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Godfrey: Book Two
Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
In this second book of the Godfrey series, twenty-one year old Godfrey Leduc must endure the many trials and tribulations of starting life in a new land. Learning English. Getting to know the members of the community. Surviving the harsh winters. A poignant and heartfelt, semi-biographical work, Godfrey: Book Two allows readers to experience early Canadian farm life first hand.
Godfrey: Book Three
Price: Free! Words: 17,300. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
1925. It's the height of the twenties and Godfrey Leduc's small farm is prospering. Trouble brews though in the form of Joe Campbell, the town drunk, and a blizzard that catches Godfrey by surprise. Ripe with the humdrum of small town life - gossip, church, Sunday dinners, and talk at the barbershop - Godfrey: Book Three is an entertaining read from start to finish.
Temptation
Price: Free! Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Etienne, Sieur de Berignac, and his young cousin and protégé Pierre, have tools, kettles and blankets to trade. It is the guns that are the most sought-after. A little brandy and some diplomacy will take them a long ways, but as Pierre discovers, the language barrier is a killer. A short story of Canada’s colourful and romantic past.
CUSHING, a Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This novel, based on actual events, follows the lives of James and Annabelle Wallace and their four daughters. Their triumphs and tragedies are interwoven with the town of Cushing, Quebec itself, and are set against the backdrop of a momentous period in Canadian history, 1850-1934.
The Lost Mine Murders
Series: The Klondike Era Mysteries, Book Two. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,010. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 by Three Cedars Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Canada
An unscrupulous prospector promises John Granville a fortune to find a gold mine that legend says is protected by more than secrecy. Torn between his pledge to find a missing child and his vow to redeem his late client’s promises, Granville finds himself targeted by murderous claim jumpers who want the mine—if it exists—for their own greedy purposes.
The Amazing Adventures of Cholly Blake
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 109,150. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
(5.00 from 1 review)
A newspaper’s grossly overblown account of a Great Lakes ‘sinking’ dramatically changes a humble sailor’s life in 1879 -- and turns him into a Canadian hero. The fantastical exploits of Cholly Blake include piracy, duels, treasure-hunting, a thrilling raft voyage, terror in a runaway balloon, visits to a vile “sweating den” -- and they nearly trigger an accidental "war" with the United States.
Running: The Alex Decoteau Story
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,540. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by FICTIVE PRESS. Categories: Plays » Canadian, Fiction » Historical » Canada
Inspired by the life of Alex Decoteau, this moving one-act play tells the tale of a Cree hero. Canada's first aboriginal policeman (in Edmonton, Alberta, 1911), a champion runner and popular figure, Decoteau raced for Canada at the 1912 Olympics, fought for Canada in World War I and was killed, at 29, in the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. Appropriate for Grades 5 and up.
The Soldier's Mirror
Price: Free! Words: 66,440. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
A story of friendships forged in a time of crisis; of honour, and integrity. Set against the backdrop of the D-Day invasion of France, an old man’s dying confession reveals an intriguing tale of theft, unflagging loyalty, murder and soul-searching redemption. The unveiling of this family secret sparks a compelling quest as a dutiful son endeavors to complete his father’s final wish.
Bytown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,050. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Historical » General
Seventeen year old ROB MACLEAN lives on a farm on the Ottawa River in the 1830's. He dreams of going west with JUDITH MORGAN, daughter of local timber baron,SAM MORGAN. Their fathers are enemies. The violence of Bytown, the Shiner gang, BIG JOE MUFFERAW’s epic bareknuckle match with the Royal Navy champion and Colonel JOHN BY's Rideau Canal project background the young people's struggle.
Anne of Green Gables - The Official Movie Adaptation
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Davenport Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
The little redheaded girl with the big imagination - and an even bigger heart - arrives in sedate Avonlea and the misadventures begin!
The Blue Dress
Price: Free! Words: 35,100. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Canada
A series of three short stories introducing Rebecca, a Canadian teenager, living in Montreal in the 1940s. In the title short story, Rebecca receives a second-hand blue dress as a gift. When she is forced to give up her hand-made needlepoint pillow in return, she finds a way to exact a fitting revenge for the adults’ betrayal. The stories are a prequel to the novel Echo from Mount Royal.
Kicker's Journey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 157,000. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Historical » Canada
In 1899, Kicker works as a hostler and farrier at Grindleshire Academy for Young Ladies. When Kicker falls in love with teacher Madelyn, it radically alters the course of her tranquil life.
What Lies Behind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,960. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(2.00 from 1 review)
Behind the clouds of dementia, Lillian holds memories of a life that her granddaughter Lisa could never imagine. Lillian kept her extraordinary life a secret, retreating into a lonely, bitter existence. Curious about her grandmother's mysterious past, Lisa unearths a long-buried secret that may finally bring the truth to light.
Lily's Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 287,940. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Canada
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lily’s Story tells the tale of a remarkable pioneer woman, born in the backwoods of Ontario in 1840. Lily’s struggle to survive and grow and discover her place in the scheme of things is complicated by the travail of frontier living, and the impact of historical events themselves. Lily’s Story is part history and part fable, with historical personages and a bizarre gallery of local characters.
Alien Corn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,490. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Canada
Emigrating at 40 from Urban Scotland to the Canadian Prairies in 1978, with a wife, four kids and a dream, brought the challenges of the New World. A sequel to `Strathalmond`.
The Battle of Paardeberg: Lord Roberts' Gambit
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,820. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Canada
In the first months of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) the British suffered a series of catastrophic defeats. In response the British initiated an audacious manoeuvre to outflank the Boer army which sat astride the route to the besieged town of Kimberley. The move culminated in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war, the Battle of Paardeberg. Would it be the British or the Boers who prevailed?
The Big Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,960. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Canada
(4.00 from 1 review)
Samantha Wilder can smell a story and she’s determined to sniff out one that will make her a star reporter. Thousands of dollars in Yukon gold dust are passing through the trusted hands of the North West Mounted Police. Surely they aren’t all as honest as their reputation, she surmises, and sets out on a journey that will bring her acclaim, just not the variety she envisioned.
CASE 666 - Travesty of Justice
Price: $6.66 USD. Words: 50,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Of 58 women condemned to death since Confederation, only 11 were executed. Only one of those hanged, Elizabeth Workman, received a recommendation of clemency from the jury involved. Unanswered to this date is the question of why Elizabeth Workman remains as the sole exception to the acceptance of the recommendation for mercy in the case of women sentenced to execution here in Canada.
The Golden Witch of Mahone Bay
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,100. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Eleanor Merryweather, an immortal witch, is drawn to an isolated island in coastal Nova Scotia. Troubled by events in her past, she becomes obsessed with Oak Island, its hidden treasure and the many mysterious, dark secrets concealed there.
Mentioned In Dispatches
Series: Third Battalion Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 59,940. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
The sequel to BOMBPROOF and the second in the Third Battalion Trilogy.