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La Belle Christiane (Patriots and Seekers Book 1) by [Cote, Lyn]
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About the Author

When Lyn Cote became a mother, she gave up teaching, and while raising a son and a daughter, she began working on her first novel. Rejection followed. Finally in 1997, Lyn got "the call." Her first book, Never Alone, was chosen for the brand new Love Inspired romance line. Since then, Lyn has had over thirty-five novels published. In 2006 Lyn's book, Chloe, was a finalist for the RITA, and her book Her Healing Ways won the Carol Award in 2011, two of the highest awards in romance. Lyn’s brand “Strong Women, Brave Stories,” always includes three elements: a strong heroine who is a passionate participant in her times, authentic historical detail and a multicultural cast of characters. Lyn also features stories of strong women both from real life and true to life fiction on her website-blog http://BooksbyLynCote.com Writing books at her lake cottage in northern Wisconsin, Lyn hopes her books show the power of divine and human love.

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  • File Size: 1222 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: October 19, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y0S0XK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,055,771 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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La Belle Christiane is set during the Revolutionary War. Christiane is the young and beautiful daughter of a famous French courtesan. She flees her life in France and travels through Canada and the United States meeting many hardships. She lives on the frontier, on a farm, on a battlefield, and among both the British elite and American leadership, eventually becoming a companion for Lady Washington herself. She is headstrong and restless: will she ever find lasting love and peace in this new world?

Lyn Cote is a talented author who not only writes stories but also paints vivid pictures of people and places. Reading this book was like watching a movie!
Honestly, though, I did not like Christiane's character. She is selfish and impulsive, and her rash decisions often led to turmoil for her and others. She leaves her infant son for years, while she is searching for a better life for herself, partly because she wants certain luxuries! As a mother, with an infant son, I cannot relate or understand that decision and at times Christiane's actions seemed unjustified or inconsistent with her character. In the Kindle edition that I read there were some typos and other inconsistencies.

I did enjoy the story. I loved the historical setting and the historical characters included. All of the historical detail (about places, people, clothing, etc) is extremely interesting. The story moves along quickly with a lot happening. The minor characters were as vivid as Christiane, and I liked all of them. My favorite scene is when Emma, a young lady with a hare lip, discovers that she is loved. The conversation was honest and heartwarming. I also appreciated the Quaker characters and the love they portrayed.

This one was good, but not my favorite. It is definitely worth reading for the historical aspect.
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I originally read La Belle Christiane as a serial on Lyn's website, and I was so excited when she announced that the story is now available on Kindle. I've enjoyed re-reading the story again, and was lost in the Revolutionary War while Christiane struggled to survive all over again. I especially enjoyed Christiane's interactions with George and Martha Washington. Christiane's memories provided glimpses into life at the French court, as well. One thing I kept forgetting was how young Christiane was, which provides a partial reason for so many of her rash decisions throughout the book! If you enjoy edgy inspirational historical stories set during the Revolutionary War, you need to read this book!
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I loved the setting--revolutionary America. The characters are real, likable and stayed with me whenever I put the book down. The historical story--I won't spoil it--held some wonderful surprises, and the romance was top notch. While I'm a friend of Lyn's, that doesn't take away from the fact I found myself carrying my kindle into the kitchen so I could read while making a sandwich because I had to see what happened next! That's my definition of a great read.
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I absolutely loved La Belle Christiane!!! I first read it in serial form...a chapter at a time. That kept me on the edge of my seat waiting from week to week for the next installment!! It was well worth the wait. I thoroughly enjoy reading anything that deals with American history and this book was no disappointment in that category. The settings range from the courts of France, to the wilds of the Canadian wilderness, to the American colonies engaged in the Revolutionary War. Christiane is a strong-willed young woman who takes a long and arduous journey on her way to finding the things that are most important in life...God, family, and country. If you like history, adventure, and romance, then this is the book you have been looking for.
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I loved this story. La Belle Christiane makes her share of mistakes but she started out in a very hard situation. Her struggles to find a good life for herself and the ones she loves keeps you wondering what will happen next. I'd love to see it as a mini-series!
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In 1774 after fleeing France with her aristocratic Irish dad following the murder of her courtesan mother, Christiane Pelletier finds herself in British Canada being sold to the highest bidder by her Algonquin "father" Shaw-nee-awk-kee who rescued her when her dad died. While the French bid for her, His Majesty's Army Captain John Eastham intercedes, but after insuring her compliance allows the bride sale to occur. She marries Jean Claude Belmond while thinking how far one trained to serve royals has fallen and what happened to John.

In 1776, fleeing violence again Christiane, accompanied by her newborn Jean Claude, travels to Rumsveld Village. Jakob Kruger wants the lovely widow whose husband she claims died from a bear attack. Christiane is confused when Jakob, Tom and others discuss Washington's army jut outside Boston as that is quite a distance from this Western New York Colony settlement. She becomes Mts. Kruger while a massacre devastates the villagers. Forced to leave her son behind, she travels to Pennsylvania where she meets her Captain John. A pregnant Christiane soon finds herself in Mount Vernon with General Washington's wife Martha.

Book one of the Patriots and Seekers Revolutionary War era thriller is a great tale due to a strong cast and held together by a wonderful brave protagonist. Readers obtain a taste of life in the rebellious colonies through the trials and triumphs of courageous Christiane. Lyn Cote writes an engaging saga as epic events sweep La Belle Christiane struggling to survive the tsunami of war.

Harriet Klausner 11/24/2011
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