Sunday, April 27, 2014
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.
Review by Blanche Mancuso
A memorizing story The Pelican Bride penned by Beth White. This story takes place in the early 1800's in the French colony of Mobile, Alabama, where the colony is dominated by the English. The English are still fighting with the French to keep domination.
The Pelican Bride is book one in the Gulf Coast Chronicles series. So now is the time to check this series out. I loved this story by Mrs. White, The Pelican Bride is a story of romance, intrigue, and treachery. All the time building a legacy for the great romance between Tristan and Genevieve. Together these two make the perfect hero and heroine. They bring together factions of aristocracy and peace for the tribes and nations.