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A Place to Call Home By Gabriele Wills,

  • Title: A Place to Call Home
  • Author: Gabriele Wills
  • ISBN: 9780973278002
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in the turbulent, formative years of Ontario, this compelling saga spans five decades and two generations Barely surviving a disastrous journey on a cholera ridden immigrant ship, Rowena O Shaughnessy and her family settle in the primitive backwoods of Upper Canada in 1832 Her complex relationship with the wealthy and powerful Launston family leads to tragedy, and evSet in the turbulent, formative years of Ontario, this compelling saga spans five decades and two generations Barely surviving a disastrous journey on a cholera ridden immigrant ship, Rowena O Shaughnessy and her family settle in the primitive backwoods of Upper Canada in 1832 Her complex relationship with the wealthy and powerful Launston family leads to tragedy, and eventually to redemption Their lives are played out against a rich tapestry of events devastating plagues, doomed rebellions, mob uprisings, religious conflict, and political unrest This is a tale of passionate people and stormy relationships, of unrequited and illicit love, of betrayals and revenge It is a story of courage, and the undaunted human spirit that manages to survive and surmount appalling conditions and tragedies It is a celebration of the achievements of the remarkable pioneers who carved thriving communities out of an inhospitable wilderness A Place to Call Home is a novel about Canada, and its less civilized pioneer past An exceptionally well told story A Place To Call Home offers a delightful glimpse into Canada s past, told through characters who come to life and jump off the page Writer s Digest Magazine
    A Place to Call Home Set in the turbulent formative years of Ontario this compelling saga spans five decades and two generations Barely surviving a disastrous journey on a cholera ridden immigrant ship Rowena O Shaughn

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    1. I was so glad to find this book back in print and it didn t disappoint It bears the trademark extensive research of Gabriele s books The amount of detail is wonderful, which only adds to the story of this Irish immigrant family and makes you feel a part of the scene The fact that the story takes place in the Lindsay area actually in Lindsay, although the name of the town in the book is, of course, Launston Mills is of particular interest to those living in this area It was interesting to note th [...]

    2. I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its vivid characters and impressive setting It was exciting to accompany Rowena and her family through half a century of living, loving and struggling to find and establish a place to call home in Canada There are lots of books about people leaving Europe to find better opportunities in the new world, but rather few featuring the adventurous lives of Canadian pioneers This one tells a gripping story, which was hard to put down once I d started reading, because [...]

    3. A place to call home turns out to be Launston Mills in Canada An Irish immigrant family lives through deaths at sea and comes to work in the lumber mills that are helping Canada grow in the early 1830 s The story of their lives is told richly and lovingly Rowena falls in love with the youngest son of the Launston family and her love is returned Their social status is so far apart but they find a way to wed This never comes into being as tragedy strikes and is the bane of the rest of their lives [...]

    4. Great Book, gives great in depth information of what life was like for my husbands ancestors who came to Victoria County, Ops Township from Ireland.

    5. Read in book Club October 19 at Nancy s Very interesting when reading about the Toronto Exhibition It must be very interesting to those who grew up in Toronto to read about what the city was like so many years ago I did feel I was reading a gloried Harlequin Romance Once got the essence of what was to happen between people It as almost as if I knew the whole story before hand.It was a fair read for me.

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