About the Book
It is 1704 when Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this New World in order to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Genevieve knows life won’t be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of beheading. But when she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular in the young colony, Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself. (Goodreads)
This has such a beautiful cover to go along with the story line. I really enjoyed this book because of the history within the story line. I had never heard of the Pelican Brides, a group of women who sailed on the Pelican to be married in the new territory in the southern states. The area has a lot of French influence, how did that happen? This book goes into that part of history and has a ton of French in it, more than I was anticipating. The names get hard to read but it enhances the story line. Overall I enjoyed the story of the brides and how their lives were forever changed. The romance between characters was not my favorite part I just didn't enjoy how it was written but I loved the history. If you enjoy historical detail you will enjoy this book, those who don't, this book might be a bit long for you.
"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."