Before I started reading The Creole Princess by Beth White, I was very excited about the book’s Southern historical setting, taking place in Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana. I have read a lot of fiction books relating to this time period, but none of them were set in the South or relate to French, Creole, or Spanish culture, so this was very interesting. In addition to the intriguing setting, the writing flows naturally, with a nice mix of dialogue and description. The characters showed great courage throughout the book, and it was nice to follow them along their journeys.
One of the things I really liked about the story was the interaction between Lyse and Rafael. The book serves as a nice history lesson relating to things occurring in The Gulf Coast from 1776 to 1780. The Creole Princess is very suspenseful, and readers who are looking for something exciting will find this book interesting. Though this book is #2 in a series, you do not need to read the first to get involved with this one. If you want to read more about this time in history – and are looking for a compelling fiction novel – I would check out this book.
I received a review copy from Revell. You can find the book here on Amazon.