About the book:
The Mark of the King (Bethany House, January 2017)
Sweeping historical fiction set at the edge of the continent
After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-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.
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About the author:
Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of ten books to date, including Wedded to War, a Christy Award finalist in 2013; Widow of Gettysburg; Yankee in Atlanta; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. A former military wife herself, her passion for military families informs all of her writing as well as her numerous speaking opportunities. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and now lives with her husband and two children in Iowa.
Jocelyn Green has done an incredible job with her latest historical fiction novel, "The Mark of the King." The time period and setting is brought to life so vividly through the details in her writing and the characters become so real on the pages. Julianne has trained to be a midwife; however one night things go drastically wrong and the one she apprenticed under does not stand up and defend her, so she is imprisoned and branded. Desperate to reunite with her bother, Julianne will do anything to including marrying a fellow convict in order to be taken on the journey to Louisiana where her brother is serving as a solider. However, things do not go as planned and Louisiana is far from what she imagined. Julianne finds herself struggling to find her way, and whom she can actually trust.
This is such a great historical read! The setting is unique and I found myself transported back to the early 1700's and to how this land was as an early colony. It was easy to imagine how life was for Julianne in this time period, the unpleasantness she had to suffer through and the hardships. However, the grace and love she experiences was so apparent as well adding hope and leaving me wanting to read more! I highly recommend this book for historical fiction fans!
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*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*