recommended by June
Unjustly imprisoned for the death of her client, midwife Julianne Chevalier is exiled to the French colony of Louisiana in 1720. She marries a fellow convict in order to sail, but when tragedy strikes–and a mystery unfolds–Julianne must find her own way in this dangerous land while bearing the brand of a criminal. There is a lot of history about colonial Louisiana and the hardships and danger faced by the settlers. The main character Julianne inspires faith and courage throughout the story.