After her aunt's death, Métis woman Brigitte Marchal finds herself alone in Montreal. Uninterested in the convent and desperate to flee a loathsome suitor, she disguises herself as a young man to travel west by voyageurs' brigade in search of her long-absent, fur-trader father. But her inexperience and disguise don't hide her for long.
René Dufour yields to the unwelcome position of shielding Brigitte, but he cannot hide her identity forever. Keeping her safe while meeting his North West Company obligations and honoring his family promises may prove to be more disquieting to his heart than he imagined.
As Brigitte adjusts to the voyageur life on Lake Superior, she struggles to justify the faith she grew up in with the mysticism around her, but greater still is the conflict her heart must settle over who to trust in this rugged, unfamiliar country.
Mist O'er the Voyageur by Naomi Musch
A thrilling escapade into the cathedral forests of the great Northwest. The excellent writing makes you feel as though you're seated in the canoe with Rene and Brigitte, paddling upriver, fleeing Brigitte's dissipated suitor, filled with the hope of finding her voyageur father. Brigitte can be impossibly naive, and she and Rene might have you raving at the pages for their inability to recognize their feelings for each other (why does everyone put up with Rene's selfish younger brother for so long?), but in the end, we get the HEA we desire. Naomi Musch is an author to watch.
Mist O'er the Voyageur
Posted by Ann Schrock on Oct 29th 2019
Really enjoyed this. Unique time period and setting and an exiting plot with lots of twists and turns. At several points I thought "Did she really do that?" Also liked how the relationship developed between Brigitte and Rene,and how both tried to do the right thing and honor God. I really like a book that helps me feel like I am there, and this is one of them.