The Meeting Place
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From Library Journal
In 1753, the French and British settlers of Acadia are divided by threats of war. Realizing that fighting will surely break out if the British government demands oaths of loyalty from the French settlers, Catherine Price hopes for the best and continues to plan her wedding to Lieutenant Andrew Harrow. Louise Belleveau is also planning to marry, and the two women meet accidentally while picking wildflowers for their wedding bouquets. They quickly form a bond, only to have their friendship threatened by the growing tension between their two societies. Oke and Bunn's (The Matchmakers, LJ 11/1/97) huge readership should find much to enjoy in this smoothly written romantic adventure, though others may be put off by the overstated messages about peace, love, and the importance of God.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Two young women, their lives shadowed by nations in conflict, begin a friendship that will propel them on a journey from which they can never turn back....
The year was 1753, and the lines of separation were firmly drawn. The French had named the region Acadia, their "beloved home". When the British came soon after, they battled with the French on the new continent as they had in Europe for centuries.
The settlers of Acadia were either French or English, and though their villages might be but a stone's throw apart, most could go an entire lifetime without speaking to someone from the other side.
And then the chance encounter in a meadow of wild flowers...
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Top Customer Reviews
Catherine, an English woman, and Louise, a French woman, would change all that when they meet and become friends. They don't care if the other is English or French they form a bond that is like sisters.
Both women soon marry and have children. Soon everything changes and something happens that will change their lives forever.
Janette Oke does a wonderful job of bringing these two worlds together. If you read this book you'll have to read the rest of the series because you'll want to know what happens next.
The deportation of the Acadians is a tragic moment in history, and the authors manage to capture it and the events leading up to the forced exodus very well. I read this book primarily during my English class when my students had their silent reading time. The end had me crying infront of my students. I was so wrapped up in the characters and their story, that I was caught off guard by the end....even though I knew historically what was coming.
I can't wait to read the next one!!
I would very much recommend this book to anyone.
This story leaves you hanging, so I'd suggest reading its sequel also, _The Sacred Shore._
Most recent customer reviews
I love books written by T Davis Bunn. This is a first for this writing team. It was an easy read but we'll written. Would recommend this book.Published 6 months ago by pinky
Jeanette Oke is one of my favorite writers. I especially like the good morals and references to prayer, etc...as I am a Christian and can relate to this.Published 14 months ago by Carolyn Cooke
Haven't finished reading this yet but interesting from both a historical and romance perspective. This look into the lives of both English and French inhabitants of Acadia is easy... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Verna Morrisey
A beautiful relationship developed after Catherine and Louise first met in a meadow. It was war times and the French and English were not to mingle, but despite the opinion of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Althea Hillier
All of Oke's heroine blush, shiver, quiver, quake, day dream, dream, and cry. They are ALL the same. Read morePublished on April 15 2004
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