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Fiction » Historical » Canada
Canada's Coming of Age: John and Ellen Tracey by Evelyn Dreiling
Series: The Tracey Irish Family. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,460. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Raised by a family of Irish immigrants to Lower Canada, John and Ellen are the first Canadian-born Traceys. They struggle to make their way in a world dominated by the powerful Scottish immigrants in Montreal, and the well-established French Canadians whose numbers overwhelm other immigrants. Their life experiences reflect the unique spirit of the Irish which is at times comical.
West to the Bay by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,460. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Books We Love Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
In 1750, Thomas Gunn, along with three friends, join the Hudson's Bay Company and sail from Stromness on the Orkney Islands of northern Scotland to York Factory fort on Hudson's Bay. They believe they are starting a new and exciting life in what is called Rupert's Land, but tragedy follows them, striking for the first time on the ship. At the fort Thomas finds his older brother, Edward...
Unholy Alliance by Don Gutteridge
Series: A Marc Edwards Mystery, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A locked mansion mystery set near Toronto in 1839 where the fate of Canada depends on finding the killer. Marc and Robert Baldwin, working for responsible government, are secretly meeting with with Quebec leaders. But a murder interferes and all are suspects. Marc and Cobb have three days to solve it before political enemies of democracy learn their plans and sink their progress.
Sailing Uncharted Waters by Nan Creaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,260. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by Catherine A. MacKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Historical » Canada
Nan Virginia Colwell was born and lived her growing up years during the 30s, 40s and 50s in a small town in northern New Brunswick, Canada. Those were difficult years for a young girl, living in conflict with race and religion, poverty, and issues dealing with the growth of a sleeping giant suddenly awakening from a devastating war that changed morals, faith and too much money too soon.
Discovered Courage by Tom Van Walleghem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,970. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Tom and his friends never knew just how cruel Jimmy Barnes, the class bully, could be until he targets Tom’s favorite teacher, a First World War veteran. Trying to come to grips with what they witnessed causes Tom to explore his own family’s connection to World War One. But what Tom discovers is as shocking to him as Jimmy’s prank.
Desperate Acts by Don Gutteridge
Series: A Marc Edwards Mystery, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,230. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Canada
In Toronto’s rough days of 1839, several elite citizens harbor dark secrets, offering rich compost for a sleazy blackmailer. Caught in the muck is the gallant young Brodie Langford who is desperate to protect his sweetheart from disgrace. When Brodie is arrested for the extortionist’s murder, Marc Edwards, now a barrister, struggles to save him from the gallows and to reunite the couple.
Woods Runner, Massacre at Schenectady by Rejean Giguere
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,720. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015 by Huron Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Historical » USA
A fast paced, vivid fictionalized depiction of a little-known historical event that tied together the sometimes violent history of Canada and the United States.
The Bishop's Pawn by Don Gutteridge
Series: A Marc Edwards Mystery, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,460. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Lurid gossip trails Dick Dougherty in his flight from New York to Toronto in 1838. But calumny mixes with politics, and a fiery sermon by Bishop John Strachan incites his murder. Dick is found dead with a note on his back bearing one word “Sodomite.” Marc Edwards, Dick’s dear friend, travels to New York to investigate. Even he is shocked by the depravity he uncovers.
Seven Fires by George Will
Price: Free! Words: 88,840. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Seven Fires is a novel that combines elements of Anisinabe (Ojibwe) sorcery, with high tech espionage and historical injustice - with a few days of fishing thrown in.
Allies: The Rivers by Wolf Riedel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,120. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Historical » Canada
Two special forces officers, one American the other Canadian, are dispatched to Afghanistan to investigate the circumstances of a fatal night firefight between elements of the British Army, the Taliban and rogue Afghan National Police near the town of Sangin. Their investigation takes them from a series of battles and corruption on the shores of Afghan rivers to those of the Potomac.
The Canadian Civil War: Volume 5 - Carbines and Calumets by William Wresch
Series: The Canadian Civil War. Price: Free! Words: 78,710. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
In this final book of the series, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Colorado secede from Canada and fighting begins. Shawn travels to New Orleans to learn more about the rebellion and is nearly killed as he investigates involvement by an American company seeking to profit from the war. Final efforts at peace are made as people choose between carbines and calumets.
The Missing Heir Murders by Sharon Rowse
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,940. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014 by Three Cedars Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Canada
In THE MISSING HEIR MURDERS, John Lansdowne Granville is hired to find a missing Remittance Man, an Earl’s heir, who hasn’t been seen in months. He can’t trust his client. He can’t trust the facts he’s been given. Digging deeper, Granville uncovers a conspiracy to kill the missing man. And then the shooting starts. Racing to save young Rupert Weston puts Granville’s honor and his very life at s
In a Time of Magic by Arnold W. Porter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,110. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Historical » Canada
In a Time of Magic is a tale of wildness, transformation and sexuality. On tranquil Vasquez island, Ryan and Selene struggle to meet the challenges of returning to the land, opening to love, experimenting with sexuality, and learning from ancient spiritual traditions. This story will speak to anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like if they didn’t have to follow the rules.
The Canadian Civil War: Volume 4 - Mississippi Beast by William Wresch
Series: The Canadian Civil War. Price: Free! Words: 83,670. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
In this fourth volume, unknown attackers begin launching assaults in Green Bay and nearly kill Claude Jolliet. But the biggest problems arise from a flood on the Mississippi that inundates the primary shipping and supply center of Canada. Elise and Shawn have 14 days to get systems there running again before the economy of the country collapses.
L'homme Theroux by Carlos Cunha
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,930. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
When a trade negotiation at the Theroux family trading post turns deadly, young Thomas is forced into a role for which he is not ready. With the help of his uncle, the Métis youngster must venture through the frontier wilderness of the Saskatchewan territory to the only slightly more civilized Cumberland House to complete his father’s work and return home to take his place as head of the family.
Come What May by Sherryl Caulfield
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,960. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Canada
Come What May, Book 2 of The Iceberg Trilogy, continues the story of the Daltons through their daughter, Gene. In 1951, seventeen-year old Gene travels north into the Canadian wilderness. There, she meets Sonny Marlow, a pilot not long returned from Europe. Drawn together by love but kept apart by fear, theirs is a tumultuous relationship that is as unpredictable as the woman Gene becomes.
Magdalena's Song by Pat Mattaini Mestern
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,130. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 16, 2014 by Canterbury House Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The story of a village suddenly wakened from years of apathy and restraint. 1947, a year of transition, the war is over, the world has changed, people are restless, relationships are strained. Men have returned from the war physically and mentally exhausted. During thirteen days in the autumn of 1947, a mysterious Count proves there is common sense, integrity, and harmony in the midst of chaos.
Running: The Alex Decoteau Story by Charlotte Cameron
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 and running warrior. 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, in 1917, while running a message at the Battle of Passchendaele. He was only 29.
The Canadian Civil War: Volume 3 - West to the Wall by William Wresch
Series: The Canadian Civil War, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 83,760. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier(5.00 from 1 review)
This third book in the series mixes accounts of early explorations in west and attempts to reach the Pacific through the “Wall” of Rocky Mountains, with an ongoing description of the breakdown of Canada into northern and southern sections.
The Battle of Paardeberg: Lord Roberts' Gambit by Martin Marais
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,770. 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?