The Mark of the King

The Mark of the KingThe Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Could not put it down. Jocelyn Green once again delivers a story that deserves the word “epic” to describe it. Filled with twists and turns, she takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of 18th century New Orleans. She makes the colony come alive with its sights and smells and dangers. Her characters are multi-faceted, interesting, and sometimes not what they appear. All in all, a combination that makes it all but impossible to not turn the next page.

Condemned of a crime she didn’t commit, Julianne Chevalier’s only hope of escaping her Paris prison is to marry a man she doesn’t know and sail for the French colony of New Orleans. Her one bright spot in the hope, however slim, that she might find her brother, a French soldier sent to tame the vast wilderness for the King.

No spoilers here, you’ll have to read it for yourself. But be warned … you may find yourself still reading long after you should have turned out the light!

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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