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BRIDE OF NEW FRANCE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Desrochers' debut follows a spirited young woman from a grim charity hospital in 17th-century Paris to the equally challenging Canadian wilderness.Snatched from her parents by a law that forbids begging on the city streets, the best Laure Beauséjour can hope for as an inmate of Salpêtrière Hospital is that her nimble fingers will get her a job with a seamstress, where she can assess single men for ... Read full review

Review: Bride of New France

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

A richly imagined novel is about a young French woman sent to settle in the New World. Transporting readers from cosmopolitan seventeenthcentury 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 ... Read full review

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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Suzannie1 - LibraryThing

As usual another win from Tim Winton for me , set in Angelus , a whaling port in WA , and how the townspeople are divided against whaling or having jobs , and how they sort out their differences in ... Read full review

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