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Genesee [Kindle Edition]

Juliet Waldron
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Book Description

In Juliet Waldron's Genesee, published by Books We Love, Genesee, Born to a runaway teen and Iroquois Warrior, struggles to find her place, her loyalties eternally torn between two warring peoples. When the American Revolution sets the Mohawk Valley ablaze, will a young soldier’s love prove strong enough to save her?

GENESEE is an extraordinary book about love, hardship and prejudice. It's well written and full of wonderful characters. Even though they have many differences, Genesee and Alexander are true kindred spirits. Ms. Waldron keeps you enthralled by, a little at a time, giving tantalizing tidbits of their origins. This story isn't sugarcoated, which is really refreshing. There are some instances of violence, but they're brief and handled well. Anyone who enjoys an honest, realistic story will love this one. Renee Burnette

“Genesee is a fascinating look into the early life of upstate New York during the [American Revolution]. Juliet Waldron makes you feel as if you’re experiencing Genesee’s trials and tribulations right along side her. The complex family structures, the interactions of the Dutch settlers with the Seneca nations and other Native American tribes, the atrocities committed in the name of war, Genesee returning to her Indian heritage, are all elements that meld very effectively to make this outstanding story one well worth reading over and over.”

~ Lani Roberts
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September-October 2003 Reviews
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‘ . . . Juliet V. Waldron spins a magical tale of love during the American Revolution in her new historical novel, “Genesee.”
. . . “Genesee” won the EPPIE 2003 award for best historical novel. The award was presented by EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection organization.
. . . The story of confidence in one's self, faith in love and the resilience of the human spirit, “Genesee” is an entertaining romantic adventure set in a young America, but its lessons are timeless.’

~ Mary O. Bradley
Copyright 2003 The Patriot-News. Used with permission.
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Product Details

  • File Size: 4022 KB
  • Print Length: 267 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (November 7, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BSH1R2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Step into The Heroine's Shoes April 23, 2011
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I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to read Genesee. The work of author, Juliet Waldron, although someone who shares a publisher with me, has until now been pushed to side by other priorities, but something about this book kept calling out to me. I now understand why this novel won the EPIC award for best historical a few years back.

I've always enjoyed a good book that deals with U.S. History, and this one delivered. I'm awed by anything dealing with American Indians, and with Genesee being half Iroquois, I was definitely hooked Ms. Waldron combines the trying times of the American Revolution with unbelievable conflict and romance that threatens to pull the heroine away from the life she really wants. Honestly, I was right there with Genesee, feeling the emotions, the love, the thrill, the sadness. Kudos to Juliet Waldron for bringing this book back to the readers and giving them another chance. Don't miss it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STIRRING HISTORICAL ROMANCE August 15, 2012
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This stirring tale begins in 1761 in America.
It transported me into the untamed frontier land around the Mohawk River. From the pigeon and rabbit pie, the exquisite gowns worn by the gentry in Albany, to the clothing and lifestyle of the Indians, the writer's painstaking research shines through.

Times were harsh, with danger lurking around every corner in a land that was being engulfed by revolution. At the same time, amidst the carnage and bloodshed, there were also scenes of gentle beauty.

Genesee (Jenny) van Cortlandt, is the daughter of a wealthy Dutch American girl, Alyda, and an Indian brave, Black Wolf. She is a worthy heroine who is trapped between two worlds, that of her white mother and her Indian father.

Captured by Indians, Jenny desperately holds on to the hand fasting pledge (a Scottish Highland tradition that equates to marriage) that was sealed between her and Alexander Dunbar when he gave her his mother's silver ring.

Alexander is a captain in the Patriot Army. He undertakes a perilous journey, and is prepared to risk torture and even death to rescue Jenny, the woman he loves.

If you like historical romance with plenty of action, you will love this story.

Margaret Tanner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! May 9, 2012
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This is a great read. I really felt the depth of the main character as I followed her through her life. Very vivid scenes and richly woven. This author is great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perceptive look into our own past September 12, 2012
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This wonderful story takes us deep into the heart of a mixed-blood girl's life,and the conflicts she faces. Named Genesee, after the river, she is half Iroquois, half white (dutch), and her white grandparent's love and protection is the only thing that saves her from a life of abuse and virtual slavery. Her dark skin from her indian father is a daily reminder to the all-white society of Albany New York in 1776, that she is a savage half-breed and not like them. The love of her life arrives in the person of Alexander Dunbar, himself a child of uncertain parentage. They are separated by the violence of civil war as the young nation seeks to stand on its own and reject England's authority. Genesee is caught in the middle when she is abducted by her Indian father and must learn to adapt to the Iroquois culture of her captors in order to survive. Her love for Alexander never fails and she never gives up hope that he will, someday, rescue her. This is historical fiction at its finest with equal infusions of history and a compelling love story that follows Genesee and Alexander as they grow from young, impetuous lovers into the strong people they become when forged by war, deception, societal prejudice, and death.
The author shows great understanding of the time period and her research is extensive and shows in the countless details of life. Don't miss this well written story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical Romance at its Best March 14, 2012
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Waldron masterfully weaves historical and social detail of the period into a compelling read. Her wonderfully drawn characters kept me turning the pages, and stayed with me long after I finished the book.
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More About the Author

"Not all who wander are lost." Juliet Waldron earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist's model to brokerage. Twenty-five years ago, after the kids left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for her readers. "Mozart's Wife" won the 1st Independent e-Book Award and still, many years later, garners high praise. I've recently published "My Mozart" which is the companion novel, a passionate story of love and madness told by a young fan. "Genesee," set during the American Revolution won the 2003 Epic Award for Best Historical. Juliet is delighted that both books are again available from Amazon and Books We Love. A historical romance set in German country, PA, "Hand-me-Down Bride," published by Second Wind Publishing, is based on the immigration story of a great grandmother. "Red Magic," a romantic adventure set in 18th Century Austria, tells the story of a spoiled, proud young woman who has to grow up fast when she's forced into a marriage with a man she despises. Her latest novel, "Roan Rose" is a medieval novel "owed" to the last Plantagenent King since the day she was introduced to him by reading "The Daughter of Time," more than fifty years ago.

She enjoys playing doorwoman for cats, long hikes, reading about history and archeology, and making messy gardens with native plants. She rides behind her husband of forty-nine years on his bucket list bike, a Hyabusa. Three granddaughters, one all grown up, make her incredibly proud.

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