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Evangeline; Paradise Stolen

 

 

AT LONG LAST IT IS HERE - THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT!

EVANGELINE; Paradise Stolen, the 560-page novel, by award-winning screenwriter and film writer/producer M. M. Le Blanc.

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YVON'S COMMENTS: "Recognized as a passionate Acadian researcher for more than a quarter century, I have read a huge amount of books over the years but, not since Gone with the Wind has an historical novel swept me away! I so enjoyed the Acadian culture in Evangeline: Paradise Stolen and have rated it as one of my top favorites on my Acadian Genealogy Homepage at www.acadian.org. Congratulations to the author for making this very special book available for all to read."

READ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

"After the passage of 256 years, the legacy of the Acadian deportation continues to define the Cajun people and although the Royal Proclamation acknowledges the British hand in this brutal act, La Grand Dérangement still remains largely unknown to the rest of the world. Evangeline: Paradise Stolen adeptly weaves the lives of the French Neutrals, their Mi'Kmaq allies and their British adversaries into a bold and compelling historical adventure for young and old alike. A must read for everyone, Cajun or not." Warren A. Perrin, author, "Acadian Redemption: From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation" and The Petition against Queen Elizabeth II to redress the 18th century British wrongs against the Acadians

"Evangeline: Paradise Stolen is an enthralling transformation of genealogical and historical research into true stories about real people. Many of these fascinating stories are based on precious original records here at Louisiana State Archives. The cruel deportation of the Acadians by the English in 1755 is a most tragic chapter in American history. The author's use of archival material enriches this interesting story and breathes life into multiple personages including historical figures from France, Acadia, Spain, Italy, England and the Colonies. The vivid depiction of Acadian courage and hope against all odds is an amazing read that honors all of our Cajun family histories. I highly recommend it." Florent Hardy, Jr., Ph.D., State Archivist & Director, Louisiana State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State of Louisiana

SYNOPSIS: Before Jamestown, the Pilgrims, or the American Colonies, came the settlement of Acadia by France in 1604. Grand Pré is an insulated world of beautiful trees, abundant harvests and affluent French residents at peace with their world and their allies the Mi'Kmaq First Nation. Star-crossed lovers Evangeline Le Blanc de Verdure and Gabriel Mius d'Entremont are to be married when two events change their lives forever -- a British officer is found dead but Evangeline must say nothing to protect her honor; and Gabriel and Evangeline's father René, Royal Consul to French King Louis XV, are imprisoned for "treason" as resistance leaders. Their idyllic life begins to disappear around them when in 1755, violating a peace treaty between England and France, British King George II issues an Edict to deport the Acadians forever by separating families and forcing them into animal cargo ships for destinations unknown. Evangeline's innocence shattered, she must choose between life without her love or possible death at the hands of the British for defying their orders. Evangeline and Gabriel and their families are at risk in a political game of intrigue, murder and espionage against the glamour and adventure of 18th century Versailles and Acadia. Will their courage, faith and passion overcome threats to their very survival or will they find their paradise stolen?

 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

1. Won the National Independent Publisher Book Award shortly after its release.

2. July 2012: Chosen as the BEST BOOK in the state of Louisiana (1st place, books) by the LA Press Women, an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. The competition encompassed all books in the state of Louisiana and the organization has membership of men and women in all literary fields.

 

 

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…EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN (Caeruleum Publishing, LLC), a novel based on the "backstory" of Cajun history from 1485 to 1755, has won a 2012 National Independent Publisher Book Award, an "IPPY." The prestigious national book competition recognizes "Excellence in Independent Publishing" by independent publishers and university press and received this year over 5,200 entries from the USA and eleven foreign countries.

This debut work of historical fiction is written by M. M. Le Blanc, granddaughter of the late Louisiana Senator and Hadacol inventor Dudley "Couzan Dud" Le Blanc. The initial publication is a Limited Commemorative Edition issued in honor of the 256th anniversary of the unlawful 1755 British Deportation from Nova Scotia, Canada of the French Acadians who later became the Louisiana Cajuns.

EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN is a 560-page epic of the 1755 Acadian Deportation as seen through the lives of star-crossed lovers Evangeline and Gabriel, with the author's family histories interwoven through factual historical events. The novel is Volume I of a trilogy, EVANGELINE, THE TRUE STORY OF THE ACADIANS and is fast-becoming a collector's item.

Reviews of the book include, "a masterful work by M.M. Le Blanc"…"not since GONE WITH THE WIND has an historical novel swept me away"…"a bold and compelling historical adventure"…"an amazing read that honors all of our Cajun family histories"… and, "a must read for everyone, Cajun or not."

Dr. Florent Hardy, Jr., State Archivist and Director, Louisiana State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State of Louisiana, said, “EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN is an enthralling transformation of genealogical and historical research into true stories about real people. Many of these fascinating stories are based on precious original records here at Louisiana State Archives. The cruel deportation of the Acadians by the English in 1755 is a most tragic chapter in American history. The author’s use of archival material enriches this interesting story and breathes life into multiple personages including historical figures from France, Acadia, Spain, Italy, England and the Colonies. The vivid depiction of Acadian courage and hope against all odds is an amazing read that honors all of our Cajun family histories. I highly recommend it.”

Warren A. Perrin, Louisiana author of ACADIAN REDEMPTION: From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen’s Royal Proclamation and The Petition against Queen Elizabeth II to redress the 18th century British wrongs against the Acadians, who wrote the Foreword to EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN, remarked, “After the passage of 256 years, the legacy of the Acadian deportation continues to define the Cajun people and although the Royal Proclamation acknowledges the British hand in this brutal act, La Grande Dérangement still remains largely unknown to the rest of the world. EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN adeptly weaves the lives of the French Neutrals,
their Mi’Kmaq allies and their British adversaries into a bold and compelling historical adventure for young and old alike. A must read for everyone, Cajun or not.”

Yvon Cyr, Canadian-based Acadian genealogist and author of several online Acadian-Cajun blogs wrote, “Recognized as a passionate Acadian researcher for more than a quarter century, I have read a huge amount of books over the years but, not since Gone with the Wind has an historical novel swept me away! I so enjoyed the Acadian culture in EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN and have rated it as one of my top favorites on my Acadian Genealogy Homepage at www.acadian.org. Congratulations to the author for making this very special book available for all to read.”

The novel’s editor Jessica Kaye of Beverly Hills, California noted, “There is magic inside the covers of a good book. A magic book teaches. It inspires. It transforms. EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN is such a book. This masterful work by M. M. Le Blanc…shares stories which we can all recognize as constants of societies. We witness love, hardship, family, and friendship; the panoply of emotions, both noble and otherwise. You will come away from this book with…gratitude for the good writing which brings the past alive again so that we may be a part of it and benefit from the lessons it offers to us.”

EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN is the first and only novel on the Evangeline and Gabriel story and the Acadian Deportation written by an actual descendent of characters in the book. M. M. Le Blanc was inspired by her grandfather's research from his published three non-fiction books about the Acadian Deportation and his discussions on their family oral histories and genealogy. Spanning nearly three centuries, the interrelationships of the characters are woven in compelling historical adventure, romance and war & military endeavors in France, England, Italy, Spain, the Canary Islands, the British colonies, Nova Scotia (formerly Acadia) and New France’s Quebec and Louisiana.
The author is a former LSU Tiger Golden Girl who graduated LSU, ULL Graduate School of Business and LSU Law Center. She has published over 35 articles and news columns and is writer/producer/director of the award-winning documentary film "Cajun Renaissance Man: Dudley J. Le Blanc" co-produced with Louisiana Public Broadcasting that screened at film festivals around the world including during Cannes, New York, Montreal and Chicago. She was also honored to be named one of the "Top 10 Young Working Women in America" and one of the "Top 12 Future Business Leaders of Louisiana." She is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In addition to the story, EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN also includes photographs of rare historical artwork -- a 17th century map of Acadia and the Eastern Seaboard Colonies courtesy of the Louisiana Law Library at the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and Acadian paintings and engravings from the 1800’s courtesy of the Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton, Canada and the Acadian Museum of Erath.

