Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Litfuse Review: The Mark of the King by:Jocelyn Green
About the Book:
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.
This story--WOW! A great story and full of adventure!
Julianne gets wrongly accused for the death of her client she gets the blessing to either do her time or be exiled to Louisiana, which at the time is a colony. Luckily, for her, she thinks her brother may be there so that is definitely motivation enough for her. She decides that she wants to do this, only one hitch in the plan--she has to be married--first.So whats a girl to do? Marry a fellow inmate of course. So this is what she sets out to do.
After they arrive at the colony, Julianna doesn't see any sign of her brother anywhere. Its hard being in a new land with so much at stake and absolutely no answers to go on. But as upset as the main character seems to be that does not detour her from looking for her brother or at least getting some answers.
The book is absolutely riveting! You will not regret reading about these fascinating characters and their plight. Their resolve is inspiring!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.