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

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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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User Review  - Jessie Gussack - Goodreads

I thought this was an interesting and compelling story. There wasn't any flourish to the writing--the writer told the story as it was. It was direct and descriptive. I liked the story and l liked the ... Read full review

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