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Promised to the Crown - (Daughters of New France) by Aimie K Runyan (Paperback)

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  • "An engaging, engrossing debut.
  • About the Author: Aimie K. Runyan, member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Women's Fiction Writers Association, has been an avid student of French and Francophone Studies for more than fifteen years.
  • 368 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Historical
  • Series Name: Daughters of New France

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About the Book



Follows the lives of three young women who journey to New France in 1667 as filles du roi, French women who traveled to Canada in order to marry soldiers and settlers.



Book Synopsis



"An engaging, engrossing debut."--Greer Macallister, USA Today bestselling author of The Magician's Lie

Bound for a new continent, and a new beginning.

In her illuminating debut novel, Aimie K. Runyan masterfully blends fact and fiction to explore the founding of New France through the experiences of three young women who, in 1667, answer Louis XIV's call and journey to the Canadian colony.

They are known as the filles du roi, or "King's Daughters"--young women who leave prosperous France for an uncertain future across the Atlantic. Their duty is to marry and bring forth a new generation of loyal citizens. Each prospective bride has her reason for leaving--poverty, family rejection, a broken engagement. Despite their different backgrounds, Rose, Nicole, and Elisabeth all believe that marriage to a stranger is their best, perhaps only, chance of happiness.

Once in Quebec, Elisabeth quickly accepts baker Gilbert Beaumont, who wants a business partner as well as a wife. Nicole, a farmer's daughter from Rouen, marries a charming officer who promises comfort and security. Scarred by her traumatic past, Rose decides to take holy vows rather than marry. Yet no matter how carefully she chooses, each will be tested by hardship and heartbreaking loss--and sustained by the strength found in their uncommon friendship, and the precarious freedom offered by their new home.

"An absorbing adventure with heart."--Jennifer Laam, author of The Secret Daughter of the Tsar



About the Author



Aimie K. Runyan, member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Women's Fiction Writers Association, has been an avid student of French and Francophone Studies for more than fifteen years. While working on her Master's thesis on the brave women who helped found French Canada, she was fortunate enough to win a generous grant from the Quebec government to study onsite for three months which enabled the detailed research necessary for her work. Aimie lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical
Series Title: Daughters of New France
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Aimie K Runyan
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 50641849
UPC: 9781496701121
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8793
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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