"I finished reading your book [Cajun By Any Other Name] today and I truly enjoyed it. I found out that we are related through the Gautrot and Marguerite would be an aunt.
"History is fascinating and the snap shots of that period you describe in your book of Louisiana and Maryland were very interesting and fascinating. Life was hard and the Acadians persisted to carve a place in History. Tu rends hommage à nos ancêtres!
"...From my understanding the US is a melting pot of all nationalities and one official language. In Canada its easier for people to maintain their language and custom. Today's generation in Canada are intermarrying a lot and the melting pot effect may be on its way.
"Your message at the end of the book speaks to me wholeheartedly.
"To dance to the music of our genes is sweet harmony and peace. The sword of division is put away only to help us unite and listen. A forest is filled with biodiversity, the tops of the trees touches the sky, the roots of trees intertwine and support. If we listen closely we can hear the voice of Mother Earth telling the story of our Indian Ancestors and all others who walked it and changed its face. Thank you Marie for your passion and sharing it. You are an inspiration."
Paul Allaire (Ontario, CA)