A synopsis of the novel follows:
"Before Jamestown, the Pilgrims, or the American Colonies, came the settlement of Acadia by France in 1604. A century later, Grand Pré has become an insulated world of beautiful trees, abundant harvests and affluent French residents at peace with their world and their allies the Mi’Kmaq First Nation. Star-crossed lovers Evangeline Le Blanc de Verdure and Gabriel Mius d’Entremont are to be married when two events change their lives forever -- a British officer is found dead, but Evangeline must say nothing to protect her honor; and Gabriel and her father René, Royal Consul to French King Louis XV, are imprisoned for “treason” as resistance leaders.

Their idyllic life begins to disappear around them when in 1755 British King George II violates a peace treaty between England and France, issuing an Edict to deport the Acadians forever by separating families and forcing them into animal cargo ships for destinations unknown. Evangeline’s innocence shattered, she must choose between life without her love or possible death by the British for defying their brutal orders. Evangeline and Gabriel and their families are at risk in a political game of intrigue, murder and espionage against the glamour and adventure of 18th century Versailles and Acadia. Will their courage, faith and passion overcome threats to their very survival or will they find their paradise stolen?"

One thing is certain -- EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN is not your grandfather’s Evangeline. This novel belongs in everyone’s library, Cajun or not! The Limited Commemorative Edition of EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN is for sale online at www.evangelinenovel.com and in select book stores, art galleries and museum shops in Louisiana and Canada.

For additional information contact :
Caeruleum Publishing
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Press Release by Caeruleum Publishing

December 13, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOUISIANA’S CAERULEUM PUBLISHING ISSUES PRE-PUBLICATION LIMITED EDITION 560-PAGE HISTORICAL FICTION EVANGELINE: PARADISE STOLEN, INSPIRED BY THE AUTHOR’S FAMILY HISTORIES AND TRUE EVENTS OF THE 1755 ACADIAN DEPORTATION FROM CANADA TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA…

Caeruleum Publishing has issued the pre-publication Limited Edition of the 560-page novel of historical fiction EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen by award-winning writer M. M. Le Blanc based on and inspired by the author’s family histories and actual historical events. This Limited Edition was issued to commemorate the 256th anniversary of the unlawful 1755 British Deportation from Nova Scotia, Canada of the French Acadians, who later became the Cajuns of Louisiana. Researched by the author for over a decade in Canada, France, England and Louisiana, EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen dramatically incorporates historical events and dialogue from contemporaneous period journals with family genealogy and oral histories. This exciting epic spans nearly three centuries from 1485 to 1755 with events occurring on two continents. Interrelationships of the characters are artistically woven in a compelling story of historical adventure, romance and war & military endeavors in France, England, Italy, Spain, the Canary Islands, the British colonies, Nova Scotia (formerly Acadia) and New France’s Quebec and Louisiana. Early rave reviews are in for the novel.

Dr. Florent Hardy, Jr., State Archivist and Director, Louisiana State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State of Louisiana, said, “EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen is an enthralling transformation of genealogical and historical research into true stories about real people. Many of these fascinating stories are based on precious original records here at Louisiana State Archives. The cruel deportation of the Acadians by the English in 1755 is a most tragic chapter in American history. The author’s use of archival material enriches this interesting story and breathes life into multiple personages including historical figures from France, Acadia, Spain, Italy, England and the Colonies. The vivid depiction of Acadian courage and hope against all odds is an amazing read that honors all of our Cajun family histories. I highly recommend it.”

Warren A. Perrin, Louisiana author of ACADIAN REDEMPTION: From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen’s Royal Proclamation and The Petition against Queen Elizabeth II to redress the 18th century British wrongs against the Acadians, remarked, “After the passage of 256 years, the legacy of the Acadian deportation continues to define the Cajun people and although the Royal Proclamation acknowledges the British hand in this brutal act, La Grand Dérangement still remains largely unknown to the rest of the world. EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen adeptly weaves the lives of the French Neutrals, their Mi’Kmaq allies and their British adversaries into a bold and compelling historical adventure for young and old alike. A must read for everyone, Cajun or not.”

