The historical novel 1700 spans the epic adventure of the French and Indian Wars from 1690 to 1759. Giorgiana Bienvegnu is a Frenchman of Italian descent living in Montreal. He pushes for war against the English and hopes for sovereignty over all North America. His story continues until the peace directly prior to Queen Anne’s War.
Leslie Esperier is an English officer in New York. In his time, New York is growing into a city and great port. His story takes readers to the colonies from the death of Queen Anne up until the ascent of George I and George II in 1728. Next, meet Henri Bienvegnu, son of Giorgiana. Henri is a French officer, and his story continues until 1758.
Finally, in 1759, readers return to Leslie’s tale. He’s now a brigadier general and commands the Royal American element of the British Army, concluding with Wolfe’s campaign. Readers will be shocked to learn of the close relationship between Native Americans and both the French and British while being enlightened by governance in Canada, the fur trade, and the relevance of northern lakes and rivers during this so crucial time in history.