The Heart That Knows is a touching story of passion and loss set against the stunning landscape of New Brunswick's Tantramar Marshes.
On her wedding day Luella Warden is suddenly abandoned without a word of explanation from her sailor fiancé. The years pass, and she's left to the life of an outcast, scorned by her community for being a mother but not a wife. Her son grows up without a father, coming of age with a burning need to to seek vengeance on the man who treated his mother so cruelly.
Set in the author's childhood home of Westcock, New Brunswick, The Heart That Knows is a deeply touching novel of steadfast courage and the triumph of truth.
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About the authors
Charles G.D Roberts (1860-1943) was a poet and prose writer. After a childhood in New Brunswick, he became a heralded poet who later turned to fiction, writing an extensive series of animal stories and pioneering a genre that remains popular today. His works include Eyes of the Wilderness, The Vagrant of Time, and Earth's Enigmas. Roberts spent the last years of his life in Toronto, where he died.
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.
Other titles by Charles G.D. Roberts
Other titles by Gwendolyn Davies
The Creative City of Saint John
A Legend of the Micmac
Fiction Treasures by Maritime Writers
Best-selling novelists of Canadas Maritime provinces 1860-1950
Myth and Milieu: Atlantic Literature and Culture 1918-1939
A Detached Pirate
The Romance of Gay Vandeleur