Monday, December 19, 2016

The Mark of the King


Book Title: The Mark of the King
Author: Jocelyn Green
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Bethany House

Synopsis:
Life in This New World Requires More Strength Than She Ever Imagined
After the death of her client, midwife Julianne Chevalier is imprisoned and branded, marking her as a criminal beyond redemption. Hoping to reunite with her brother, a soldier, she trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling French colony of Louisiana. The price of her transport, however, is a forced marriage to a fellow convict. 

New Orleans is nothing like Julianne expects. The settlement is steeped in mud and mosquitoes, and there is no news of her brother, Benjamin. When tragedy strikes, she turns to military officer Marc-Paul Girard for help, but does he know more about her brother than he will admit? 

With her dreams shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous land, where only grace--and love--can overcome the stigma of the king's mark upon her shoulder.


My Review:
Full of twists and turns I never expected, The Mark of the King kept my body paralyzed and my eyes racing to turn each page. As a fellow reader I'm sure you're with me when I say that setting down an amazing book is one of the hardest things ever!! This terrific novel was no exception!

One of the things necessary in a good book is a connection between the reader and main character. I definitely felt one with Julianne because... well... there may have been tears involved at some points. From the first few chapters I was already emotionally invested in the characters' lives. I just had to read to the end and make sure they got the happy ending they deserved. And so I don't spoil anything I won't say anything more. Because if I don't stop now I might not be able to help myself. :)

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

(Thank you NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

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