The Left Behind Bride, Nova Scotia

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Maggie Conrad’s husband of ten days is sent overseas in WW1 and never comes home. A second suitor is lost at sea in Nova Scotia’s August Gale. Turning thirty, and on her own, she resolves to make a life for her herself and her younger brother, Ivan. More

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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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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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Tricia McGill reviewed on July 19, 2018

This is a charming story that takes you back so well to the 1920s, times when a woman was not expected to have a career. A time when a female was advised by the bank manager that she could not sign the loan agreement taken out by her recently deceased father who has left her in a sorry state. No, a woman’s place was taking care of her husband, home and family. But Maggie, an independent woman of 30 is not sure she really wants another husband or children, and is determined to make a life for herself and her young brother and to pay off the loan. To do this she must find employment, not an easy task. Maggie married young but after a mere three weeks, her husband was shipped out and later killed in France. She tries her hand at the canning factory and a stint of housekeeping, but her dear wish is to return to nursing. A dab hand at sewing she begins to gain a reputation as a dressmaker. Things begin to brighten when she takes in a lodger. John McInnis (JM), new to the neighbourhood, has taken on a teaching job at the local school, and seems to be every bit the kind of man she could easily settle down with. But, is JM the helpful, amiable lodger he appears to be at first. Boot legging is still rife while the prohibition laws still stand in Nova Scotia, and when she suspects he is a revenue agent and worse still he might suspect that her young brother has become involved in booze running, her dreams begin to shatter.
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