Denise Duncan

Biography

Denise Duncan (née Dalcourt) is proud to finally present her first novel: a historical, inspirational romance. This book is near and dear to her heart given it highlights the glory days of the Huron tribe.

After teaching 15+ years in the Niagara peninsula, she now lives in London, Ontario where she is near her two precious grand-children. Her three sons live dispersed on the continent: Victoria, BC and Washington state as well as London, Ontario. She has a number of books in the making which she hopes to publish as well.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story takes place in mid-1600 when the Huron natives lived in South Western Ontario. Their very existence is threatened by the neighbouring Iroquois tribe dwelling in New York. The discovery and adoption of two youth capsized by the shore of the Niagara River change everything for the chief's son and his entire tribe.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Niagara Peninsula in a French Catholic home. My interest in native history was peaked in grade 5; it was part of the curriculum. Children have a strong sense of justice and I was deeply moved by their unfair treatment. I was determined to help them somehow. This book is my opportunity to do so. I explain in the preface how this moving story came to me.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Women of Faith and Men of Honor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,730. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
The year is 1649, after a tragic canoe accident, Rebekah and Joshua are found unconscious by a small Huron hunting party who bring them to their village. The two French children of missionaries must try to adapt to a totally new culture in spite of the grief of losing their parents.1649 is a year of great upheaval for the Huron tribes west of the Great Falls. The elders realize escape is survival.

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