Promised to the Crown

Promised to the Crown

Large Print - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410490674
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 565 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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