The Strong Within Us

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A struggle. A war. The past. Hold on for an emotional ride to the past.

A gripping masterpiece that will break you down, tear your heartstrings apart and lift you back up with tears of joy. Open your bookshelf to The Olason Chronicles. You'll be glad you did. More
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About J. A. Boulet

J. A. Boulet is the passionate author of The Olason Chronicles, a historical saga of immigration, love and perseverance. The Strong Amongst Us Book 1 was released on Amazon in April 2020 during the pandemic. She was born and raised in Western Canada as a first generation Canadian from European descent. Her parents landed in St. John’s, NFLD as refugees in 1956, a direct result of the Hungarian Revolution. J. A. Boulet was born many years later, raised in a strong Hungarian culture and proudly calls Canada home to this day. She started writing poetry at the age of five and progressed to short stories and novels. She has a keen interest in history, healing, family bonds and embracing the unknown. J. A Boulet writes with a spine-tingling realism like none other, grabbing your emotions and refusing to let go. The Strong Within Us Book 2 was released in the same year on November 11, 2020. Ms. Boulet then completed Book 3 The Wars Between Us (2021) and the final book in the series The Origins (2022). She is working on another 4-book series and a standalone book.

J. A. Boulet currently lives in Canada with her two teenaged sons and a crested gecko named Mossio. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Reddit.

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About the Series: The Olason Chronicles
It all starts on a windy day in October 1875 when a boat load of Icelandic settlers crash land on a beach called Willow Point.
What happens next carries Nathan and his ancestors on a journey of love, hardship, a dangerous epidemic and global confilcts.

Follow in the footsteps of heroes

Be vulnerable

Would you survive?

Also in Series: The Olason Chronicles

Reviews of The Strong Within Us by J. A. Boulet

Nancy Allen reviewed on July 1, 2021

The Strong Within Us is the second book in The Olason Chronicles and just like the first book The Strong Amongst Us I fell deep and hard for all the characters. Just like with the first book once I opened The Strong Within Us I was lost from that first page as Nathan Olason’s story continued with his daughter Annabella and her family.

The Strong Within Us beings with Ivan when he first met Annabella and fell in love with the most beautiful woman he had ever met. The Strong Within Us continues on to tell about all of Annabella’s children and when they were born but the story mostly belongs to Nathan Olason and his grandson Mike, Annabella’s firstborn.

The Strong Within Us spans through many years as Mike grows into a fine young man and joins the Great War. When Mike announces that he is going to join the war it scares Nathan so bad that it takes him way back in the past to a place he never thought he would visit again reliving a very rough patch in his life and to the time when he lost his wife Anwa, Annabella’s mother to smallpox.

Mike spent a lot of time with his grandfather, Nathan over the years learning so much from him and picking up a lot of his ways. Nathan loved spending time with his grandson just as he had with his daughter when she was growing. He loved teaching them things about how to fish and live off the land just as his wife Anwa had taught him all those years ago when he first came to Canada from Iceland.

The Strong Within Us is a very heartwarming story that touched me deeply on more than one level. It reminded me of a Daniel Steel novel. The Strong Within Us is a family saga stretching over many, many years of love, grief, sadness, happiness, joy, and heartache, with so many more feelings. The Strong Within Us is filled with a lifetime of feelings.

The Olason Chronicles is a story that will stay with me for a very long time. I will carry all the characters tucked away inside my heart for a long time where they will pop up in my head from time to time as I ponder on what they are up to now and where their lives have taken them. The feelings that The Strong Amongst Us and The Strong Within Us left in me will be there for a long time as well. I can’t wait to see where all these lovely characters take us next on their journeys through the years.
(reviewed 71 days after purchase)

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