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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
I am going to open this review by saying that Beth White has created the most memorable male character that I have ever read about! Don Rafael Maria Gonzales de Ripparda was by far the highlight of this book for me and I am certain that I could never tire of reading about his fun personality! As for the rest of this book, it was equally as enjoyable and I was immensely pleased with the author’s writing and research as she wrote this engaging tale! There were a few questionable scenes during the American Revolutionary War reflects but nothing bad enough to mention as a stay away from; simply the things that came with war.
This is the first book that I have read by Beth White and I am now a dedicated fan and honestly cannot wait for her next book! I rate The Creole Princess 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Historical Romance!
*Taken from Goodreads*
Beth White teaches music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. Her hobbies include playing flute and pennywhistle and painting, but her real passion is writing historical romance with a Southern drawl.
A native Mississippian, she is a pastor’s wife, mother of two, and grandmother of two–so far.
Also published as Elizabeth White, her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award.
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