Jan. 16, 2017

The Mark of the King, by Jocelyn Green

*****5 stars

New Fan for Life!!

Jocelyn Green has made herself a new fan for life with her book, The Mark of the King. Green's description of the Parisian prison, Salpêtrière, causes the reader to cheer mightily for Julianne's release, only to have hopes dashed as we see the conditions upon which she may depart for Louisiana. Eyebrow-raising, hair-tingling;replete with historical detail of English, French and Indian interactions, we see New France as it really was. Not as the king's regent portrayed it, but as a battleground of intrigue, sabotage, misery and starvation. When drawn with an artist's brush intermingled with hope, faith, and love, what an incredible saga emerges from the pen of Jocelyn Green. This was my first book from her, but I will be adding Jocelyn Green to my all-time favorites.

I received a complimentary copy of the book to review from the publisher, but that did not influence my review. My opinions are solely my own.