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White Heart

White Heart

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by Julie B. Caton
     
 

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The warrior leapt on her like a starving wolf on a lamb. Pressing a large knife to her throat, he pinned her down. His free hand grabbed her thick skirts and undershirt, and he yanked them over her head. She screamed again and again. I tried to turn away but could not. Shame flooded me. Ellen had been my best friend for five years. We had seen the trading post

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The warrior leapt on her like a starving wolf on a lamb. Pressing a large knife to her throat, he pinned her down. His free hand grabbed her thick skirts and undershirt, and he yanked them over her head. She screamed again and again. I tried to turn away but could not. Shame flooded me. Ellen had been my best friend for five years. We had seen the trading post prosper. Her gentle Huguenot spirit had succored me through difficulties. I had grown into a better woman because of her faith. And I knew how her violation felt. Had I not fled France sixteen years ago because of my own humiliation? Had I not been devastated by my abuse while at Versailles? Trapped in the extravagance and the artifice of the French court during the reign of the Sun King, Louis the XIV, Madeleine de Roybon D'Allone becomes desperate for an escape. When the king himself offers her the opportunity to flee to the New World, Madeleine eagerly accepts. Madeleine soon embarks on a new life in Ontario, but the trials of her past are not so easily left behind. Life on the frontier is fraught with its own opportunities and danger. Madeleine explores roles such as teacher to the Hurons, lady voyageur, and proprietor of a fur-trading post on Lake Ontario. Yet when the Iroquois attack her homestead and take her captive, her life and spiritual faith change forever. Based on the actual life of Madeleine de Roybon D'Allone, White Heart is a compelling story of faith, love, and recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617770531
Publisher:
Tate Publishing
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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