A World of His Own
A World of His Own: In the Land of the Creoles
A World of His Own
Arlette Gaffrey
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LAND OF THE CREOLES: An epic saga of love, marriage and betrayal LAND OF THE CREOLES: Andre de Javon escaped the French Revolution as a child. Now as an adult, he arrives in New Orleans to start a new life. In due time he becomes one of the wealthiest plantation owners in the Territory. He is helped by his mentor Jean-Claude Charlevoix, whose young daughter Julie Marie falls in love with Andre, and hopes he will wait for her to grow up and marry her. But, Andre marries Gabrielle Ste. Claire who turns his life into a nightmare. Gabrielle dies leaving Andre with her illegitimate son. As Julie Marie grows up Andre realizes how much he loves her, and wants to marry her. But will Julie Marie still have him, a man who is eleven years her senior with an illegitimate child. The pirate Jean Lafitte and General Andrew Jackson are but some of the colorful characters woven throughout the story.

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  • Fiction
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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After escaping the French Revolution, Andre de Javon plans to start fresh in New Orleans. He is intrigued by plantation work and pursues his dream of becoming a successful and wealthy plantation owner. With the help of Jean-Claude Charlevoix and his young daughter Julie, he succeeds. The small Charlevoix family is so helpful but Andre has no idea how much Julie really loves him. This is why Julie is so heartbroken when Andre marries Gabrielle Ste. Claire, a spoiled woman who turns his life into a disaster.

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Andre De Javon, a handsome, determined young Frenchman, arrives in New Orleans seeking a place to belong. What he discovers is a world far beyond what he could have imagined. Swept into a world of balls, beautiful women and wealthy families, his new home is a far cry from his life in France. With no surviving family, his goal is to make a name for himself, but he is unsure of what he wants to do specifically. Shortly after his arrival, his friend, Charles du Fray, introduces him to Monsieur Charleviox, a very successful plantation owner.

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