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Rose of Acadia

by (author) Margaret M. Saunders

series edited by Gwendolyn Davies

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Nov 2002
Historical, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
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Rose of Acadia is a passionate story about the legacy of the past--personal and historical--and how it shapes lives in the present.
Driven by his great-grandfather's vow to make amends to the descendants of one wronged Acadian, Vesper Nimmo sets out from Boston for Nova Scotia's French Shore, one hundred and fifty years after the Acadian Deportation. There he finds his own "Evangeline"--the beautiful Rose à Charlitte--but discovers they cannot be together until both are freed from the burdens of the past.
Rose of Acadia is a moving story of how the past can be redeemed by action in the present.
A Formac Fiction Treasures series title.

About the authors

MARGARET MARSHALL SAUNDERS was descended on both sides of her family from New England Planters who had immigrated to Nova Scotia in the 1760s. A native of Halifax, she campaigned for humane treatment of animals, and integrated into her famous novel Beautiful Joe her criticism of the careless exploitation of natural resources, as well as ideas on education and the upbringing of children.

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Gwendolyn Davies is an emerita professor of English and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Brunswick. She has published or edited six books and over sixty articles and book chapters on pre-1940 Atlantic literature and on the history of the book in Canada. Books include Studies in Maritime Literary History and a scholarly edition of Thomas McCulloch’s The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters.

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