Bride of New France
Publish date: January 18th 2011
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 17th Century
, Canadian Literature
Bride of New France, Suzanne Durocher’s’ debut historical novel introduces us to the famous Filles du Roi, sent over to populate the French settlements along the St-Lawrence River of Canada in the late 1600’s. These women, either orphans, the destitute, criminals or prostitutes endured a perilous jo...
I am so conflicted about this book! The setting (17th century Paris and 'New France'/Canada) and premise (government-made orphan shipped with dozens of other girls to frontier Canada for forced marriages to French settlers) are fascinating, but I just couldn't stand the novel's narrative style (thir...
In Bride of New France, Suzanne Desrochers presents a fascinating picture of women, especially poor women, in the 1600s. Their lack of options and their poor treatment at the hands of almost everyone will raise a reader's ire. Unfortunately, Laure's story is meant to be particularly poignant but rin...
Obtained: Through Goodreads First Reads I have to say, this just isn't the book for me. When I first read the summary, I was expecting a story of a woman who had a depressing hard life that fell in love with someone she's not supposed to because of society's standards. I normally like reading histor...
I felt nothing for Laure, the protagonist. I though perhaps after the death of Mirelle, she would begin to develop as a character. Nope. She's a flat, selfish character with disconnected thoughts and then the book just ... ends.