Pelican Bride, The: A NovelTHE PELICAN BRIDE


Genre: Christian Historical  Romance

Series: Gulf Coast Chronicles #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.


  • Series: Gulf Coast Chronicles (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (April 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721978



It is 1704 when Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this New World in order to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Genevieve knows life won’t be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of beheading. But when she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular in the young colony, Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself.

Gulf Coast native Beth White brings vividly to life the hot, sultry south in this luscious, layered story of the lengths we must go to in order to be true to ourselves, our faith, and our deepest loves.


THE PELICAN BRIDE by Beth White is an engaging Inspirational Historical Romance set in 1704 Louisiana Colony, the French colony, which will later become, Mobile, Alabama. #1 in the “Gulf Coast Chronicles” series. What a beginning!

Meet, Genevieve Gaillain, a Frenchwoman and her sister, Aimee, who left France, in hopes of finding happiness, freedom of religion, a home and family.  Tristan Lanier, farmer and expatriate cartographer, has a checkered past.

Genevieve falls in love with Tristan, but he is shrouded with mystery, and secrets. Trouble is brewing inside and outside of the Fort. Genevieve and Aimee, left France hoping to find peace and happiness, but what they find is turmoil and danger.

Jealousy, betrayal, murder, deception, secrets, a desire to worship freely in the Land of Liberty, but this land, may be filled with danger and a deadly enemy, that could destroy them all.

The characters are engaging, believable, realistic and challenging. The storyline is filled with intrigue, and mystery. If you enjoy historical romance, danger, a hero who will not bow to what is wrong,but fight for what he believes is right and a fearless, kind heroine, I suggest you pick up THE PELICAN BRIDE, you will not regret your choice of reading material. I can hardly wait to see what is in store for us in the next installment. Ms. While has written a tale of intrigue and romance, with a unique setting and powerful characters. A great read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book  Addiction and More