Brides of Banff Springs: Canadian Historical Brides

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In the Dirty Thirties jobs were hard to come by. Having lost her father and her home in southern Alberta, Tilly McCormack is thrilled when her application for a position as a chambermaid at the prestigious Banff Springs Hotel is accepted.. Tilly loves her new life in the Rocky Mountain town and the people she meets there. Including Ryan Blake, the guide who professes his love for her. More

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About Victoria Chatham

Being born in Bristol, England, Victoria Chatham grew up in an area rife with the elegance of Regency architecture. This, along with the novels of Georgette Heyer, engendered in her an abiding interest in the period with its style and manners and is one where she feels most at home.

Apart from her writing, Victoria is an avid reader of anything that catches her interest, but especially Regency romance. She also teaches introductory creative writing. Her love of horses gets her away from her computer to volunteer at Spruce Meadows, a world class equestrian centre near Calgary, Alberta, where she currently lives.

About the Series: Canadian Historical Brides
Each of the Canadian Historical Brides novels features a historical event in one of the ten provinces and three territories of Canada. The books, based on actual historical times, combine fact and fiction to show how the brides and grooms, all from diverse backgrounds, join in marriage to create new lives and build a great country. Written or co-authored by some of Books We Love's Best Selling Canadian and International authors.

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About the Series: Canadian Historical Brides
Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday, #Canada150, the Canadian Historical Brides series celebrates the men and women who braved the Canadian wilderness to carve new homes and new lives out of a beautiful and wild land. There will be 12 books in the series, one for every Province in Canada and 1 for each territory (with Northwest Territories and Inuvik combined in one volume), released over an 18 month period in 2017 and 2018.

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Review by: Diane Scott Lewis on Oct. 16, 2017 :
Tilly arrives from the dusty plains to beautiful Banff Springs in 1930's Alberta, Canada. She's devastated after the loss of her father and her home and has come to work as a chambermaid at the famous hotel. She meets handsome Ryan who immediately tells her he's going to marry her. Tilly is more circumspect. She struggles in her new job and new-found "freedom." Some of the rich guests are friendlier than she is comfortable with and the hotel even has a ghost bride. Will Tilly find happiness?
Ms. Chatham's writing is beautifully descriptive, but Ryan comes on too strong too quickly which is always a pet-peeve of mine with novels.
Tilly is a heroine to root for: a nice, naïve girl thrown into a foreign environment. Lovers of romance and those who are interested in this period of history, especially Canadian history, will enjoy this book
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
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