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.
I'm not sure how to do this book justice without giving away half the plot! It's a time period in history that I haven't read much about, well, outside of Regency England. This book takes place during the first 4 years of the settling of New Orleans. I've been to New Orleans once and the gulf coast. I can't imagine what it would be like with no infrastructure, trying to survive with help from France months away by boat, if they ever send it.
Love, betrayal, treason, you'll find it all in this book and it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Green does a good job of filling out the setting just enough to put me in it without going over the top and the characters were well thought out and in depth. Some of the plot might be a little over the top, but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction so maybe things like this really did happen. Either way, it was an intriguing read and I'm glad to have another snipped of history brought to life.
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Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of ten books to date, including Wedded to War, a Christy Award finalist in 2013; Widow of Gettysburg; Yankee in Atlanta; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. A former military wife herself, her passion for military families informs all of her writing as well as her numerous speaking opportunities. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and now lives with her husband and two children in Iowa.
I received this book from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.