Book Review: The Last Lord of Paradise- Generation One: Jeanne and Anton by Vivian LeMay

The Last Lord of Paradise-Generation One: Jeanne and Anton
( The Last Lord of Paradise #1)
By: Vivian LeMay
66 pages
Publisher: Vivian LeMay Publishing
Publication Date: December 2011
Genre: Historical Fiction

* I was given a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

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 Secrets of the past--Love stories wonderful and sad, span six generations in this Kindle series.

I remembered that autumn day when a party from the Compagnie Franche de la Marine visited our village in France. They came to recruit men for the war in New France and Papa allowed them into our orchard. I was only sixteen, enchanted by the handsome young marines in their blue uniforms...

It was the sparkle of energy in his blue eyes that caught me, and I smiled. His gaze was so intense I thought he'd pierced my soul and as he bowed to kiss my hand, his very presence dominated me. Anton had that affect on everyone he met.

We wed quickly and weeks later Anton was called to war. It was now nine years since I saw my husband. There were a few letters from him during the war, before France surrendered her lands in North America to the British--after the surrender, nothing. Our troops came home, but not Anton. I fought off the bitterness, and tried to hope, but there had been no word at all for the last five years.

Then last winter Monsieur Lavelle arrived at our chateau with a letter from Anton. His letter invited me to join him in the wilderness of Canada at his own secret settlement called Paradis. Anton sent Monsieur Lavelle for me, because he was clearing land, planting crops and building a home for me. It said nothing about where Anton was for all those years, but my husband was alive. He still loved me and wanted me with him. I thought only of Anton and the future as I packed my trunk that very day.
The Marquise Jeanne Reneau, 1766 on the shore of the Detroit River.

My Thoughts:

This is Book One in a six book series that spans the descendants of Anton and Jeanne. It's a very quick read and filled with vivid details. It had a twist ending that was unique and left me surprised. The characters were interesting and the plot kept me intrigued. I also liked the subtle supernatural element the author added. I look forward to reading more in the series. It's a three tea-cupper.

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