At the Fringes of Society: A Boston Family's Survival in 1900 Halifax, Nova Scotia

When a Boston society woman marries a two-faced scoundrel who threatens her life, she and her family must escape to Halifax, Nova Scotia and must make a new life for themselves. Accustomed to upper class society, they must survive although completely cut off from family in Boston. They face the First World War, the 1917 Halifax Explosion and the rigors of life in reduced circumstances. More

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About Evelyn Dreiling

Evelyn Cohoon Dreiling has recently retired from the Public Service where she worked at National Defence for 10 years. She has pursued a two-year program of Commercial Art at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec and Nursing at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Montreal. She has taught watercolour courses and enjoys doing watercolor images for her book covers and other sketches. She spent many years travelling and living in parts of Canada and the United States. She now makes her home in North Vancouver, BC, where she lives near her two adult children and her daughter-in-law. She always had a great love of books, and is particularly interested in Canadian history, which she attempts to portray through the lives of ordinary people and their stories; she is an avid researcher and will no doubt will be working on another historical fiction novel soon.

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