Transport back to 18th-century Acadie through the compelling pages of Laura Frantz's latest novel, The Seamstress of Acadie. I recently had the privilege of speaking with Laura about the fascinating history and research behind this vivid work of historical fiction.
Our conversation provided an illuminating glimpse into the creative process behind the book. Laura revealed intriguing details about Acadien culture and traditions, which serve as the backdrop to an unlikely romance between seamstress Sylvie Galant and British officer William Blackburn. Despite their divisions, Sylvie and William's paths intertwine in profound ways.
Beyond the central love story, the narrative thoughtfully explores timeless themes of community, resilience, and human connection. Laura reflected on how these ideas took shape through her characters' choices and experiences. I found our discussion insightful, highlighting the relevance of past struggles to the present day.
For readers keen to be transported to a meticulously crafted historical setting, I highly recommend spending some time with my interview with Laura Frantz. Her passion shines through as she pulls back the curtain on the research and writing behind The Seamstress of Acadie. To learn more, click here.