White, Beth. The Creole Princess: Gulf Coast Chronicles. grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.
Set during the midst of the Revolutionary War in Mobile, Alabama, young and beautiful Lyse Lanier lives on the edge of the British fort which protects the South. Being of a mixed-racial background, Lyse finds herself caught between family, love, loyalty, faith and her heart when trying to determine whom to trust. Through history, espionage, romance and adventure, The Creole Princess brings to life parts barely known and recognized…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Not having read the first book in the Gulf Coast Chronicles (The Pelican Bride), I had no trouble following this book; it read just fine as a stand-alone. I found this novel to be well written and researched with many intriguing and interesting tidbits shared (even though I am not a huge history fan). Especially thought-provoking was the extra information from the author which actually piqued my interest in the history lesson even more. Several difficult facets were touched upon (slavery, racial influences, espionage); however, they were handled quite respectfully. As a new author for me, Beth White will be an author I look forward to reading, including Book 3 in this series due out in Spring of 2016.
4 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of the Creole Princess from Revell Publishing for my honest review*