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My first book review of 2017 is a Historical Fiction novel by Jocelyn Green. I was given a copy of this book by the publishing company to read, enjoy and share my honest review with you guys. All of the opinions and thoughts expressed in my “Personal Review” section are 100% honest and my own. I hope you enjoy this review!
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 Orléans, 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.
My Personal Review:
This historical fiction novel by Jocelyn Green was one of the best I have read lately. I have only been reading the historical fiction genre for about a year and this book is a new favorite. It’s full of emotion and a twists with such a captivating story line. Once I opened the book and began to read the chapters, I simply didn’t want to put it down. I would have finished it in one day, had I not been busy with other life activities. I really grew to love the characters with each new chapter and ended the book longing to hear more about how their futures would be. I would enjoy reading a book two if there were to be one. Highly recommending this one to you guys!
Author & Contest
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About the Author:
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.