Bride of New France by Suzzanne Desrochers
Unabridged AudioBook | 2012 | Genre: Historical Fiction | English | ISBN-13: N/A | MP3 96Kb | Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins | 446.7 MB
A Canadian bestseller, this richly imagined novel is about a young French woman sent to settle in the New World.
Transporting readers from cosmopolitan seventeenth-century Paris to the Canadian frontier, this vibrant debut tells of the struggle to survive in a brutal time and place. Laure Beausejour has been taken from her destitute family and raised in an infamous orphanage to be trained as a lace maker. Striking and willful, she dreams of becoming a seamstress and catching the eye of a nobleman.
But after complaining about her living conditions, she is sent to Canada as a fille, expected to marry a French farmer there. Laure is shocked by the primitive state of the colony and the mingling of the settlers with the native tribes. When her ill-matched husband leaves her alone in their derelict hut for the winter, she must rely on her wits and her clandestine relationship with an Iroquois man for survival