I received this book for free from Revell in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Creole Princess by Beth White
Series: Gulf Coast Chronicles Book #2
Published by Revell on March 31st 2015
Genres: Christian, Fiction, General, Historical, Romance
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All along the eastern seaboard, the American struggle for independence rages. In the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is quieter--though no less deadly. The lovely Frenchwoman Lyse Lanier is best friends with the daughter of the British commander. Rafael Gonzalez is a charming young Spanish merchant with a secret mission and a shipment of gold to support General Washington. As their paths cross and their destinies become increasingly tangled, Lyse and Rafael must decide where their true loyalties lie--and somehow keep Lyse's family from being executed as traitors to the British Crown.With spectacular detail that brings the Colonial South alive, Beth White invites readers into a world of intrigue and espionage from a little-known side of the American Revolutionary War. Her richly textured settings and characters delight while fast pacing and closely held secrets will keep readers turning the pages.
Lyse Lanier is the daughter of a mulatto slave and a drunkard fisherman and all she dreams about is her Cinderella future. She just wants a prince to come save her from her terrible living situation. Lyse is a mixed blood girl, her father is French and her mother is a mix of African and English. Since Lyse’s father made some very bad choices they are poor. Thankfully to her grandfather she is well educated and well read for a girl at her stature. When Lyse’s prince actually does appear his name is Rafael Maria Gonzales de Ripparda. What a name right? He is not at all whom he claims to be.
I think the biggest thing about this book is that the characters and their stories aren’t as deep as they should have been. The secondary characters became the focus of most of this story instead of the primary characters. I think Lyse is a great character and I think she really grew up in the stories journey. Lyse is caught between many different social worlds based off of her blood. I feel as if she was really able to find out who she really was.