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The Creole Princess: A Novel (Gulf Coast Chronicles) (Volume 2) (utgåvan 2015)

av Beth White (Författare)

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All along the eastern seaboard, the American struggle for independence rages. In the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is quieter--though no less deadly. The lovely Frenchwoman Lyse Lanier is best friends with the daughter of the British commander. Rafael Gonzalez is a charming young Spanish merchant with a secret mission and a shipment of gold to support General Washington. As their paths cross and their destinies become increasingly tangled, Lyse and Rafael must decide where their true loyalties lie.… (mer)
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Titel:The Creole Princess: A Novel (Gulf Coast Chronicles) (Volume 2)
Författare:Beth White (Författare)
Info:Revell (2015), 352 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek, Fiction
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This book was a joy to read! The second in a series by Beth White, I anticipated another fantastic story. This one starts several generations after The Pelican Bride. She sets the historic scene and then takes off with the adventures Lysette and Rafa find themselves in regularly throughout the book. The characters are delightful, colorful, and unique. Their individual circumstances intertwine yet bring intensity to the drama. I appreciated learning about the Spanish role in America as they gained their independence from Britain, the time period of this book. Beth White has done her research, again to gain accuracy even including real people from the era. She also keeps you guessing as in her first book about the romances between characters. Will they ever get together or will someone else enter the picture and sweep them away? Watching their loved ones go off to war and espionage causes their faith to be tested. Will the faith of their ancestors hold true?
I highly recommend reading The Creole Princess and look forward to the next installment in this series by Beth White.

I received a copy of this book by Revell Reads through Net Galley and gladly have given my honest review. ( )
  sh2rose | Sep 6, 2016 |
I am so glad that I discovered Beth White. Although the Creole Princess is the second book in the Gulf Coast Chronicles, I mistakingly read it first. The Pelican Bride, book one, takes place many years before. Both books though are definitely stand alone books. If you are anything like me, you find a great author and you want to read everything that author has written. I find her books draw me in, her characters are believable and the settings and history lessons she weaves throughout the book are most enjoyable. ( )
  Sandralb | Aug 30, 2016 |
Lyse Lanier, a victim of her birth, mistreated, looked down upon by some, loved by others. Especially mistreated by Madame Dussouy, he was once engaged to her papa. Her cousin, Scarlet works for Madame Dussouy, she is treated the same way. Why so much hatred in one person. Lyse's life is changed when Don Rafael Maria Gonzales de Ripparda enters her life. Who is this merchant of New Orleans who can put a smile on Lyse's face, who seems to be at every turn, seems to know everybody worth knowing, can get her in places she was never allowed to go before, was she beginning to have feelings for this Spaniard? Lyse was from mostly French culture. Her best friend was the English Major's daughter, Daisy. This was happening when the American struggle for independence was raging? Loyalties to family and flag have to be decided. Do you follow your loyalties or your heart? What will become of Lyse and her family, will they enter the war? This is a well-written book, it has joy, sorrow, love, hate, faith, hopelessness, and courage. Come and ride the roller coaster of emotion as as we walk with THE CREOLE PRINCESS. Good Reading. ( )
  Jean_Kellman | Jul 7, 2016 |
I gotta say, I never knew how much activity and intrigue happened in the Mobile/New Orleans area during the American Revolution. It was a completely different world that I knew nothing about that I was so happy I got to explore. The author does a great job in bringing to life the different parties involved and showing the shifting of power between the British, the Spanish, and the local inhabitants along the lower Mississippi and Gulf Coast.

I also really enjoyed the characters involved. The author created a magnificent mix of ethnicity in her characters: Creole, Arcadian, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian British. There is such a soup, and it’s fascinating to see how they all interact in this very volatile setting. I really liked Lyse. I found her to be a no-nonsense girl who doesn’t take gruff from anyone, yet cares deeply for her family and loved ones. Her deep loyalty and closeness to family struck, a chord with me, and I was eager to see what happened in her quest for love and freedom.

I also liked how the Christian elements were handled in the story. They weren’t in your face, yet they were definitely present with frequent mentions of God and how he impacts the character’s life. The elements were balanced with the rest of the story in such a way that they complemented the story, not overtaking it.

With great characters, balanced Christian elements, and a historical setting and details not often explore in fiction, this book is a great one to dive into if you’re in the market for something unique, especially in the American Revolution era. I’d recommend this one to any lover of that timeframe in history or those who just love a great book.

Note: Book received for free via NetGalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  Sarah_Gruwell | Jan 13, 2016 |
Lyse is caught in the middle of the strife between countries during the Revolutionary war. Not just the British and the Americans, but the French and the Spanish as well. Don Rafael seems as mysterious as his comings and goings. Whose side is he really on, and can he be trusted? Lyse's best friend is the daughter of a British commander, but where do her loyalties truly lie? Caught between loyalties to family and country, what path will Lyse choose?

The Revolutionary War is a part of history we should all know. But I have never considered the effect that it had on the colonies on the Gulf coast. The colonies that remained loyal to Britain. Creole Princess is a wonderfully unique book about a chapter of our country's history that is not very well known. Beth White has opened my eyes to the involvement of the Spanish's help with the American's fight for freedom. Lyse's journey is also one of hope and faith. Trusting in God to lead us down the right path and that He knows what is best for us.

I received a free copy of Creole Princess from Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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  BookwormMama14 | Jun 15, 2015 |
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All along the eastern seaboard, the American struggle for independence rages. In the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is quieter--though no less deadly. The lovely Frenchwoman Lyse Lanier is best friends with the daughter of the British commander. Rafael Gonzalez is a charming young Spanish merchant with a secret mission and a shipment of gold to support General Washington. As their paths cross and their destinies become increasingly tangled, Lyse and Rafael must decide where their true loyalties lie.

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