The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green
Little description: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.
Genre: Christian Fiction/ Historical
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
Follow Julianne to the New World when her old world was crumbling by the darkness and hopelessness, in the chain, falsely accused by the French society and imprisoned… to the new places of new commitment and even grater imprisonment while she chose to escape the prison. She had no idea that a new kinds of chains were waiting for her in the pursue of “freedom” while she would go as a new colonist in Louisiana… to reproduce and build the new society, while she was forced to marry the man she never met before- a small price she was to pay if she wanted to go.
With no hope to stay sane in the dark prison, she embrace to voyage to the New World only to find more danger,disappointments, and death… Will a new land grand a hope and new sparks of love?
Provided by Bethany House Publishers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.