Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review: The Pelican Bride by:Beth White

 The Pelican Bride (Gulf Coast Chronicles, #1)
About the Book:
It is 1704 when Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this New World in order to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Genevieve knows life won’t be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of beheading. 

But when she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular in the young colony, Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself .

About the Author:
Beth White's day job is teaching music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. A native Mississippian, she is a pastor's wife, mother of two, and grandmother of one--so far. Her hobbies include playing flute and pennywhistle and painting, but her real passion is writing historical romance with a Southern drawl. Her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. Visit www.bethwhite.net for more information.

My Review:
Genevieve Gaillian and her sister are headed for the new world and a new life. Her only hope is maybe there is a man worthy of marrying, but she has had no luck finding him. That is until she see's Tristan, a handsome Canadian man. He seemed to be so close but so far away, she knew that there was something about him, he even liked to keep secret. But what?

Tristan Lanier doesn't feel he is ready for another relationship, even if this woman was the most beautiful thing he has ever lay eyes on. Tristan's life had changed over the past two years, and he wasn't sure he wants it to change again. But the woman stumbled into his life the minute she stumbled from the the ship that brought her to this foreign land. She is a mess of a woman, what's he gonna do with her?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.