New Releases: The Pelican Bride

Book Title: The Pelican Bride
Publishing Date: April 15, 2014

A little bit about the book:
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.

My thoughts on this book: The Pelican Bride was a nice book but I found it a little dry. Mainly because there were so many historical facts intertwined into the story. I felt like I couldn't take it all in and so the events were a little confusing to me. I did like the two characters Genevieve and Tristan but I also felt their relationship with each other was strained. Overall, I was glad I read the book but it is not one of my absolute favorites.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Note: I received this book through NetGalley.

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