Emilie

The Cajuns

Book 1
Happy Gris Gris Publishing
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Emilie Gallant and her Cajun family have traveled to Louisiana in search of their father, separated thirteen years ago during le grand dérangement, the brutal exile by the British from their Nova Scotia homeland. The last thing Emilie has on her mind as she enters the rugged bayou country is marriage to her longtime companion, Lorenz Dugas. Beautiful but stubbornly defiant, Emilie worshipped Lorenz as a child but having to fight to preserve her family has built a wall around her heart. But Lorenz is equally determined and his passion will prove that their love cannot be denied. As they make their way across the untamed Louisiana wilderness, hoping to reunite the Gallant family, Emilie learns that love has a way of healing all wounds — even in the most unusual places. 

“Pick up a copy of Emilie for your reading pleasure, and take a journey into the historical Acadian (Cajun) country of Louisiana for an educational, romantic read.” 
—Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today 

“The beauty of Ms. Claire’s tale is in the message that love makes one a stronger and better person. She leaves just enough hints to keep readers eagerly anticipating the next two sisters’ tales. As a history buff, I enjoyed learning about the Acadian (Cajun) culture, as well as the story’s characters.” 
—Evelyn Feiner, Romantic Times magazine 

“I’m saving a spot for Cherie Claire on my keepershelf!” 
—Heather Nordahl, Affaire de Coeur 

BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1768 
• Book One of Cherie’s The Cajuns series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. (Ballad Books) 

The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

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Cherie Claire grew up in south Louisiana, with mud between her toes and a rabid love of Mardi Gras parades. Born in New Orleans and now living in Cajun Country, she couldn't help but write about her unique, colorful state. 

Cherie is the award-winning author of several Cajun historical romances, the Cajun Embassy series of contemporary romances and a paranormal mystery series featuring ghost sleuth Viola Valentine. She's a Holt Award finalist, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award finalist and received the Louisiana Press Women Book of the Year.

Read more at https://www.cherieclaire.net/.

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Happy Gris Gris Publishing
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Feb 16, 2016
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 Rose Gallant was always the agreeable sister, which is why she’ll do anything to help her Cajun family find their father in the wilds of Louisiana. Joseph Gallant was separated from Rose and her two sisters thirteen years ago during le grand dérangement, the brutal exile by the British from their Nova Scotia home. So when a rich Louisiana Creole offers marriage and a chance to help, Rose believes the union will reunite her family. But it’s the passionate and handsome Coleman Thorpe that sets her heart to flame. Thorpe is both English and Protestant and therefore forbidden, but Rose will soon learn how determined a man can be in love, able to break down all boundaries and bring a family together. 

 

"Ms. Claire's tale of the Acadians (Cajuns) is rich in Old World traditions as she explores the early beginnings of what was to become the melting pot of American society. Rose and Coleman's love is the stepping stone to a new beginning and readers' hearts will be warmed by their love and its powerful message." 
—Romantic Times Magazine 

“I’m saving a spot for Cherie Claire on my keepershelf!” 
—Heather Nordahl, Affaire de Coeur 

BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1768 
• Book Two of Cherie’s The Cajuns series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. (Ballad Books) 

The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

 Years have passed since the Acadian Gallant family was separated from their patriarch during the British exile from Nova Scotia, but Gabrielle and her mother refuse to give up. They travel to the sleepy shores of Bayou Teche for Joseph Gallant’s return, while Gabrielle also waits for a visit from Captain Jean Bouclaire, a Louisiana privateer who has stolen her heart.

 

Captain Jean Bouclaire has finally decided to settle down and he knows the right woman to ask. On his way to join Gabrielle he is challenged to a deadly duel that results in his exile from the Louisiana Territory. Now a fugitive, he must decide whether to flee the colony or risk his life for one last glimpse of his dark Acadian beauty.

 

“Ms. Claire’s characters are vividly portrayed against the atmosphere of the swampland, and living in exile in a strange land and dealing with all that it entails. I felt I was right there with Jean and Gabrielle.”

—Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance


"Ms. Claire's treatment of the Acadians' (Cajuns') removal from Canada and their difficulties in settling in Louisiana are richly described. These are passionate people who are forced to endure hardships and who survive in spite of them. It is love that propels them to continue the search for happiness. This is a well-learned lesson for us all." 
—Romantic Times Magazine 

"The story is just chock-full of action and keeps the readers enthralled as it races to an end." 
—The Romance Journal 

BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1769 
• Book Three of Cherie’s The Cajuns series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. (Ballad Books) 

The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

 Raised by Captain Jean Bouclaire, Delphine Delaronde lost her heart to his partner Philibert Bertrand when she was just a girl. But when she finally came of age and confessed her love to the dashing Louisiana smuggler, he dismissed her “juvenile crush.” Embarrassed and hurt Phiney fled to France, hoping to forget his cruel rejection, unaware that Phil had realized too late the precious gift he had cast aside. By the time fate brought them together again, Delphine had inherited a title, and a noblewoman’s responsibilities. Now she seems beyond Philibert’s reach forever. But beneath the poise and grace of the beautiful Countess Delaronde beats the passionate heart of a woman who will never give up her one true love.

