Archive for French heritage literature

Waiting for Marie-Rose

Marie Rose Book CoverShare in her happiness, as Marie-Rose, a young lady from the village of Carenage is courted by Jean-Louis, a young man from the farming community of the northside, St. Thomas.

Feel her terror, as she endures a devastating hurricane. Enjoy the pageantry of her wedding.

Share her grief, as Marie-Rose suffers the death of both her parents.

Imagine the anxiety, as Marie-Rose’s children are missing.

All this and much more, tempered with humor, as Marie-Rose meets the “contraption.”

Waiting for Marie-Rose, a novelette, by Anne-Marie Danet.

The book is available locally at Forever Flowers in Frenchtown, St. Thomas and Encore Consignment Shop in Cruz Bay, St. John.

The Lame Shepherd Boy and Other Stories

lame-shepherd-boy-anne-marie-danetWell in advance of the upcoming holiday season, Anne-Marie Danet has released “The Lame Shepherd Boy and other Stories.” Each of the book’s 4 stories provides a warm and unique aspect of the miracle of Christmas. The book is available locally at Forever Flowers in Frenchtown, St. Thomas and Encore Consignment Shop in Cruz Bay, St. John.

“Christmas was always a special time of year in our home, when I was a child,” Danet says. Three of the stories are traditional in nature; the final entry, “A Red Wagon for Tommy,” is about a little boy of French heritage.

The Adventures of Jean-Pierre Mongoose, Cover Art

Cover art for The Adventures of Jean-Pierre Mongoose, SKU-000690838

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The Adventures of Jean-Pierre Mongoose

The story is about a young mongoose who is forced to leave his parental home and fend for himself. He finally settles in French-town near an overflowing garbage bin. He becomes intrigued with the habits of the human-people, especially someone the call Chris Muss.

One day, while trying to catch a rat, a man steps on his tail. That sends him flying and when he fell back to the ground he runs after the human-man intending to bite him. While doing that the the mongoose hears the guavaberry song and becomes obsessed with finding some guavaberries. Our little mongoose travels to Guavaberry Hill to work and earn some guavaberries.

I have chosen a few comments from my children’s book…

“Don’t worry Mr. Iguana. I am not trying to kill you. I am Jean-Pierre and I am a mongoose from Frenchtown. I came here to get some

Oh Yeah? Well I am Ignacious Iguana and I live here. You can drop the Mister, everyone calls me Iggy guana. What is a French-town anyway?” Iggy guanna wanted to know.

From another chapter.. At an engagement party..

Freddie Frog’s Orchestra pitched into a Mongoose Meringue and immediately the dancing area was crowded.

At intermission, there was a stage performance by a company of hermit crabs which the human-people call ‘soldier’ crabs.”