Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King

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Ilana Quinn By Purplejeans Completed

**WATTPAD PICKS - BLAST TO THE FUTURE PAST LIST** 800 girls selected by King Louis XIV embark on a journey across the seas from their homeland. Each is given a dowry, and the expectation that they are to marry a French settler, in order to increase the population of New France. They are the historic Daughters of the King, or "les filles du roi." 

Eighteen-year-old Celeste Dubois is a free spirited, strong willed, educated, and stubborn girl, years ahead of her time who comes from a wealthy Parisian family that has squandered their money, and is forced to join the other girls in seeking passage to New France. However, Celeste doesn't intend to marry a complete stranger, and hopes to use the dowry and the free voyage as a way to escape the poverty and social ranks of Paris. Matters are complicated when against her will, she falls in love. 

Seventeen-year-old, sweet, romantic, kind, and stunningly beautiful Lorraine Leblanc is a girl from a large family with "children to spare." Unlike Celeste, she happily dreams of the day she will meet her future husband in New France. When she marries a mysterious widower with two young children of his own and still reeling after his broken heart, she realizes that married life isn't all she had hoped it would be, and begins to wonder about her new husband's complicated past.

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- 2018 True North  Awards 2nd place for Historical Fiction and 2nd place Truly Canadian special category award
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