A House for Eliza
Oscar Daigle is the owner of a large plantation that depends on freed slaves to run the farm. Eliza Landry lived the comfortable life of an upper, middle class Acadian family. Her mother kept her children apart from freed slaves, who she deems are not suitable. Eliza meets the workers and soon realizes she could never hold herself “apart” from them. Her strong will makes her more determined to prove her mother wrong. This fascinating novel goes beyond the stereotypes given the Cajuns by today’s media, and tells the true story of a Cajun family in Lafayette, Louisiana at the turn of the 19th century. You will see what it was like to live on a fine plantation in the late 1800s, and raise a family of seventeen children during two World Wars and the Great Depression. It was at this time that love of God and faith in one another formed the fabric of the Cajun culture that is alive today, despite all the trials and tribulations of the rest of the world.
240 pages, 6×9 paperback, $15.95 retail