Genevieve Gaillain and her sister are headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides, promised to marry rugged Canadian men who have settled the new land. Both women are escaping religious persecution in Europe and hope to establish a home and family without fear of beheading. But when Genevieve 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.
“The Pelican Bride,” book one of the Gulf Coast Chronicles, is written by Christian author Beth White, a native of Mississippi, which was part of the original Louisiana colony. White currently makes her home in Mobile, also part of the original land grant.
“The Pelican Bride” is currently FREE to download as an ebook.
Booklist gave the book a starred review, writing, “White’s carefully researched story, set in what would become Mobile, Alabama, is filled with duplicity, danger, political intrigue, and adventure. This unique book will appeal to a wide range of readers.”
Here’s what others had to say:
“Fresh as a gulf breeze, ‘The Pelican Bride’ is the perfect pairing of history and romance. Finely tuned characters and a setting second to none make this a remarkable, memorable story. Beth White's foray into colonial Louisiana is historical romance of the highest quality.”
—Laura Frantz, author of “Love's Reckoning” and “Love's Awakening"
“Not your usual setting, not your usual historical romance — “The Pelican Bride” breaks new ground in the historical genre. Choosing to write a story set in the French colony that became Mobile, Alabama, draws the reader into a new and exciting period. A winning beginning to a new historical series.”
—Lyn Cote, author of The Wilderness Brides series
Louisiana Book News is written by journalist Chere Dastugue Coen, who writes Louisiana romances under the pen name of Cherie Claire. The first two books in her award-winning series are FREE as ebooks! For more information and to sign up for her newsletter visit www.cherieclaire.net.