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Adèle: Wilderness Bride

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Historical romance by Thora Kerr Illing

Escaping from a bad marriage is challenging in any age. It was fraught with danger in 17th century New France when a runaway bride could expect censure from society and Church, even if she found an honest way of earning a living.

Adèle was among the young women sent from France to marry in the young colony along the St. Lawrence
ebook, 176 pages
Published March 23rd 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 1st 2012)
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Aug 09, 2015 marked it as abandoned
Shelves: canada, 17th-century

There was no characterization in the beginning, and then later, Adele was suddenly this outspoken, bold young women, which would have been unusual given the period, let alone usual given her upbringing. Beyond that the story-telling wasn't very good. I felt I was just being read facts and uninteresting descriptions of places. So first I got annoyed by Adele and then bored by the writing.
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Loved the tale...imaginative and author did a great job researching the filles du roi of New France. Had a somewhat unlikely ending, but, hey, it was fiction, right?
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a vividly written historical novel. The main character is Adele, a "fille de roi", shipped from France to the New World (Quebec) to be a bride. The French were anxious to increase the population in their colony and shipped young women from France. These 'filles de roi' (daughters of the King as they were totally sponsored from the Royal Treasury in France.) The young women were carefully selected for their youth, strength, health, attractiveness, and fertility. Life was much harsher than ...more
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