Set amid the promise and challenge of the first Canadian colonies, Aimie K Runyan s vividly rendered novel provides a fascinating portrait of the women who would become the founding mothers of New France In 1667, an invisible wall separates settlers in New France from their Huron neighbors Yet whether in the fledgling city of Quebec or within one of the native tribes,Set amid the promise and challenge of the first Canadian colonies, Aimie K Runyan s vividly rendered novel provides a fascinating portrait of the women who would become the founding mothers of New France In 1667, an invisible wall separates settlers in New France from their Huron neighbors Yet whether in the fledgling city of Quebec or within one of the native tribes, every woman s fate depends on the man she chooses or is obligated to marry Although Claudine Deschamps and Gabrielle Giroux both live within the settlement, their prospects are very different French born Claudine has followed her older sister across the Atlantic hoping to attract a wealthy husband through her beauty and connections Gabrielle, orphan daughter of the town drunkard, is forced into a loveless union by a cruel law that requires her to marry by her sixteenth birthday And Manon Lefebvre, born in the Huron village and later adopted by settlers, has faced the prejudices of both societies and is convinced she can no longer be accepted in either Drawn into unexpected friendship through their loves, losses, and dreams of home and family, all three women will have to call on their bravery and resilience to succeed in this new world Praise for Promised to the Crown A heart wrenching and timeless tale of friendship, love and hope that skillfully blends history and romance to educate, entertain and inspire Pam Jenoff, author of The Last Summe
Duty to the Crown Set amid the promise and challenge of the first Canadian colonies Aimie K Runyan s vividly rendered novel provides a fascinating portrait of the women who would become the founding mothers of New Fra
I love the writing style of having a story told from three very different women s points of view This historical novel, which begins in the spring of 1677, features Maron, who was adopted by French Canadian settlers for a time and educated by them, which made it so she was no longer accepted by her own native people but also mistrusted by the French settlers There is Claudine, who misses the bustle of France for the small settlement town, but is snobbish than her farming roots would suggest she [...]
Duty to the Crown by Aimie K Runyan is the second in a series which follows the lives of early settlers to Canada, then known as New France, between 1677 and 1680 Very early in the novel, I realized that Runyan had done scanty research on the complex historical period in which she had set her novel Fiction allows for the stretching of facts However, in the case of historical fiction the reader should be prepared for how much license the author has chosen to take, which wasn t the case here As a [...]
Duty to the Crown is an immensely compelling story, set in the colony of New France and the city of Quebec in the 17th century It follows the lives of several young women on the cusp of womanhood, trying to find their place in this challenging new world Manon is a young Huron girl who has been raised by a French family, and struggles with her identity not completely fitting in with either the French or Huron societies Gabrielle, the daughter of a drunkard who has become the ward of a loving fami [...]
I was given an advanced copy by the author Duty to the Crown is the sequel to Promised to the Crown, and follows the next generation of citizens of New France Gabrielle, Claudine, and Manon The King of France has passed a law that all girls born in New France must get married by the time they turn 16, or their families will have to pay a hefty fine I loved this book so much Aimie s writing style is superb, and she really brings her characters to life My favorite thing about this book was that it [...]
I am so glad I got to spend time in New France while I am pulled into the character s lives on a personal level, I enjoy learning so much about their society and the challenges faced during colonial times Runyan really embodies making the personal political, bring this historical fiction well to life
This book was just as good if not better than the first one in this series I love how the author captures the time and place and makes you feel as if you are a part of this story We have all read the story of the American colonies but Aimie gives us a glimpse into the Canadian colonies Since I know nothing of how Canada was settled it is like I am getting a fun history lesson while reading an enjoyable story This book tells the story of three strong women and how they became close friends throug [...]
This book is amazing I received a pre release copy and loved every bit of it The characters and the details of their lives are so very well thought out and written This book is the perfect follow up to Promised the Crown I am not a historical buff, but thoroughly enjoyed the amount of history portrayed about an era that I had little to no knowledge of prior to reading these 2 books I absolutely adored the development of the characters lives and those of the 2nd generation of women There are MANY [...]
This book was a fantastic follow up to Promised to the Crown I love the Daughters of New France series Their bond to each other, the land, and in some cases, their husbands is both relatable and educational I knew very little about this section of North American history, and Runyan teaches the reader while still maintaining a sense of pure entertainment Highly recommend
Duty to the Crown is book two of the Daughters of New France series It is a pretty good historical and I look forward to the next of the series 4 stars
Duty to the Crown by Aimie K Runyan is the follow up story to Promised to the Crown This book follows the lives of three very different women as they struggle to make a life in New France, present day Quebec Canada, between 1677 and 1680 Several facts in this story are not historically correct but the lives of the women show what it was like to be a female during this time of history I would suggest reading the first book first as we do meet many of the characters in that book, but it can be rea [...]
