The Creole Princess by Beth White is the second book in the Gulf Coast Chronicles, and it kept me as entertained as the first book. While this book focuses on the same family as the first book, the series takes place many years later with later generations of the same family during the Revolutionary War. Although history was always my favorite subject, I don’t remember learning about this time in history and the British, French, and Spanish people living in the Gulf area.
Lyse Lanier is a young Creole girl living at the Gulf Coast with a father who spends a large majority of his time drinking after the death of his first wife. Lyse soon meets Don Rafael Maria Gonzales de Rippardi, who is a well-known merchant, but is he really who everyone thinks he is? I really liked reading about their growing relationship, even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of Dan Rafael at the beginning of the book due to his seemingly cocky nature. I ended up really liking the two of them together by the end of the book.
I think this is a great book for anyone who is interested in history, and there are a lot of different facts that are included in this series. Although you don’t need to read the first book in the series to follow what is happening in The Creole Princess, I am glad I read the first book so I was familiar with the Lanier family history when they mentioned it in the book.
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