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Duty to the Crown

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781496701145
Author(s): Aimie K. Runyan
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Dimensions: 140 x 0 x 210 (w x l x h)
Pages: 352
Series: Daughters of New France

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Set amid the promise and challenge of the first Canadian colonies, Aimie K. Runyan s vividly rendered novel provides a fascinating portrait of the women who would become the founding mothers of New France. In 1677, an invisible wall separates settlers in New France from their Huron neighbors. Yet whether in the fledgling city of Quebec or within one of the native tribes, every woman s fate depends on the man she chooses or is obligated to marry. Although Claudine Deschamps and Gabrielle Giroux both live within the settlement, their prospects are very different. French-born Claudine has followed her older sister across the Atlantic hoping to attract a wealthy husband through her beauty and connections. Gabrielle, orphan daughter of the town drunkard, is forced into a loveless union by a cruel law that requires her to marry by her sixteenth birthday. And Manon Lefebvre, born in the Huron village and later adopted by settlers, has faced the prejudices of both societies and is convinced she can no longer be accepted in either. Drawn into unexpected friendship through their loves, losses, and dreams of home and family, all three women will have to call on their bravery and resilience to succeed in this new world Praise for Promised to the Crown A gripping 17th c. sleigh ride through the joys and sorrows of the brave and resilient women who colonized Quebec. Runyan has crafted a fine, character-driven st
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