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Promised to the Crown (Daughters of New France) - Aimie K Runyan
Promised to the Crown (Daughters of New France)
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“An engaging, engrossing debut.”—Greer Macallister, USA Today bestselling author of The Magician’s LieBound for a new continent, and a new beginning.In her illuminating debut novel, Aimie K. Runyan masterfully blends fact and fiction to explore the founding of New France through the experiences... show more
“An engaging, engrossing debut.”—Greer Macallister, USA Today bestselling author of The Magician’s LieBound for a new continent, and a new beginning.In her illuminating debut novel, Aimie K. Runyan masterfully blends fact and fiction to explore the founding of New France through the experiences of three young women who, in 1667, answer Louis XIV’s call and journey to the Canadian colony.They are known as the filles du roi, or “King’s Daughters”—young women who leave prosperous France for an uncertain future across the Atlantic. Their duty is to marry and bring forth a new generation of loyal citizens. Each prospective bride has her reason for leaving—poverty, family rejection, a broken engagement. Despite their different backgrounds, Rose, Nicole, and Elisabeth all believe that marriage to a stranger is their best, perhaps only, chance of happiness.Once in Quebec, Elisabeth quickly accepts baker Gilbert Beaumont, who wants a business partner as well as a wife. Nicole, a farmer’s daughter from Rouen, marries a charming officer who promises comfort and security. Scarred by her traumatic past, Rose decides to take holy vows rather than marry. Yet no matter how carefully she chooses, each will be tested by hardship and heartbreaking loss—and sustained by the strength found in their uncommon friendship, and the precarious freedom offered by their new home.“An absorbing adventure with heart.”—Jennifer Laam, author of The Secret Daughter of the Tsar
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781496701121 (1496701127)
ASIN: 1496701127
Publisher: Kensington
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0 Hmmm
Promised to the Crown is the story of three young women who are King's Daughters - women sent to New France (Quebec) to be wives. Each women comes from or is fleeing a different circumstances. Elizabeth fleeing an arranged marriage, Rose to escape froma sitution without end, and Nicole because her...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it
5.0 PROMISED TO THE CROWN (Daughters of New France, Book One)
1667 Louis XIV's colony in Canada needs women. Surrounded by the British, the King needs to tie his settlers to the land with farms, wives, and children to defend in the event their enemies should invade. The King's ministers advised a plan by which young, strong women of good character would be...
Celticlady's Reading Room
Celticlady's Reading Room rated it
5.0 Daughters to the Crown
Between 1663 and 1673 approximately 800 women emigrated to Canada to marry and have children to protect the land for King Louis XIV from any country trying to steal the land from him. The 'New France' was mostly populated by men and natives. The women known as filles du roi, meaning that the women w...
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