Constance Monies is a freelance journalist and teacher, and a direct descendant of two of the original Acadian families to settle in Louisiana. Her love for the culture of her Cajun ancestors is reflected in her feature articles and stories that have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the Deep South. Constance and her husband, Phil live in Lafayette – The Heart of Cajun Country.
What is the real story of the Cajuns? This goes beyond the stereotypes given the Cajuns by today’s media, & tells the true story of a Cajun family in Lafayette, LA, at the turn of the 19th century. Through the eyes of Eliza Landry, you will see what it was like to live on a fine plantation in the late 1800s, & raise a family of seventeen children during two World Wars.