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Once upon a time...America was French.

For one hundred sixty years our American midwest lived under the King of France. New France stretched from Canada's Atlantic coast, west into Michigan and Wisconsin, and south to the Gulf of Mexico. Explored by fur trappers and Jesuit priests in the early 1600s, this vast territory was sparsely populated by French settlers called habitants. Surviving by nothing but their own hard work, clinging to their farms, their language, their Catholic faith, and the Seigneurial form of government--a peasant-lord relationship used in France, the descendants of these habitants remain today in places like Detroit, St. Louis, and New Orleans.
As I researched The Last Lord of Paradise I grew to love these French Canadi...more


The Last Lord of Paradise, Complete Series by Vivian LeMay
... From the day in 1766 when the Marquise Jeanne Reneau reunites with her husband Anton in the New World, through six generations of their descendants. All in one great Kindle book.

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Had Aimee changed her mind just to ruin Julie's moment of happiness? No she told herself. Aimee is only six. She can't be that underhanded and cruel.
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As they shook hands, Conrad noticed Louis' blue eyes and a powerful feeling struck him in the chest. He'd never seen those liquid blue eyes before...except behind his father's spectacles...and in the mirror."
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the way that everything falls away
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“...the habitants, dressed in their brightest colors and wearing their shoes, lined the Route de Rivière, waving and shouting, “Bon jour, Monsieur Reneau. Congratulations on your marriage." Once he passed however, they whispered to each other. “Poor Monsieur Reneau. Certainly he is a fertile man, two wives, sixteen daughters, yet no son."
"The Reneau seed is cursed," some surmised but others held out hope for their Seigneur. “Perhaps this third wife will give him a healthy boy, eh?”
Zacharie, third Lord of Paradise.
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“The Rivière Secrète was no longer a secret. Two riverbanks, covered in wild grapevines and Black Willows, had emerged from the muck of the Marais Foncé. The bateau dipped and bobbed, and Monsieur Lavelle poled hard to keep us steady as the river, pale green and foaming white, hummed toward us. I licked its cold sweet spray from my lips, my body throbbing with excitement.
Anton was moments away."
The Marquise Jeanne Reneau, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation One”
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“For a few days, there would be an odd silence between us, then a frenzy of lovemaking, and next month, that unspoken hope would rise between us again."
Jeanne from The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation One”
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“For a few days, there would be an odd silence between us, then a frenzy of lovemaking, and next month, that unspoken hope would rise between us again."
Jeanne from The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation One”
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“He'd viewed the past like Uncle Joseph's grave, an empty hole without life, waiting to be filled in by him. It never occurred to him that Paradis, the Marais Foncé, or the ridge, existed before he had the eyes to see them, or that older people had once been young. Now his eyes were opened and he wanted to understand the past."
Jean Baptiste, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Two”
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“...the habitants, dressed in their brightest colors and wearing their shoes, lined the Route de Rivière, waving and shouting, “Bon jour, Monsieur Reneau. Congratulations on your marriage." Once he passed however, they whispered to each other. “Poor Monsieur Reneau. Certainly he is a fertile man, two wives, sixteen daughters, yet no son."
"The Reneau seed is cursed," some surmised but others held out hope for their Seigneur. “Perhaps this third wife will give him a healthy boy, eh?”
Zacharie, third Lord of Paradise.
The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Three”
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“Isn't this Michigan?"
She laughed, "Oh oui monsieur, but the French came to Paradis more than cent ans...a hundred years ago."
"And they still speak French?"
"But we are French."
"Aren’t you American?"
She shrugged, "No one truly conquers the French, Monsieur."
Josette, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Four”
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“As they shook hands, Conrad noticed Louis' blue eyes and a powerful feeling struck him in the chest. He'd never seen those liquid blue eyes before...except behind his father's spectacles...and in the mirror."
Conrad, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Five”
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Vivian LeMay The Last Lord of Paradise, Complete Series by Vivian LeMay

"Nestled in the golden grass, his white windmill stood proudly against the pink clouds and gray ridge. He folded his arms over his chest satisfied with all that he'd done.
The arms hummed as they circled loosely in the breeze, and in their rhythm, he heard his own name. "Anton..Anton," they sang, and he raised his hands to the sky for a moment as if the windmill itself cheered for him."


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Vivian LeMay Well...It's here. Six generations of French Canadians in one Kindle book.

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Vivian LeMay ...THE REVIEWS ARE IN!! ... Ok a review is in, but it's a great review for The Last Lord of Paradise-Generation One Jeanne and Anton. From The Blogging Bookworm

"...the first book in this family saga series, is an engrossing, tragic tale that will pull you in and leave you wanting to know more about how the “sins of the father” will play out and affect future generations."

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