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Young Adult Fiction Biographical

Landmark Roses

Canadian Historical Brides

by (author) Nancy M. Bell

assisted by Margaret Kyle

Publisher
BWL Publishing Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
Biographical, Canada, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772998467
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $4.49

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12

Description

Elsie Nuefeld loves to sit on her porch and watch the children grow in the Mennonite community near Landmark, MB. Returning to the area after moving to Paraguay for a time, Elsie is happy to be living on the wild rose dotted prairie of south-eastern Manitoba. Her granddaughters are growing up and getting married, it's an exciting time. Secure in her long standing marriage to Ike, Elsie is content to observe the community from the sidelines and rejoice in the joys of the young ones. She often walks with her daughters and granddaughters through the graveyard abloom with wild roses and shares the stories of the ancestors sleeping there. It’s important, she feels, for the younger generation to feel connected to those who went before. Elsie hopes when she joins those resting beneath the Landmark roses the tradition of honouring the memory of the forebearers continues.

About the authors

Nancy M Bell is a proud Albertan and Canadian. She lives near Balzac, Alberta with her husband and various critters. She works with and fosters rescue animals. Nancy is a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Writers Guild of Alberta. Her work has been recognized and honoured with various awards. She has publishing credits in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

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Margaret Kyle was born in Colony Bergthal, Caaguazú, Paraguay and moved to Manitoba, Canada in 1968 at the age of six. She grew up in Niverville and lives there with her husband. She has four children and three grandchildren. She works at the local school with special needs and EAL (English as an additional language) students. She has an interest in Mennonite history and she is proud of her rich heritage that she was born into. She, along with her sister and 91 year old mom are currently editing an autobiography that her father wrote for his family before he passed away. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts. As a student she wrote an illustrated children’s book about her parents’ life in South America from 1948-1968.

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Editorial Reviews

Wonderful and colourful look into the early days of the Mennonite community in Manitoba. Authentic, with great attention to detail. The writing rings true to the Mennonite way of life.

Gibbie Bell

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