Madeleine de Verchere’s story is based on a true account of colonial French Canada of the 1690’s. Harassed by Iroquois, the Verchere family’s fort (seigneury) must keep a continual guard. 14-year-old Madeleine is left alone with two younger brothers and few others when the Indians attack. We follow the brave and determined stratagems of Madeleine and her small circle. Madeleine’s youthful but determined leadership will win the reader’s admiration.
This is an exciting historical novel, set in 17th century New France, featuring Madeleine de Vercheres a teenage girl who takes up arms in defense of family, country, and faith against the Iroquois.
First published in 1946, this is a new, slightly revised copy.