Monday, April 28, 2014

# Beth White # book review

Book Review: The Pelican Bride

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.

I confess to being really confused when this book opened. It talks about the men being Canadian and yet, all of the locations are down in Alabama. I finally realized what was happening and from there, the book made a whole lot more sense. While I enjoyed this book, there were parts of it that fell a bit flat to me. For example, Genevieve seems to fall in love with Tristan quite suddenly. It didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. There were also some unanswered questions by the end of the book, but perhaps that was intentional because the very characters within the book didn't have the answers. All in all, an enjoyable read once you get past a few odds and ends.


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.
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