I received an advanced copy of this book by Suzanne Desrochers in return for my review. It will be released this month, so here is the scoop about it.
Transporting us from the streets of 17th-century Paris to the rugged frontiers of the new world, BRIDE OF NEW FRANCE tells the story of a remarkable woman. As a girl, Laure Beauséjour has the great misfortune of being taken from her parents and sent to the Salpêtrière, an infamous Parisian asylum for orphans, madwomen, and prostitutes. Despite many setbacks, Laure grows up into a strong, self-assured, and intelligent young woman.
But when she dares to criticize the shortage of food in a letter to the King, Laure receives a terrible punishment. Continue reading