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Posted May 20, 2011
I picked this up after seeing the author speak at a university. White Heart is near-ideal for a personally-felt, seemingly painstakingly-detailed historical fiction novel with a prominent Christian perspective. Many first-time authorial flaws are avoided, and the book reads well (I must say, though I'm not normally one for historical romance-types, I read this through in about a week). A great first effort, and of particular note to those with an interest in the St. Lawrence seaway and early pre-revolutionary history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2011
This was a terrific book. I was able to get copies of it before the street date and we read this book in my book club. Since this is Julie Caton's first book, we didn't know what to expect but we were all pleasantly surprised at how well this book was written and how interesting it was. The book is well researched and you get a real feel for the time period. The characters are well-developed and very human...you come away feeling like you know them. It is a little "saucy" for a Christian book, but the gospel message is proclaimed loud and clear as you share Madeline's struggle to find true faith in God. It was a perfect selection for our book club and I highly recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2011
This debut historical novel focuses on the true-life, 17th century heroine, Madeleine, who comes to New France to establish a life of adventure and independence. She becomes the first female property owner in Ontario, and selects the explorer Robert La Salle as her fiance. But challenges of all types face her. The exciting climax of the story is her being captured by the Iroquois Indians in 1687.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.