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*About the Book*
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.
When I was younger and in (home)school having to learn about history, I didn't want to. I huffed and puffed and pouted & did everything I could to keep from reading because I thought history was so boring. I also never liked reading, though you wouldn't be able to tell now because I love reading.
Anyway, the cover of this book(mostly the Fleur De Lis') & the info about it was what made me want to read more. I love historical fiction. I am FROM Louisiana, & I also recently found out that my family on my father's side are both Canadian & Cajun French, so I love reading any and everything about the French settling of America and more recently I've become obsessed with learning about the history of New Orleans, so I think this book is especially interesting.
This was my first time reading anything by Jocelyn Green, and like always I'm nervous when reading something an Author that is new to me. I worry about if they will get historical facts correct, whether or not the characters are in depth or if they are flat and boring. Thankfully that was not the case with "Mark of the King"
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About the author:
Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of ten books to date, including Wedded to War, a Christy Award finalist in 2013; Widow of Gettysburg; Yankee in Atlanta; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. A former military wife herself, her passion for military families informs all of her writing as well as her numerous speaking opportunities. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and now lives with her husband and two children in Iowa.