Tuesday, December 26, 2023

The Seamstress of Acadie Review

About the Book

As 1754 is drawing to a close, tensions between the French and the British on Canada's Acadian shore are reaching a fever pitch. Seamstress Sylvie Galant and her family--French-speaking Acadians wishing to remain neutral--are caught in the middle, their land positioned between two forts flying rival flags. Amid preparations for the celebration of Noël, the talk is of unrest, coming war, and William Blackburn, the British Army Ranger raising havoc across North America's borderlands.

As summer takes hold in 1755 and British ships appear on the horizon, Sylvie encounters Blackburn, who warns her of the coming invasion. Rather than participate in the forced removal of the Acadians from their land, he resigns his commission. But that cannot save Sylvie or her kin. Relocated on a ramshackle ship to Virginia, Sylvie struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. When her path crosses once more with William's, they must work through the complex tangle of their shared, shattered past to navigate the present and forge an enduring future. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

What an excellent novel! I simply couldn't put this book down. Right from the start I was swept into the world of Acadie and the life of Sylvie. I could just picture the beauty of the setting and imagine her beautiful orchards. The story takes a turn when tragedy strikes and her whole world changes. The historical aspect of this story is astounding and I had no idea any of these things actually happened! The second part of this book is almost like a part two because it is vastly different and really shows character growth. We get to see characters from A Heart Adrift (one of Frantz earlier books) and the reader really gets to know the hero of the story whom I just adore! There is a sweet love story that progresses slowly and was written to perfection. Laura Frantz has written another beautiful novel and it is absolutely a must read.
 I highly recommend!  

Five stars!

"I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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