Joan was born and raised in the community of Bishopville just outside the Town of Hantsport in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Joan spent several years as a freelance writer and even had a column in The Hants Journal for years. She returned to writing and began writing a series of twelve books that she is very excited about. Eleven of these books are located in Annapolis Valley. She enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends including her grandson and is an avid reader in her spare time.
In this story, the Stewarts settle into the community and Merry gives birth to their child. It is not long after that many from Ireland start travelling over, while bringing typhus along with them. Follow them as they look for new land and a new home, having to leave much that they love behind again. Once more, Joan Newcomb shares her family tales passed down to her in book 2 of the series.