Yvon Cyr, Canadian-based Acadian genealogist and author of several online Acadian-Cajun blogs wrote, “Recognized as a passionate Acadian researcher for more than a quarter century, I have read a huge amount of books over the years but, not since Gone with the Wind has an historical novel swept me away! I so enjoyed the Acadian culture in EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen and have rated it as one of my top favorites on my Acadian Genealogy Homepage at www.acadian.org. Congratulations to the author for making this very special book available for all to read.”

The novel’s editor Jessica Kaye of Beverly Hills, California noted, “There is magic inside the covers of a good book. A magic book teaches. It inspires. It transforms. EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen is such a book. This masterful work by M. M. Le Blanc…shares stories which we can all recognize as constants of societies. We witness love, hardship, family, and friendship; the panoply of emotions, both noble and otherwise. You will come away from this book with…gratitude for the good writing which brings the past alive again so that we may be a part of it and benefit from the lessons it offers to us.”

This is the first and only novel on the Evangeline and Gabriel story and the Acadian Deportation written by an actual descendent of characters in the book. The author, M. M. Le Blanc, is the granddaughter of famous Louisiana politician the late Senator Dudley “Couzan Dud” Le Blanc, the “Father of the Cajun Renaissance Movement” and renowned Acadian historian who published three non-fiction books on the Acadian Deportation that provided the author with substantial research. EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen is her first novel.

The author is also an award-winning screenwriter and writer/producer/director of the award-winning documentary film Cajun Renaissance Man: Dudley J. Le Blanc, which has screened at film festivals around the world including Cannes, New York, Montreal and Chicago, and has been broadcast numerous times on television, including on LPB. She earned a Juris Doctorate from LSU Law School, M.B.A. from ULL and Bachelor of Science in International Marketing and Foreign Languages from LSU, where she was Vice President of the College of Business Administration and an LSU Tigers Golden Girl.

In addition to the story, EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen also includes photographs of rare historical artwork -- a 17th century map of Acadia and the Eastern Seaboard Colonies courtesy of the Louisiana Law Library at the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and Acadian paintings and engravings from the 1800’s courtesy of the Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton, Canada and the Acadian Museum of Erath.

Only a small number of this Limited Edition pre-publication version of EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen is for sale online at www.caeruleumpublishing.com. Free ground shipping within the contiguous 48 U.S. States is offered for online credit card orders through February 14, 2012, subject to book stock availability. Wholesale and library orders are also welcomed.

The synopsis of the novel is: Before Jamestown, the Pilgrims, or the American Colonies, came the settlement of Acadia by France in 1604. Grand Pré is an insulated world of beautiful trees, abundant harvests and affluent French residents at peace with their world and their allies the Mi’Kmaq First Nation. Star-crossed lovers Evangeline Le Blanc de Verdure and Gabriel Mius d’Entremont are to be married when two events change their lives forever -- a British officer is found dead but Evangeline must say nothing to protect her honor; and Gabriel and her father René, Royal Consul to French King Louis XV, are imprisoned for “treason” as resistance leaders.

Their idyllic life begins to disappear around them when in 1755, violating a peace treaty between England and France, British King George II issues an Edict to deport the Acadians forever by separating families and forcing them into animal cargo ships for destinations unknown. Evangeline’s innocence shattered, she must choose between life without her love or possible death by the British. Evangeline and Gabriel and their families are at risk in a political game of intrigue, murder and espionage against the glamour and adventure of 18th century Versailles and Acadia. Will their courage, faith and passion overcome threats to their very survival or will they find their paradise stolen?
One thing is certain -- EVANGELINE: Paradise Stolen is not your grandfather’s Evangeline. This novel belongs in everyone’s library, Cajun or not!

For additional information or a sample book for credentialed literary reviewers, contact:
Caeruleum Publishing * Call Toll-free:1.866.529.3529 * Email: [email protected]

 


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