Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Pelican Bride

“The Pelican Bride” by Beth White takes us to the Gulf Coast in 1704. Genevieve Gaillian and her sister must leave France and head to the Louisiana colony. Genevieve and her sister promised to marry one of the men in the new colony as an escape from the King and his strict religious laws. The first person Genevieve meets in the new colony is Tristan Lanier. Tristan is a Canadian cartographer who came down to the Gulf Coast with Bienville to map the new land. After losing his first wife in a horrific way he has vowed to never marry again. But after meeting the beautiful Genevieve he can’t get her out of his mind. Many of the men in the colony chase Genevieve but she is waiting for true love and she believes she has found that in Tristan. Once the two marry it seems that their secret pasts may drive them apart. Will they be able to survive in this harsh land?

In this book we see how different people react to tragedies in their lives. Genevieve drew closer to God and trusted Him to see her through while Tristan distanced himself from God. We also see how two people’s secrets can damage a relationship but that if they put their faith in God He will show them the truth. This is the first book in the Gulf Coast Chronicles and it will draw you in from the beginning as it paints a very detailed picture of what life was like during that time. This is a book full of romance, history, and intrigue that will keep you turning the pages. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Revell.

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