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Bride of New France - Suzanne Desrochers
Bride of New France
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143173380 (0143173383)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
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Muriellerites rated it
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...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
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...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 Bride of New France
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...
Effortlessly Reading
Effortlessly Reading rated it
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...
K. rated it
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.
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