Mar 152011

Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers
Rating: 4/5
Source: Gift from fellow blogger
Links: Amazon, Goodreads

Published in January 2011.

Laure Beausejour grew up in a state-run dormitory in Paris in the 1600s where she dreams of becoming a seamstress. In 1669 she is sent to Canada as a filles du roi, and is expected to marry a French soldier. How will she cope with this complete change in plans?

I found this story to be a very interesting look into history. You always hear about the people who came to Canada to find a new life, but they always come by choice. This is a rare look into the life of a woman pioneer who did not choose to make the journey, but was forced into it.

The mood of the book was very somber. Laure is not a happy woman. Her whole like seem melancholy, and I was left feeling unhappy after reading.

I felt there was a lot of emphasis on Laure’s life in Paris before the journey, and not as much told about her life in Canada as I expected. It was still a good chance to view a bit of history from a different viewpoint.

  2 Responses to “Bride of New France”

  1. This is a new to me book. There aren't many books about immigrating to Canada. Thanks for putting it out there!

  2. Hi! Just stopping by to say thank you for dropping by my blog and saying such nice things. It was so sweet of you! I'll be coming back to your blog again.

    This sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for the great review!

    Gabrielle Bisset

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