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by Jocelyn Green
After the death of her client, midwife Julianne Chevalier is imprisoned and branded, marking her as a criminal beyond redemption. Hoping to reunite with her brother, a solder, she trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling French colony of Louisiana. The price of her transport, however, is a forced marriage to a fellow convict.
New Orleans is nothing like Julianne expects. The settlement is steeped in mud and mosquitoes, and there is no news of her brother, Benjamin When tragedy strikes, she turns to military office Marc-Paul Girard for help, but does he know more about her brother than he will admit?
With her dreams shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous land, where only grace -- and love -- can overcome the stigma of the king's mark upon her shoulder.
Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and this book was a perfect fit. It's extremely well-written and historically researched, and tells a unique and absorbing story. Julianne experiences a lot of tragedy in her life, which was likely a realistic occurrence considering the time period and circumstances. But she was remarkably strong and fought her way through her experiences to build a new life. I found Julianne to be very inspiring, plus I learned so much of history that I didn't know. The Mark of the King is an excellent choice for fans of historical fiction.
About the Author:
Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including Wedded to War, a Christy Award finalist in 2013, and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Jocelyn lives with her husband and two children in Iowa. Visit her at www.jocelyngreen.com.
One lucky winner will receive a paperback copy of The Mark of the King, by Jocelyn Green. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on April 30, 2017.
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