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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.
Pillars of Avalon - Book 5 (Newfoundland)
David and Sara Kirke live in a time of upheaval
under the reign of King Charles I who gives, then takes. He gives
David the nod of approval to range up and down the French
Canadian shores, burning colonies and pillaging ships that are
loaded with goods meant for the French. When Louis XIII of France
shouts his outrage, King Charles reneges. He takes David’s prizes
and returns them to the French, putting David and his family in
David and Sara will not be denied. After years, the king relents.
He knights David and gives him a grant for the whole of
Newfoundland and Labrador. There David and Sara build a
prosperous plantation. They trade fish and fish oil with colonies
down the American coast, Barbados and ports of call in the Mediterranean.
They thrive while England is torn in two by the civil wars.
these troubles engulf his family. David is carried in chains back
to England to stand trial for being a malignant, a follower of
Laud's high church. He entreats Sara to manage the Ferryland
plantation, a daunting task but with a strength that defies a
stalwart man, she digs in and prospers, becoming the first
entrepreneur of Newfoundland.
Barkerville Beginnings - Book 4
Faced with financial ruin and the loss of her good
name, Rose Chadwick decides to make a new start for herself and her
young daughter Hannah in the rough and tumble gold rush town of
Barkerville, British Columbia. However, making a new life is not so
easy when it’s built on lies. And, long suppressed emotions within
her are stirred when she meets a handsome young Englishman.
Viscount Harrison St. John knows he’s expected to marry well to
bolster his family fortunes. Instead, he leaves England to pursue
riches in the gold fields of a frontier town in the far off wilds
of Canada. Soured on love because of a betrayal by his former
fiancé, Harrison resists the attraction he has for Rose.
Particularly considering she appears to be a happily married woman
with a daughter of her own. Will dark secrets from Rose’s past keep
them apart? Or will they find love, happiness and a new life
together in the bustling town of Barkerville?
Romancing the Klondike - Book 3 (Yukon)
It is 1896 and
nineteen-year-old Pearl Owens wants adventure just like her idols
Anna Leonowens and Annie “Londonderry” Choen Kopchovsky. In the
1860s, Anna Leonowens taught the wives, concubines, and children of
the King of Siam, while during the years 1894-1895, Annie
“Londonderry” Choen Kopchovsky became the first woman to travel
around the world on a bicycle. She was testing a woman’s ability to
look after herself.
To fulfill her dream Pearl is on her to the Yukon
River area with her cousin, Emma, to write articles and do
illustrations about the woman and men who are looking for gold in
the far north.
Sam Owens, Pearl’s cousin and Emma’s brother, has been
searching for gold with two friends, Gordon and Donald, for five
years without success. Gordon and Donald have decided their quest
is futile and it is time to return home. But Sam wants to stay a
while longer. Then they hear word of a new gold find on Rabbit
Over the next ten months, the lives of all five are
changed due to love, gold, and tragedy.
Bride - Book 2 (Ontario)
The youngest child of the local doctor and
evangelical preacher, Annie Baldwin was expected to work hard and
not protest. Life on a pioneer farm was tough so neighbors helped
George Richardson the underage Doctor Barnardo
Boy, orphaned and shipped to Canada a few years earlier, is loaned
to the Baldwins to help bring in the hay. Younger brother Peter
Richardson was placed with another neighbor, so the brothers stayed
in touch with each other. The Great War brought a lot of changes to
life even in the back woods of Ontario. In spite of the differences
in their social standing, George and Annie fell in love.
When George departed for France they had an
understanding and he promised to return to her when the war was
over. Alas, fate had other ideas. After a long silence, Annie
received the much anticipated letter. But it wasn’t from George,
but from his brother, Peter. Also in the trenches of France. George
was killed during the final push on August 8, 1918 at Marcelcave
near Amiens. The two who loved him form a long distance bond via
censored letters. When Peter is sent back to Canada, rather than
return him to the east where he enlisted, he is discharged in
Sick from mustard gas poisoning and penniless,
Peter finds work at Fraser Mills. Once he could save enough money
he planned to return to the small farm in the northern Ontario
bush, but before he does, he sends Annie a box of chocolates in the
mail. Inside the box he hid an engagement ring. Bound together by
their love for George, they find solace in each other. Will it be
enough to last?
Brides of Banff Springs - Book 1
Dirty Thirties jobs were hard to come by. Having lost her father
and her home in southern Alberta, Tilly McCormack is thrilled when
her application for a position as a chambermaid at the prestigious
Banff Springs Hotel, one of Canada’s great railway hotels, is
accepted. Tilly loves her new life in the Rocky Mountain town and
the people she meets there.
trail guide Ryan Blake it quite taken with Tilly’s sparkling blue
eyes and mischievous sense of humor. His work with a guiding and
outfitting company keeps him busy but he makes time for Tilly at
every opportunity and he intends to make her his bride. On the
night he plans to propose to Tilly another bride-to-be, whose
wedding is being held at the Hotel, disappears.
an idea where she might have gone and together with Ryan sets out
to search for her. Will they find the missing bride and will Tilly
accept Ryan’s proposal?
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of Castlegrove Manor, heir to a vast fortune, is a studious History
buff who loves reading about the years following the Roman
occupation of Britain. Dissatisfied with running his extensive
estate, a distraction from Bart’s boredom is his erotic dreams. No
woman but his dream lover will ever offer him the satisfaction he
During one of these dreams Bart wakes up miles from his comfortable
existence and in the year 450AD. When he comes face to face with
Haesal, he knows instantly this is the woman who has shared so many
of his heated fantasies.
Most Celts have fled west to escape invaders from over the seas.
Haesal and her brother have been captured by an evil barbarian and
Bart comes to realise that his mission is to rescue them and return
them safely to their home in Cornwall. Haesal’s belief in
shapeshifters and the fairy folk helps her better understand the
sudden appearance of this handsome stranger in her life who claims
to have a deep knowledge of her. But can the love they find with each
other survive through time and treachery.
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