elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Spice It Up: Tumeric, Voyageurs by Keira Andrews

A young and sensitive Englishman arrive in late XVIII century Canada to take the charge of an isolated post. Actually at 26 years old Jack is not young considering the times, but he is a bit naïve, strange thing considering he is arriving from a previous experience with the East India Company. Jack is also homosexual, something he has long ago admitted, but he has also decided to not act according to it and to remain “chaste”. Something he has to rethink when he finds himself in the only company of Christian, and half-breed voyageur, i.e. the man who has to take Jack to his post in the northern territory of Canada.

Christian is not partial to Englishmen, weary of his own experience with his father, who simply abandoned Christian and his mother once it was time to go back to England. But Jack is different, and Christian soon assumes more the role of protector than servant. Truth be told, I don’t think Jack would survive even if he managed to reach the post: the life in this part of Canada, at that time, is way different from India, Jack has no servants, he is no above the caste; here it’s more important how strong you are more than how well-bred, and Jack is not really the outdoor type. Moreover, he is also a little stubborn, and yes, even snob.

There is no much time to tell us what will happen to these men, we have barely the time to start to know them and understand that Christian is the right man to take care of Jack, and that Jack, despite his middle-class upbringing, is not uptight and aloof, and he doesn’t care if Christian is half Native American. It’s more important that, with Christian, Jack can be who he wants to be, without prejudices.


Amazon Kindle: Voyageurs
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (February 17, 2010)

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Tags: author: keira andrews, genre: historical, length: novella, review, theme: multicultural, theme: virgins

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