|This gripping novel is inspired by a true story. In 1542 at the age of 16, Marguerite arrives in Canada with her uncle--and her forbidden lover, Pierre. When they are caught, Marguerite and Pierre are banished to the Isle of Demons, off the coast of Quebec--and their voyage to freedom becomes a fight for survival.|
From the Publisher:
In 1542, when sixteen-year-old Marguerite is selected by her uncle, the Sieur de Roberval, as one of the young women to accompany him on his voyage to the New World, she seizes the chance to escape the oppressive household of her father. Marguerite persuades her forbidden young lover, Pierre, to join the voyage so they can be wed when they reach Canada. But when Marguerite and Pierre are caught together on the ship, they are banishedto the tiny, wild Isle of Demons, off the coast of Quebec—and their voyage to freedom becomes a fight for their very survival. Inspired by the true story of Marguerite de La Rocque, Paradise is a gripping novel of adventure, courage, love, and hardship.