A collection of four novels includes When Calls the Heart, When Comes the Spring, When Breaks the Dawn, and When Hope Springs New and portrays hardships and joys of life and love on the Canadian prairie.
Brian ist zwölf Jahre alt und seine Eltern sind geschieden. Er sitzt in einem kleinen Flugzeug und weiß nicht, ob er sich auf den Sommer bei seinem Vater freuen soll. Plötzlich erleidet der Pilot einen Herzinfarkt und stirbt, Brian ist allein am Himmel, vor sich Instrumente, mit denen er nicht umgehen kann, im Herzen die Gewissheit des Todes. Und dann kommt der Absturz. Doch Brian überlebt und es beginnt eine wahre Robinsonade. Er "erfindet" das Feuer neu, den Bau eines Unterschlupfs, er fertig Pfeil und Bogen ...
Author: Andrew R. Graybill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2013-10-07
Describes the mixed marriage of a nineteenth century Montana fur trader and his Piegan Blackfeet bride and the prejudice experienced by their children and grandchildren who ultimately fought their blood kin at Wounded Knee.
Each novel in Ruth Glover's Saskatchewan Saga is filled with enchanting characters, surprising plots, and fascinating historical detail. Set in the late 1800s, the stories introduce Scottish and English emigrants who bravely journey to the wild Canadian frontier. In Journey to Bliss, Glover's third book in the saga, Tierney Caulder loses Robbie Dunbar, the man she loves, when he leaves Scotland for Canada. When Anne Fraser, her best friend, is attacked by a man her family will not fight against, the two girls share their fear of a hopeless future. That is, until the British Women's Emigration Society makes them an offer they can't refuse--freedom and independence working as domestics in the wilds of Canada. On their trip across the sea, the two young women meet the frail Pearly Chapel, whose faith in God makes her a tower of strength in uncertain times. But will Pearly's prayers be enough to keep them safe? What will happen in their new homes? Will Tierney and Robbie ever be together again?
All good things must come to an end, and Ruth Glover's irresistible fiction series will be wrapped up in Backroads to Bliss. This final portion of romance, humor, and historical storytelling will charm fans of the series, which details the adventures of Saskatchewan's unflagging settlers. In Backroads to Bliss, Glover once again infuses her characters with the exhilaration, pride, and grit that typified those who settled Canada's untamed bush country. She begins in England with Allison Middleton, a spoiled daughter of the aristocracy. When Allison makes the grave error of embarrassing her snooty father, she is banished to the far reaches of the Empire: the wilds of Canada. Allison's long trek from pampered society girl to penniless immigrant is as moving as it is entertaining. With warmth and spirit, Glover shows how anyone who asks for redemption can find it in God's waiting arms.
In Bittersweet Bliss, Ruth Glover acquaints readers with two mesmerizing characters and the high emotional stakes on their journeys to find peace and joy. To her fellow townsfolk, Ellie Bonney seems to lead a contented and productive life, keeping house for her father. She is a devoted daughter, loyal friend, and-for the last nine years-steady companion to her patient suitor, Tom. But beneath the surface, Ellie's spirit seethes with an unresolved memory, a secret she wrestles with day and night. Schoolteacher Birdie Wharton has secrets of her own, having fled to the bush from a painful past. In truth, the eserved Birdie longs for love, but who would know this? When a secret admirer begins to send her letters, intrigue sparks Birdie's predictable life. Glover's popular Saskatchewan Saga introduces fiction fans to a warmly-wrought cast of hardy pioneers in the wild parklands of Canada. With her gift for concocting a memorable story, Glover once again keeps readers glued to the pages with this fifth installment of dramas unfolding in Bliss, Saskatchewan.
In With Love from Bliss, Kerry Ferne, a precocious orphan taken in by her Aunt Charlotte, finds happiness for the first time and deep and abiding friendships with her maid, Gladdy, and her new "sister," the frail Franny. When a loved one's death seems spurred by an act of casual cruelty, Kerry is driven by revenge to an act far beneath her. She is stopped short, however, when love surprises her.
Author: Rich Mole
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Release Date: 2012
In 1874, the newly formed North West Mounted Police marched west to shut down unscrupulous liquor traders who had devastated the lives of many First Nations people. The Mounties' famous trek heralded over 50 years of "whisky wars" in the Canadian West. Author Rich Mole traces the turbulent history of alcohol, temperance movements and prohibition between 1870 and the 1920s through the stories of those who suffered and profited from the West's insatiable thirst for liquor. Before prohibition, young James Gray was one of many Winnipeg children who endured poverty and humiliation due to an alcoholic father. Calgary newspaperman Bob Edwards, known for his witty aphorisms, publicly supported prohibition while waging his own battle with the bottle. Harry Bronfman, "King of the Boozoriums," built a business empire shipping mail-order liquor on both sides of the Canada–US border. Rum-runner "Emperor" Emilio Picariello and his housekeeper, Florence Lassandro, faced the gallows after an Alberta police constable was shot and killed in front of his own children. Mole's vivid, real-life stories chronicle a tumultuous and fascinating era.
