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The Pelican Bride
By Beth White
Description from Amazon
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.
Gulf Coast native Beth White brings vividly to life the hot, sultry south in this luscious, layered story of the lengths we must go to in order to be true to ourselves, our faith, and our deepest loves.
Why I'm Waiting
The First thing that drew me to this book was the pretty cover. Then I read the description... I love mail-order bride stories and anything involving the "wilderness". Plus, the story seems really juicy and exciting! I also love the adjectives used to describe the story by the publisher, "sultry" and "luscious" always make for good books, in my opinion. Even though Revell is a Christian publisher I'm hoping for a little "oomph".
April 15, 2014