Daughter of the King by Kerry Chaput

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

What a wonderful story! This book takes the reader on a journey from France as an exiled young girl across the ocean to Canada to become a Daughter of the King. I loved learning so much about this part of Canadian history! I didn’t know anything about the Filles de Roi until I read this.

The story is filled with emotion as our main character goes through one tragic event after another, and yet she doesn’t give up. Her spirit and determination drive this story from start to finish. I found myself wholly enveloped in the atmosphere. I was with them when the boat was rocking in a storm and when there were attacks from multiple fronts. I just loved it!

This one is filled with a bit of romance, a lot of self-discovery, and some great adventure!

Where to Find This Book:

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La Rochelle France, 1661. Fierce Protestant Isabelle is desperate to escape persecution by the Catholic King. Isabelle is tortured and harassed, her people forced to convert to the religion that rules the land. She risks her life by helping her fellow Protestants, which is forbidden by the powers of France. She accepts her fate – until she meets a handsome Catholic soldier who makes her question everything.

She fights off an attack by a nobleman, and the only way to save herself is to flee to the colony of Canada as a Daughter of the King. She can have money, protection, and a new life – if she adopts the religion she’s spent a lifetime fighting. She must leave her homeland and the promises of her past. In the wild land of Canada, Isabelle finds that her search for love and faith has just begun.

Based on the incredible true story of the French orphans who settled Canada, Daughter of the King is a sweeping tale of one young woman’s fight for true freedom. Kerry Chaput brings the past to life, expertly weaving a gripping saga with vivid historical details. Jump back in time on a thrilling adventure with an unforgettable heroine.

Just the Facts:

Daughter of the King by Kerry Chaput
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pub Date: December 16, 2021

Kerry Chaput believes in warm drinks and tall tales. Her debut historical novel, DAUGHTER OF THE KING, publishes on December 16, 2021. This is book one of the DEFYING THE CROWN series. Kerry honed her research skills while earning her Doctorate degree and now focuses her research on fascinating stories from history. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband, children, and two rescue pups. Connect with her at www.kerrywrites.com.


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