Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Fiction Review: The Mark of the King
The story takes place at a time when France was sending convicts and others to Louisiana to settle an claim land. Julianne Chevalier is a midwife condemned for the death of one of her clients. Forced to marry and over time in love with another man, she searches for the truth behind her soldier brother's disappearance. Meanwhile, she must deal with the harsh lifestyle of Louisiana and the injustices present there, particularly with the way native peoples are treated.
My only qualm with this book is that author Jocelyn Green chose to tell the story from multiple points of view that don't always last for longer than a chapter or two. It's a pet peeve of mine, and I much prefer a novel with consistent narration. However, Green's writing style attests to detailed research and is captivating on its own terms.
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Wheeler Reviews at 4:58 AM