and happy times, this powerful and thought provoking novel will imprint itself in the mind of, as well as touch the heart of its readers. I don’t generally tear up when I read, but this beautiful story brought me to tears at one point. This profound story is one that readers will not be able to put down.
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication date: January 3, 2016
Number of pages: 416
Content Rating: PG-13
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this novel was provided by the publisher via the author’s launch team. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own
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