Publication date: September 1st 2022
Genres: Adult, Historical
In 18th century France, the choices for a young black woman of modest means are slim.
Véronique Clair loves her parents and their small home in the countryside of Burgundy but dreams of using her talent for sewing and embroidery to make her own way, without having to rely on a man.
When Véronique’s well-meaning parents find her a suitor of elevated station their happiness turns into her despair. Véronique must make the difficult choice between agreeing to an arranged marriage–with its promise of elevated status in society–or embark upon an unpredictable journey across France and into a world she’s never known.
…for a young woman of honor, only the heart can guide the way.
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The pastor began to speak but was interrupted as a former childhood friend of mine entered behind us, causing many of us to turn around and look. She was red-faced with embarrassment. Big with child and holding onto the hand of two small children on either side of her and sporting a freshly blackened eye. She held her chin up and hustled her babies into a seat as her husband came in behind her, his face a mask of arrogance, daring anyone to say anything. He took the seat beside his family, slouched in the chair like a pouting child.
I leaned to whisper to my mother, eyes still on the man. “He will beat or breed her to death. The bastard. When he was courting her he had nothing but fine words about how well he would treat her. Now she is stuck with him, forever.”
“Oui,” Maman nodded, her pretty features turned down in a frown. “It is a shame. He is angry that he is a married man…”
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Angelica Dimeo says
Maria Malaveci says
Sounds like a wonderful read!
Rita Wray says
Sounds like a great read.
Véronique’s Journey by Patti Flinn sounds like an interesting and engaging book of historical fiction.
Cathy French says
Véronique is a great character name, Love reads in this time period and setting.
Shelly Peterson says
I would love to read this.
I love the cover and think the book sounds interesting.
Sounds very interesting
Barbara Montag says
I so enjoyed reading this well done excerpt!
Thank you for sharing it with us.
wendy hutton says
such a pretty cover
Latifa Morrisette says
Marisela Zuniga says
The book sounds very good
MargaretAnn Rice says
Congratulations on the release, another one on my bucket list.
So much of American fiction has been about the lives and struggles of blacks in this country, it will be interesting to read about one set in another country, with a somewhat different set of challenges.
Really nice cover and excerpt, looking forward to reading this!
This sounds like one that will keep me interested and reading for sure.
Thomas Gibson says
Congrats on your tour! Best wishes.
Cindy Merrill says
How inspirational and timely! I am sure this book has massive appeal to lots of young adults.
I love reading history in general and particularly nonfiction but in this case the story sounds so real and likely was real in many people’s lives that we just don’t know about. Interesting take on 18th century France as a lot of U.S based readers might know of 18th century America but forget the time periods and struggles of other nations that went through their own history timelines. Seems like a great read!
Sounds like a great read.
Debbie P says
This sounds like an incredible read.
Bea LaRocca says
I like the cover art and the synopsis and excerpt have intrigued me, Véronique’s Journey sounds like an excellent read and I am looking forward to it. Thank you for sharing the author’s bio and book details
Amy Green says
This reminded me a great deal of the Lifetime TV movie, ‘The Courage to Love’, which starred Vanessa L. Williams. The social struggle for black people throughout this time period is an important part of history.
Linda Fast says
I love to read books that deal with this time period.
Dreaa Drake says
Sounds like an awesome book! Love the cover!
Antoinette M says