A World of His Own: In the Land of the Creoles

General Fiction

By Arlette Gaffrey

Publisher : Outskirts Press

ABOUT Arlette Gaffrey

Arlette Gaffrey
For those of you who would like to know something about me, I was born and raised in New Orleans. I am a French and Spanish CreolĂ©. My family settled in New Orleans in 1834. When I was eighteen, I began modeling and I loved it. It was shortly after World War II and it was time for beau More...


Andre de Javon escaped the French Revolution as a child. Now as an adult, he arrives in New Orleans determined to make a new life for himself. In due time he becomes one of the wealthiest plantation owners in the Territory. He is helped by his mentor Jean-Claude Charlevoix, whose young daughter Julie falls in love with Andre, and hopes he will wait for her to grow up and marry her. But, Andre marries Gabrielle Ste. Claire who turns his life into a nightmare. Gabrielle dies leaving Andre with her illegitimate son. As Julie grows up Andre realizes how much he loves her, and wants to marry her. But will Julie still have him, a man who is eleven years her senior with an illegitimate child? The pirate Jean Lafitte and General Andrew Jackson are but some of the colorful characters woven throughout the story.