Friday, April 10, 2015

The Creole Princess

“The Creole Princess” by Beth White takes us to 1776 Mobile, Alabama where we meet Lyse Lanier. Lyse is a young French girl who grew up in Mobile. Her best friend is Daisy Redmond who happens to be the daughter of the British commander in Mobile. When Rafael (Rafa) Gonzalez arrives in Mobile, Lyse is immediately drawn to him. Rafa is there as a spy and his plan is to befriend Daisy in order to learn secrets of the fort. He did not plan on his attraction to Lyse. The two of them grow fond of each other the more time they spend together. However there are many secrets between them that could spell disaster for a future together. Lyse must choose between her family, her country, or her heart during a turbulent time in America.

This is a wonderfully written book that you will not want to put down until the end. Beth White does a fantastic job of describing the time and people of 1776 America. This book brings the Revolutionary War to life from a different standpoint that we usually read about. In this book we see that when things are there bleakest for Lyse, she puts her trust in God that He will see her through to a future and love she desperately wants. This is the second book in the Gulf Coast Chronicles series and I highly recommend reading “The Pelican Bride” as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Revell.