Danny B. Butler’s New Romance Novel Explores 17th Century Arranged Marriages

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A young woman crosses an ocean for love and justice

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It is different because of the unique combination of a compelling love story, a rich expose of what constitutes abuse and the fascinating and unusual historical and cultural setting of early New France

In the new historical romance novel “Madeleine, Daughter of the King: Traumas of a Contract Bride” (published by iUniverse), author Danny B. Butler crafts a compelling story of love, loss and a lifetime’s adventure.

“Madeleine, Daughter of the King” relates the story of the inspiring courage of a 15-year-old as she deals with the murder of her father, her consequent displacement to New France and the extreme traumas of her life as a contract bride married to an abusive husband. It is a tale set against the wild panorama of early Quebec and chronicles her efforts to overcome the threat of her father’s killer when he ends up living on her husband’s farm. It is also, at the same time, the love story of her quest to find the comforting love of her sweetheart in Paris.    

Butler has taken pains to make his novel stand out from the other historical novels on the market. “It is different because of the unique combination of a compelling love story, a rich expose of what constitutes abuse,” he says, “and the fascinating and unusual historical and cultural setting of early New France.”

“Madeleine, Daughter of the King”
By Danny B. Butler
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781475912586
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781475912562
E-Book | 324 pages | ISBN 9781475912579
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
For 35 years, Danny B. Butler made his living as a high school music teacher and member of both the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Pro Coro Canada, a professional chamber choir. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Alberta and a master’s degree in musicology from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Jan, eight children and 20 grandchildren live in Alberta, Canada.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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