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"a wholly original example of social history at its best" - John Barber, The Globe and Mail
“a fully imagined but deeply grounded novel” - John Barber, The Globe and Mail
“Bride of New France will not silence critics of the new social history, nor is it meant to. But if they do want to bring the past alive for a new generation, as they typically claim, they could never find a text more likely to engage the minds and imaginations of young people, especially girls, who have grown immune to the conventional narratives.” - John Barber, The Globe and Mail
“A moody, beautiful piece of historical fiction.” - Dana Medoro, Winnipeg Free Press
"A haunting story of a courageous young woman." - Kathleen Grissom, author of the bestselling The Kitchen House
Suzanne Desrochers grew up in the French-Canadian village of Lafontaine on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario. She currently lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. She is completing a PhD thesis at King’s College comparing the migration of women from Paris and London to colonial North America. She also wrote her MA thesis on the Filles du roi, combining Creative Writing and History, at York University in Toronto. Bride of New France is her first novel.
Bride of New France is a rather simplistic novel. Not that there is anything bad about that, but it definitely reads more like a YA historical novel than one that would necessarily... Read morePublished 10 months ago by reluctantm
This is a fabulous book written in a way that engages the reader and transports one back to a time that has shaped us as Canadians. Read morePublished 23 months ago by ArtTherapist
The premise of this book as suggested in the title sounded interesting but having an idea and putting in book form isn't as easy as some authors may think. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2013 by M. Harding
I am a 10th generation Canadian and descend from one of the Brides of New France (Anne Perault)
This is most certainly a "novel" with imagined protagonist and... Read more
A friend lent me this book to read and its been a slog. Its boring to say the least. Its poorly written and amounts to not much more than a list of what Laure did here and what... Read morePublished on July 28 2012 by panaluu
I wanted to read about foundations of Canada and the dark, undocumented 17th century. I was lured by the publicity around this book, including subway posters. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2012 by no_name
I was excited to read this book but was extremely disappointed and found it difficult to finish. I found it was pretty poorly written and very anti-climatic. Read morePublished on July 28 2011 by booklover
I enjoyed this book so much. To enter the world of the King's Daughters was eye opening. I agree that it should be in Canadian high schools when the history of New France is... Read morePublished on May 15 2011 by Worthy Pearl