Monday, April 27, 2015

Descendants of the First

The Creole Princess
Beth White
The Gulf Coast Chronicles #2

Torn between loyalties to family and flag, one young woman is about to discover that her most important allegiance is to her heart.

It is 1776, and all along the eastern seaboard the American struggle for independence rages. But in the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is much quieter--though no less deadly.

Lyse Lanier may be largely French in heritage, but she spends most of her time in the company of the ebullient daughter of the British commander of Mobile. When a charming young Spanish merchant docks in town, Lyse is immediately struck by his easy wit and flair for the dramatic. But is he truly who he makes himself out to be? Spies abound, and Spain has yet to choose a side in the American conflict. Is Lyse simply an easy mark for Rafael Gonzalez to exploit? Or are his overtures of love as genuine as Spanish gold?

I’ll be honest, I didn’t realize that this book followed the descendants of Tristan and Genevieve. It wasn’t like it was a secret, I don’t think I got it until she started out and out explicitly talking about it. There were some goodies in that conversation.

Even if the book wasn’t absolutely fantastic, I would read it just to find out what happened to Tristan and Genevieve. I really enjoyed the time period. In history we focused on Washington’s battles up North, but this book takes a look at the southern port towns.

There aren’t a lot of time jumps, which is really nice. We do get to see a lot of redemption, and the characters revisiting what is really important in a hard time. Totally recommend the whole series.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Enjoy reading, and don’t forget to click on the cover to read an excerpt for the story.

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