Bride of New FranceBook - 2011
Bride of New France explores the challenges of coming into womanhood in a brutal time and place. From the moment she arrives in Ville-Marie (Montreal), Laure is expected to marry and produce children with a French soldier who can himself barely survive the harsh conditions of his forest cabin. But Laure finds, through her clandestine relationship with Deskaheh, an allied Iroquois, a sense of the possibilities in this New World.
What happens to a woman who attempts to make her own life choices in such authoritative times?
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Laure, a girl growing up in a orphanage in Paris dreams of becoming a seamstress. However her fate is to go to New France to become a wife to the French colonists. A interesting novel which describes life in 1668 in the new colony of New France.
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