Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Creole Princess

The Creole Princess
(Gulf Coast Chronicles, Book 2)
Beth White
ISBN: 978-0800721985
March 2015/352 pages/$14.99

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.

Read an excerpt.


Photo Credit:
(c)Wendy Wilson
Beth White's day job is teaching music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. A native Mississippian, she is a pastor's wife, mother of two, and grandmother of one--so far. Her hobbies include playing flute and pennywhistle and painting, but her real passion is writing historical romance with a Southern drawl. 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. Visit for more information.


Beth White writes excellent historical fiction and she weaves another compelling tale with this novel. It can be easily be read as a stand-alone from its predecessor, The Pelican Bride (click the title for my review of that novel), but overlapping characters provide a richer experience if you read both books. The original colonies come to mind when I think of the Revolutionary War, so it surprised and fascinated me to discover what occurred on the Gulf Coast at that time. Historical and fictional characters blend together in this tale of danger, espionage, and romance. Grab your copy today!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Baker/Revell Publishers as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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R Merr said...

I am so looking forward to reading this one! I loved The Pelican Bride.