 

“I’m saving a spot for Cherie Claire on my keepershelf!” 
—Heather Nordahl, Affaire de Coeur 

BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1778 
• Book Four of Cherie’s The Cajun series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. 

The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

 

“Author Cherie Claire masterfully blends the challenges of history, love and loyalty in Delphine. From the grand mansions of the aristocrats of France to the marauding dangers of the high seas, this rich plot combines intrigue, treachery, and traitorous love in a riveting novel readers will not be able to put down….Delphine comes highly recommended.”

—Cindy Penn, Word Wrap

 Spurned by the Americans living in the South Louisiana town of Franklin because of her Catholic upbringing, and forbidden to associate with the French Creoles and Cajuns by her father, Amanda Rose Richardson believes she is destined to become an old maid. When she finds herself in a compromised situation by the town rogue, it is her good friend René Comeaux, the darkly handsome and passionate Cajun who rescues her. Unbeknown to Amanda, René has been in love with her for months. But can René convince her father his intensions are honorable and win the heart of the "Jolie Blonde" he adores? 

When American Amanda Richardson is compromised by the town rogue, it is her good friend René Comeaux, the darkly handsome and passionate Cajun who rescues her. Unbeknown to Amanda, René has been in love with her for months. Can René convince her father his intensions are honorable and win the heart of his "Jolie Blonde?"


BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1850s 
• Book Five of Cherie’s The Cajun series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. 

The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

 The Letter

Orphaned and alone in antebellum New Orleans, Fiona Riley promises a dying friend she will raise the woman's child as her own. But without a job and a roof over their heads Fiona fears for their lives. When a letter arrives announcing that relatives in a bayou town are searching for their long-lost cousin, Fiona finds the answer to her prayers, even if it means deceiving others to survive. 

Emile Dugas knew she was lying the moment he set eyes on Fiona Riley, an Irish immigrant trying to pose as his distant Cajun cousin. But how could he resist the entreating blues eyes of the angel baby she held in her arms or the fact that a larger force was at work in bringing them together? 


BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1850s 
• Book Six of Cherie’s The Cajun series 
• A novela of 35,000 words 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. 

The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

 Rose Gallant was always the agreeable sister, which is why she’ll do anything to help her Cajun family find their father in the wilds of Louisiana. Joseph Gallant was separated from Rose and her two sisters thirteen years ago during le grand dérangement, the brutal exile by the British from their Nova Scotia home. So when a rich Louisiana Creole offers marriage and a chance to help, Rose believes the union will reunite her family. But it’s the passionate and handsome Coleman Thorpe that sets her heart to flame. Thorpe is both English and Protestant and therefore forbidden, but Rose will soon learn how determined a man can be in love, able to break down all boundaries and bring a family together. 

 

"Ms. Claire's tale of the Acadians (Cajuns) is rich in Old World traditions as she explores the early beginnings of what was to become the melting pot of American society. Rose and Coleman's love is the stepping stone to a new beginning and readers' hearts will be warmed by their love and its powerful message." 
—Romantic Times Magazine 

“I’m saving a spot for Cherie Claire on my keepershelf!” 
—Heather Nordahl, Affaire de Coeur 

BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1768 
• Book Two of Cherie’s The Cajuns series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. (Ballad Books) 

The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

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 Years have passed since the Acadian Gallant family was separated from their patriarch during the British exile from Nova Scotia, but Gabrielle and her mother refuse to give up. They travel to the sleepy shores of Bayou Teche for Joseph Gallant’s return, while Gabrielle also waits for a visit from Captain Jean Bouclaire, a Louisiana privateer who has stolen her heart.

 

Captain Jean Bouclaire has finally decided to settle down and he knows the right woman to ask. On his way to join Gabrielle he is challenged to a deadly duel that results in his exile from the Louisiana Territory. Now a fugitive, he must decide whether to flee the colony or risk his life for one last glimpse of his dark Acadian beauty.

 

“Ms. Claire’s characters are vividly portrayed against the atmosphere of the swampland, and living in exile in a strange land and dealing with all that it entails. I felt I was right there with Jean and Gabrielle.”

—Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance


"Ms. Claire's treatment of the Acadians' (Cajuns') removal from Canada and their difficulties in settling in Louisiana are richly described. These are passionate people who are forced to endure hardships and who survive in spite of them. It is love that propels them to continue the search for happiness. This is a well-learned lesson for us all." 
—Romantic Times Magazine 

"The story is just chock-full of action and keeps the readers enthralled as it races to an end." 
—The Romance Journal 

BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1769 
• Book Three of Cherie’s The Cajuns series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. (Ballad Books) 

The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

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