- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Ronsdale Press; 1 edition (May 1 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1553800478
- ISBN-13: 978-1553800477
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 240 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #438,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Winds of L' Acadie Paperback – May 1 2007
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"Lois Donovan creates characters who are wholly contemporary, all the while plunging them into the Acadian past and their terrifying moment of deportation." -- Cathy Beveridge
About the Author
Lois Donovan was born in Montreal, but grew up primarily in Riverview, New Brunswick, prior to attending Acadia University in Nova Scotia. After completing her education degree in Edmonton, Lois taught there for three years before making Calgary her home.
Her love of the beautiful Annapolis Valley sparked an interest in recreating the tragic tale of the Acadian people, which resulted in her first novel, Winds of L'Acadie. Lois is currently teaching and writing in Calgary where she lives with her husband and daughter.
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The novel is intense at times (like the scene where Sarah takes on two English soldiers) and heartbreaking, but it also has a wonderful mix of humour, action, and just the right amount of romance. This is definitely a book worth reading!
I could not put the book down as Sarah travelled back in to the time of the Acadians. Without giving away key elements of the story I will just say that there are a number of events that make the novel a compelling read and seem realistic enough to make you believe this is what actually happened. The story is historically accurate and vividly paints a picture of what it might have been like during life in 1755 and throughout the Deportation. Loose ends are nicely tied up and there is more than one surprise that will delight readers.
I hope there will be a sequel... I highly recommend reading Winds of L'Acadie!
An excellent book and a must read for young adults. You actually seem to experience what it might be like if one was transported back to 1755. The description of Acadian life is spectacular. I thought that the author delicatley intertwines the historical aspects of the novel with the contemporary storyline. I felt that I learned a good deal about the devastating deportation and could empathize with the stuggle of the Acadian people.
On another note. I really appreciated that the book itself was made to last. It has a beautiful cover. The pages are crisp and white and is on strong bond paper. When I pay good money to purchase a book I want it to last. I am getting fed up with the "cheapening" of novels where newsprint is being used for pages that are transparent enough to see the writing on the backside of the page. Books are treasures and they need to be produced as such!
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