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The Mark of the King Paperback – January 3, 2017
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"Lovers of historical fiction will be transported by this beautifully written novel of the early 18th-century frontier."--Lori Benton, award-winning author of The Wood's Edge and A Flight of Arrows
Life in This New World Requires More Strength Than She Ever Imagined
After the death of her client, midwife Julianne Chevalier is imprisoned and branded, marking her as a criminal beyond redemption. Hoping to reunite with her brother, a soldier, she trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling French colony of Louisiana. The price of her transport, however, is a forced marriage to a fellow convict.
New Orleans is nothing like Julianne expects. The settlement is steeped in mud and mosquitoes, and there is no news of her brother, Benjamin. When tragedy strikes, she turns to military officer Marc-Paul Girard for help, but does he know more about her brother than he will admit?
With her dreams shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous land, where only grace--and love--can overcome the stigma of the king's mark upon her shoulder.
"The 18th-century Old and New Worlds burst off the pages in the latest historical fiction treasure from Green. . . . Readers can only hope for more from this talented, spiritually insightful author."--Publishers Weekly starred review
"Readers will be swept away by the themes of faith and redemption woven throughout the narrative as well as the alluring protagonists and setting. Fans of Beth White's Gulf Coast Chronicles, Lynn Austin, and Susan Meissner will enjoy."--Library Journal
"This novel of judgment and redemption tells a gripping tale where God's grace prevails."--Christian Market
"Exquisitely penned, this look at colonial Louisiana is enhanced by Green's attention to detail, creating memorable characters and vivid scenes. . . . Rich with history and redemption, Green's latest is ideal for fans of Lynn Austin or Laura Frantz."--RT Book Reviews
"This book provides a perfect mixture of action, suspense, and non-sappy romance."--World Magazine
About the Author
Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including Wedded to War, a Christy Award finalist in 2013, and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Jocelyn lives with her husband and two children in Iowa. Visit her at www.jocelyngreen.com.
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Julianne’s journey as a midwife, convicted criminal, and early settler of Louisiana kept me absolutely rivetted from beginning to end. Simon LeGrange is a passionate and defiant man who is more than a little rough around the edges yet full of compassion and chivalry. Marc-Paul Girard is an exemplary military officer forced to navigate the bleak and tenuous state of affairs in the early French settlements of Louisiana.
The history behind this story is simply incredible yet Jocelyn Green’s artistic storytelling shines through as the truly captivating feature. I highly recommend this novel and now I am determined to read her previous books as well!
I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through NetGalley, the author, and the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.
The new land is rough and unforgiving as settlers deal with heat, famine, Indian wars, and war with England. The settlers are a motley group of prisoners, slaves, natives, prostitutes, adventurers, and soldiers, both the upright and the ne'er do wells. As Julianne makes a home, she experiences calamities that shake her faith but also bring her closer to her "Jesus-God". She finds all she is looking for, including the dark side of the very persons and things close to her heart.
The Mark of the King is beautifully written! I paused many times to re-read certain sections and savor their beauty. Jocelyn Green is a premier writer of historical fiction. This book is her first published by Bethany House, and I look forward to reading many more. (
Chapter 16 had me weeping along with Julianne as she endured yet another loss in her life. The characters are so realistic you feel you know them personally and can relate to their joys and sorrows. The characters are imperfect human beings, as are we all. They see it in themselves and often realize that only God's grace and forgiveness can make things better. The young child that appears in later chapters sees Julianne's "mark" in a very child-like and lovely way. How perfect for the author to have used it as such.
I am looking forward to future Jocelyn Green works. I never fail to learn something new about history, the world or myself, in the process of reading her books.
There were some times that I wished for more interaction between characters, so I could see the development of their relationship a bit more, but the emotion between them is poignant and rings true. The overall message of forgiveness no matter the sin that marks your past and hounds your present circumstances is fully fleshed out and a beautiful one to read.
Overall, I can easily recommend this for fans of historical fiction. The history evokes the feeling of a bygone time, when the land was wild and life uncertain. The characters display personal fortitude, but are also realistically flawed. The faith aspect is woven throughout the narrative organically, perfectly suited to the situations that the characters face.
“Remember this, mes cheres: There is no person so small that the Lord cannot see her, no voice so quiet that He cannot hear it.”
Now to make it a priority to read more of Jocelyn Green's novel as soon as I can!