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The Lily and the Cross A Tale of Acadia   By: (1833-1880)

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In "The Lily and the Cross: A Tale of Acadia" by James De Mille, readers are transported to the vibrant world of 17th century Acadia, where a captivating and heartbreaking story unfolds. Set against the backdrop of the struggle between empires and cultures, this historical novel weaves together romance, adventure, and the complexities of colonial life.

De Mille masterfully brings the characters alive on the pages, making them feel realistic and relatable. The protagonist, Charles Montour, a young Frenchman torn between his loyalty to his homeland and his love for an Englishwoman, provides a compelling lens through which to explore the cultural and political tensions of the time. His internal conflicts and moral dilemmas are beautifully depicted, offering readers a rich and intricate portrayal of a complex character.

The author's vivid descriptions paint a vivid picture of Acadia, from the vibrant landscapes to the bustling colonial settlements. De Mille's attention to detail transports the reader into the heart of the action, immersing them in the sights, sounds, and struggles of the era. Whether it be the clash of European empires, the hardships faced by the Acadian people, or the resilience of those fighting for love and freedom, every aspect of the story is meticulously crafted.

The Lily and the Cross not only captures the historical events of Acadia, but also explores the intricate bonds between its inhabitants. Through the various relationships depicted in the novel, De Mille delves into themes of love, loyalty, and sacrifice. The romance between Charles and his English love interest adds an enchanting layer of tenderness to the narrative, while the friendships and alliances formed by the characters showcase the power of human connection in the face of adversity.

While the novel meanders at times, with some lengthy passages that could have been condensed, the pacing generally keeps readers engaged and curious to uncover what lies ahead. The plot twists and turns keep the story gripping, and the final resolution leaves readers yearning for more.

"The Lily and the Cross: A Tale of Acadia" is a captivating historical novel that transports readers to a tumultuous era of conflicting loyalties and cultural clashes. De Mille's superb storytelling, rich descriptions, and well-developed characters make this book a memorable journey into the heart of Acadia's past.

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[Illustration: A Meeting In Mid Ocean.]

The

LILY AND THE CROSS.

A Tale of Acadia.

By

PROF. JAMES DE MILLE,

Author Of "the Dodge Club," "Cord And Creese," "the B. O. W. C. Stories," "the Young Dodge Club," Etc

ILLUSTRATED.

BOSTON: LEE AND SHEPARD, PUBLISHERS.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, By LEE AND SHEPARD, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. A Voice Out Of The Deep

CHAPTER II. A Meeting In Mid Ocean

CHAPTER III. New Friends

CHAPTER IV. Mimi And Margot

CHAPTER V. A Strange Revelation

CHAPTER VI. A French Frigate

CHAPTER VII. Caught In A Trap

CHAPTER VIII. Under Arrest

CHAPTER IX. Grand Pre

CHAPTER X. Alone In The World

CHAPTER XI. A Friend In Need

CHAPTER XII. The Parson Among The Philistines

CHAPTER XIII. A Stroke For Liberty

CHAPTER XIV. Manoeuvres Of Zac

CHAPTER XV. Flight

CHAPTER XVI. Reunion

CHAPTER XVII. Among Friends

CHAPTER XVIII. Louisbourg

CHAPTER XIX. The Captive And The Captors

CHAPTER XX. Examinations

CHAPTER XXI. A Ray Of Light

CHAPTER XXII. Escape

CHAPTER XXIII. Pursuit

CHAPTER XXIV. Zac And Margot

CHAPTER XXV. The Court Martial

CHAPTER XXVI. News From Home

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