She loves her friends and students in the West, but family obligations have called her home. Where does she truly belong? After a year of teaching in the Canadian West, Beth Thatcher returns home to her family. She barely has time to settle in before her mother announces plans for a family holiday--a luxurious steamship tour along the eastern coast of Canada and the United States. Hoping to reconnect with her mother and her sisters, Beth agrees to join them, but she quickly realizes that things have changed since she went away, and renewing their close bond is going to be more challenging than she expected. There's one special thing to look forward to--letters and telephone calls from Jarrick, the Mountie who has stolen her heart. The distance between them is almost too much to bear. But can she give her heart to Jarrick when it will mean saying good-bye to her family once again--and possibly forever? And will she still want to live in the western wilds after the steamship tour opens up a world of people and places she never imagined? Then comes a great test of Beth's faith. Someone in her family has trusted the wrong person, and suddenly everything Beth knows and loves is toppled. Torn between her family and her dreams, will Beth finally discover where her heart truly belongs? A companion story to Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart TV series!
The Virginian ist die Geschichte eines einzelgängerischen Cowboys in Wyoming um 1880, der sich trotz des im Westen vorherrschenden Faustrechts an seinen persönlichen Ehrenkodex hält und so allerlei Unbilden übersteht. Owen Wister war der Sohn von Sarah und Owen Wister Sr. einer Patrizierfamilie aus Philadelphia und genoss so eine privilegierte Kindheit. Seine Großmutter war die britische Bühnenschauspielerin Fanny Kemble. Nach Schulaufenthalten in der Schweiz und in England studierte er an der renommierten St. Paul's School in Concord (New Hampshire) sowie später an der Harvard University. Dort begann er mit Beiträgen für die studentische Satirezeitschrift The Harvard Lampoon seine schriftstellerische Laufbahn und lernte seinen langjährigen Freund und späteren Präsidenten der USA, Theodore Roosevelt, kennen. 1882-1884 verbrachte er zwei Jahre in Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr ließ er sich zunächst in New York nieder, wo er in einer Bank Anstellung fand. 1885 begann er ein Zweitstudium an der Harvard Law School. Seine Approbation als Rechtsanwalt erhielt er 1888. In dieser Zeit begann sich Wister verstärkt mit dem amerikanischen Westen zu beschäftigen. Dieses Thema entsprach ganz dem Zeitgeist; der Historiker Frederick Jackson Turner verklärte in dem einflussreichen Aufsatz The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1893) die Frontier, also die weiße Siedlungrenze im Westen, zum Geburtsort des amerikanischen Gemüts und des ihm angeblich eigenen Freiheits- und Selbstbehauptungswillens. Roosevelt legte in seinem Werk The Winning of the West (1889-96) die Bedeutung der Westexpansion für das Wohl der amerikanischen Nation dar. Während die "Zivilisierung" des Westens voranschritt, also die Vertreibung der indianischen Ureinwohner, die Besiedlung durch Weiße, und die politische Organisation der Westterritorien in US-Bundesstaaten, machte sich Wister an die Verklärung dieser verschwindenden Welt und prägte mit seinem ersten Roman The Virginian (1902; dt. Der Virginier, 1955)) den in dieser Zeit entstehenden Mythos vom "Wilden Westen" entscheidend mit.
Author: Michael Craufurd-Lewis
Publisher: Golden Dog Pr
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
James Farquharson MacLeod was a giant figure in the early history of the Canadian West. The remarkable product of a very remarkable cultural background: from family origins in the Scottish highlands to the colonial experience of the vast Canadian prairies, the life of this unique and enterprising individual is also an account of Canada's character and origins. The Red River Colony, the North-West Mounted Police, the native peoples, whiskey traders and intrepid pioneers, all feature in this compelling narrative tale of a great Scottish-Canadian hero.
Author: Jonas Thor
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
Release Date: 2002
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of Icelanders emigrated to both North and South America. Although the best known Icelandic settlements were in southern Manitoba, in the area that became known as iNew Iceland, i Icelanders also established important settlements in Brazil, Minnesota, Utah, Wisconsin, Washington, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia. Earlier accounts of this immigration have tended to concentrate on the history of New Iceland. Using letters, Icelandic and English periodicals and newspapers, census reports, and archival repositories, Jonas Thor expands this view by looking at Icelandic immigration from a continent-wide perspective. Illustrated with maps and photographs, this book is a detailed social history of the Icelanders in North America, from the first settlement in Utah to the struggle in New Iceland.