The Mark of the King

The Mark of the King

eBook - 2017
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Sweeping Historical Fiction Set at the Edge of the Continent! After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict. When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne's brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on? With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king's mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.
Publisher: [United States]: Baker Publishing Group , 2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9781441231079 (electronic bk.)
1441231072 (electronic bk.)
Call Number: eBook hoopla


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SPL_Brittany Oct 25, 2018

Julianne Chevalier - a midwife wrongly accused of murder is branded and sentenced to live the rest of her life in a cell in a French prison. Her life unexpectedly changes when an opportunity arises to relocate to the new french colony of Louisiana. What at first appears as freedom, swiftly becomes a different sort of prison for Julianne. She travels to the new world in the hopes of reconnecting with her younger brother that she has not seen in 8 years, and along the way encounters unforeseen tragedies and suffering. Despite this, she befriends others throughout her journey who offer love, support and a renewal of her faith in God as she begins her new life in Louisiana. 

Readers will travel back to early 18th century, to a time when many European nations were racing to settle into new an uncharted territory. Green does a wonderful job of conveying the beautiful and and harsh wilderness that the settlers encounter as well as the realities of a settler's life. Filled with a colourful cast of characters, Green writes a somewhat leisurely paced read that combines both historical and christian fiction genres into a thought provoking novel that questions the presence of faith and humanity. 


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