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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (998 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suzanne Desrochers Narrator: Emma Bering Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Transporting readers from cosmopolitan seventeenth-century Paris to the Canadian frontier, this vibrant debut tells of the struggle to survive in a brutal time and place. Laure Beausejour has been taken from her destitute family and raised in an infamous orphanage to be trained as a lace maker. Striking and willful, she dreams of becoming a seamstress and catching the eye of a nobleman. But after complaining about her living conditions, she is sent to Canada as a fille du roi, expected to marry a French farmer there. Laure is shocked by the primitive state of the colony and the mingling of the settlers with the native tribes. When her ill-matched husband leaves her alone in their derelict hut for the winter, she must rely on her wits and her clandestine relationship with an Iroquois man for survival.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jayme | 2/16/2014

    " I really disliked the main character of this book and her flaws were magnified by the kindness of the people around her. When she got stuck in a cold house in the middle of winter in Quebec, I was almost gleeful. That said, I enjoyed learning about conditions and life in New France and getting a sense of this part of Canadian history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 2/5/2014

    " Well written. I would have liked more info about Laure's life in the wilderness. I hope there is a sequel, so that we can find out what happens to Luce. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Teresa | 1/9/2014

    " Nine or more of my ancestors were filles du roi (a group of women sent to Canada by the French King to colonize New France) so this was for me to get a sense of their lives. I enjoyed it much more than I expected to. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katrina | 1/8/2014

    " First Read Win. I usually love historical type of reads. It just wasn't my cup of tea. Will pass it on to a friend. "

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