Having enjoyed Promised to the Crown, I anxiously awaited the release of Duty to the Crown and it did not disappoint Historically rich, it covers a locale and period of history that I am unfamiliar with The Canadian frontier is a complete unknown to me, but Aimie Runyan brings it to life vividly.The story follows the second generation of young women in frontier Quebec girls we met in the first book Nicole s sisters Claudine and Emmanuelle, who followed her across the Atlantic, hoping for husband [...]
I loved the first book in this series, Promised to the Crown and was so very thrilled to be asked to read this second book I picked it up and it didn t take long to find myself back in New France immersed in the lives of the second generation of women to experience the highs and lows of life in the colony.Manon, the adopted daughter of Nicole Lefebvre is back in town with her adopted brother after being cast out by her tribe Life has not been easy for her from the start Not accepted by the Frenc [...]
4.5 stars Duty to the Crown is the second book in the Daughters of New France series by Aimie K Runyan The colony of New France is a little established when the book opens up but still feels like a new frontier for many of its residents I loved the first book in this series and was anxious to get back to Runyan s New France, still a very new setting for me and one that I really loved seeing through this book Although New France is no longer new to the main characters in this book, it still make [...]
thought I d got a bit of fluff but this completely surprised me and turned out to be fantastic
This book follows Manon, Gabrielle and Claudine who we met in the last book.All the girls are from different backgrounds but they all have their lives intertwined Manon is back with the Lefebvre family after being cast out by her Huron village Both the Hurons and the French treat her with suspicion Claudine becomes to live with her sister at the Lefebvre mansion and has big dreams about finding a young, handsome and rich husband Gabrielle works at her adoptive parents bakery and dreams about bec [...]
I m unable to leave a starred review as I was unable to finish Duty to the Crown This is an issue of preference and not so much about the quality of writing I went in with the expectation of historical fiction that had at least a minimal amount of research, but did not anticipate the author s liberties to the contrary to be so superfluous I appreciate the opportunity to review the book and am certain it will resonate well with an audience who is looking for less historical backdrop, and pure fi [...]
Duty to the Crown is a wonderful story about the French Canadian colony of Quebec in 1677 The story revolves around French Canadian women who were close friends with a Huron woman, their quests for finding a mate and starting families of their own I really enjoyed this book and found it to be well written and interesting I definitely recommend Duty to the Crown for anyone who loves historical fiction.Duty to the Crown by Aimee Runyon is now available by Kensington Publishing Corp an egalley of t [...]
Excellent look into the lives of New FranceCompelling story with detail to hold you captive until the end Here s hoping there is another installment to learn how the lives of the characters develop.
1 star and that is being generous Would rather have a lobotomy than read something this trite and fluffy And, riddled with historical errors, then weighed down with the leaden p.c approach to sex and marriage and Indians and anything else that can be reduced to simplistic jargon Plunked into a 17th century setting but the author didn t bother to research it and merrily has her early Quebec settlers living in houses with full libraries, hallways, and velvet or plush armchairs One stellar example [...]
People are capable of far than they give themselves credit for Once you start on the impossible journey you ll be amazed at how far you travel I think I am starting this review the same way I started the previous book, Promised to the Crown, by stating my love of Canadian historical fiction It s a location as well as a time period not easily found I was super excited when book one was first released in May and that I didn t have to wait long for book 2 hopefully there will be a book 3 Where boo [...]
Find this and other reviews at flashlightcommentary.Lysander reflects that The course of true love never did run smooth in Act 1, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream The play is not my favorite, but the line speaks to a truth few writers are willing and or able to recreate We all know that happily ever after endings sell like hotcakes, but the reality of love is far complicated than most fiction suggests.Romantic love is obviously the most popular, but familial, parental, [...]
Not my usual genre but I thoroughly enjoyed this historical story Set in the late 1600 s, I found that I could actually relate to the some of the character s problems myself Goes to show you love has never been fair through the ages and woman have always had the hardest job of bringing life into the world Also that woman have always been judged unfairly then men for decades.I won this book for free on the Good reads giveaways.
I loved the second book in the daughters of New France I enjoyed seeing where the characters from the first book were and enjoyed delving deeper into the lives of Claudine, Gabrielle and Manon Each woman struggles in her own way to find her place in the settlement amidst personal heartbreak and challenges.A great follow up to Promised to the Crown and I look forward to reading from this author.
Ms Runyan peoples her engrossing narrative with characters you wish you knew And, by the end of the story, you feel as if you ve known them all your life.
Really enjoyed this book A great addition to the series
I did like this book as a sequel to Daughters of the Crown Spoiler alert I am hoping that there is a third book to continue onward There were loose ends that need to be tied, especially for Claudine s children, as well as Gabrielle and Manon Readers will like the characters, they all approach their lives so differently Good historical fiction choice.
Sadly accurateThe characters were well developed A very well done picture of the challenges women faced until the very recent times Yes they still do but we do have choices now
Historic Novel at it s BestThere is so much history inthis novel She does wonders in her creation of characters They are so very real with howthey relate to the life times in which they live.
Great bookWhile reading this book one can picture all the different scenes pictured in the book Brave women but I am sure others in this venture did not fair as well.
A very good sequel to the first book