Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Creole Princess - A Book Review

The Creole Princess is the first book I have read by Author Beth White.  It is the second book in the Gulf Coast Chronicles.  I really liked White's writing style, she has and elegant way, but I really struggled with getting into the story.  The plot seemed slow at times and I didn't care for the parts that focused on the Revolutionary war.  I did enjoy the romance part of it, but overall I would have to give the book a 3 out of 5 stars.  I love historical fiction books, but I really am not a fan of stories written in this time period.  That may be why I struggled so much and I would definitely give the author another shot if the book was set in a different time in history.

The Creole Princess is a historical story of the Revolutionary war, espionage and the differences between those born as slaves and those born free.

Lyse works at various jobs to help bring food to her family.  Her mother died years ago and her father remarried.  Her father has developed a drinking problem and her stepmother is pregnant with another child.  Lyse's best friend is Daisy, the daughter of the local fort commander and has helped her to learn to read and write.  The colonies are revolting against the British crown and Lyse's future is unclear.

Don Rafael appears as a Spanish merchant but is actually gathering information for the Spanish governor.  When he meets Lyse he quickly falls for her and now he seems to spend more time thinking of ways to win the heart of Lyse than gathering information.

Beth White is the award-winning author of The Pelican Bride. A native Mississippian, she teaches music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. Her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers' Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers' Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. Learn more at

***This book was provided to me by Revell in exchange for my honest review.

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