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(A book in the Acadians series)
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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 derangement, 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

. 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

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 Cajun Embassy
Book One: Ticket to Paradise
Book Two: Damn Yankees
Book Three: Gone Pecan

Used availability for Cherie Claire's Emilie

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Paperback Editions

July 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Emilie: The Acadians
Author(s): Cherie Claire
ISBN: 0-8217-6648-1 / 978-0-8217-6648-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Emilie (The Cajun Series Book 1)
Author(s): Cherie Claire
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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