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The Last Lord of Paradise-Generation One: Jeanne and Anton (The Last Lord of Paradise #1)

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Secrets of the past--Love stories span six generations in this Kindle series.
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I remembered that autumn day when a party from the Compagnie Franche de la Marine visited our village in France. They came to recruit men for the war in New France and Papa allowed them into our orchard. I was only sixteen, enchanted by the handsome young marines in their blue uniforms...
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Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Published December 2011 by Vivian LeMAY Publishing
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Naomi Musch
This was a very fast read (novella) which I had to gobble in one sitting because a compelling eeriness pulled me on. As a piece of historical fiction, I found it well-drawn. The interaction between the various social and cultural groups (marquise, seigneur, habitant, voyageur, native) felt realistic to the time. I loved the interplay of the habitants' dependence on and admiration of their seigneur contrasted with the shrewd insight of the local "witch" and the blacksmith. LeMay weaves fantastic ...more
Julie
The Last Lord of Paradise by Vivian Lemay is a self published short story originally published in 2011.
This is a historical novella. The focus of this first part of a continuing saga, on Jeanne and Anton.

Jeanne, at the ripe old age of sixteen is allowed to marry Anton before he goes off to war. But once the war is ended, Anton does not return home. He is gone for nine long years. At last, Jeanne is reunited with Anton, and at first it was like the years had melted away. Anton is the leader of a
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Mirta
Vivian LeMay drew me in with her vivid language, and with only one word to use; I would use the word UNIQUE to describe this work of historical fiction. The native language, English language, plus French language made for an interesting dialogue between the characters. Not to say that this element was even needed with the interesting story line; which leaves readers with a cliffhanger in the last chapter. Was it a curse or Jeanne’s spirit that led Anton to the mist? I am about to acquire the who ...more
WiLoveBooks
This was a quick read. I was immediately pulled into Jeanne's story as she moves from her comfortable home in France to the settlement that her husband has founded. It is a tough life and a tragic story. This is the beginning of a family saga that follows six generations and I was left wondering if there is hope in the future generations, or if they will follow the same pattern. The story had a bit of a supernatural edge and I wonder if it was due to the superstitious nature of the people or if ...more
Farrah
Surprisingly good...

The Last Lord of Paradise was a different romance with a VERY different ending. If you want interesting and unpredictable, you've found your book.

I liked the character development in this book. Though it's short, I still felt like there was enough character development that I still got to know the characters.
Jeanne was an admirable heroine. She is an easy character to like. Her ending was heart breaking. If you're one of those people who cries easily when they read, you'll b
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Julie Barrett
THE LAST LORD OF PARADISE by Vivian LeMay
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Jeanne Marguise married Anton Gauchere and he went to war for France. 9 years later he had not returned but she had received a letter to go to his secret Paradis and join him there. He was busy planting and clearing land in this Canadian land.
She traveled with Monsieur Lavelle on his boat. She was amazed at what was waiting for her. Very detailed descriptions of the landscape, knowing the 5 families were there helping to make this a good self-su
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Lisa
* I was given a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review."

This is Book One in a six book series that spans the descendants of Anton and Jeanne. It's a very quick read and filled with vivid details. It had a twist ending that was unique and left me surprised. The characters were interesting and the plot kept me intrigued.
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