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.
The Mark of the King is an excellent book. I loved it! It captured my attention from the start. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me reading! Jocelyn Green does a great job painting a picture of what life was like in Colonel Louisiana. It was tough! I learned some interesting stuff about the settling of New Orleans & the French and Indian war. The Mark of the King is the story of one women’s determination to make the best of any situation. I liked Julianne. She is a tough lady who had her struggles and doubts. She is someone the reader can relate too. I like how she weaves historical fact and Biblical truth throughout this story. I think the reader can learn valuable truths along with the character’s.
I highly recommend this book to everyone.
I received this book from the publisher to review.
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