The Creole Princess by Beth White ~ My Review
|The Creole Princess|
(Gulf Coast Chronicles, book 2)
By Beth White
Torn between loyalties to family and flag, one young woman is about to discover that her most important allegiance is to her heart.
It is 1776, and all along the eastern seaboard the American struggle for independence rages. But in the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is much quieter--though no less deadly.
Lyse Lanier may be largely French in heritage, but she spends most of her time in the company of the ebullient daughter of the British commander of Mobile. When a charming young Spanish merchant docks in town, Lyse is immediately struck by his easy wit and flair for the dramatic. But is he truly who he makes himself out to be? Spies abound, and Spain has yet to choose a side in the American conflict. Is Lyse simply an easy mark for Rafael Gonzalez to exploit? Or are his overtures of love as genuine as Spanish gold?
With spectacular detail that brings the cultural gumbo of the Colonial Gulf Coast alive, Beth White invites you to step into a world of intrigue and espionage from a little-known slice of the American Revolutionary War.
I took a chance on this book simply because I love a unique setting and different perspectives on the
American War of Independence. While not my favorite romance, the suspense and intrigue kept me reading. Rafa is certainly a dashing rogue even if Lyse is a bit bland. Lyse's friends Scarlet and Daisy were by far the most interesting, but sadly they only were given small parts in the book. However, Beth White can definitely bring to life the exotic Gulf Coast of the 18th century with her eye for detail. The humidity fairly wrinkles the page! The real star in this book is the Colonial Gulf Coast. Readers of historical fiction are sure to find The Creole Princess an entertaining tale!
~ My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ~
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