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After being unjustly imprisoned for the death of her client, midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the French colony of Louisiana in 1720. She marries a fellow convict in order to sail, but when tragedy strikes - and a mystery unfolds - Julianne must find her own way in this dangerous new land while bearing the brand of a criminal.

After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, 25-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.

When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne's brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on? With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king's mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

©2017 Jocelyn Green (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Claire M Johnson
  • 28-07-2018

wonderful performance to a great story

loved the lovely French pronunciation. so much better than my mind guessing how the words should sound. Ms. Green is one of my favorite authors. It is about time someone snatches up the opportunity to record her stories.

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  • Peggy Freeman
  • 14-02-2018

Excellent plot woven into History

Excellent plot stirred into historical facts, the 1700s comes to life with excellent writing. The plight of this young midwife grips the reader. An extremely passionate, yet sweet romance folded into the story of New Orleans.

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  • Amazon Customers
  • 20-08-2021

Loved this book.

Loved this book. Enjoyed this historical account of first New Orleans. Couldn't put it down. Rivoted to the story by every chapter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-07-2021

Excellent historical fiction!

Good clean romance! I wanted to hear more about Julianne and her family. I would love a sequel about Lily! I enjoyed learning about the french colonial colony. Excellent story!

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  • A. C.
  • 06-07-2021

Wow! This was a fantastic read!

I didn’t know this history, so this historic fiction really touched me. Now mix in that this story was a page turner, I couldn’t stop reading! I think I found another favorite author! Highly recommended!

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  • Betsy T
  • 15-05-2020

her best book yet

Well narrated with a story line you will not forget. An outstanding tale with twists and turns, love, deceit, and grace. My favorite J G book!

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  • Princess of the King of kings
  • 22-12-2019

Dramatic History

Jocelyn Green immersed me in the story with characters and circumstances that were fascinating. Carine’s pronounciation of French was magnificent. I read this book a year ago and tbe audiobook was like listening to a whole new story.

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  • Sue2U
  • 10-08-2019

Not plausible, too dramatic

This account contains descriptions that sound like a soap opera. It’s hard to believe a women gets so attached to a husband she is forced to wed and who dies.

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  • Hector and Maria
  • 05-02-2019

Historically accurate fiction

This is about as close as i want to get to a classic romance novel. It was a good story and stayed away from too much "heaving bosoms" stuff. My favorite thing is that it followed history well.

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