The experiences our ancestors had is often overshadowed by the three or four events in a life lived: birthdate, marriage date, children’s birth dates, and, the date of their death. The remaining days of their lives are lost, gone to dust. Without exercising some effort to determine the forces which affected their lives, we are left with these gravestone facts. The fictional books I have written and described elsewhere on this site attempt to tell a story [and not a documentary] about their times, the other events that affected their rational for what they did, and, to wrap it together in a novel that is like every other piece of fiction: interesting without being boring. As you can see from the reviews already in place, readers have found them intriguing, interesting, and, readable. As a paperback novel, their pages number in excess of two hundred fifty.
Olivier, for his own happiness, befriends Francois, who falls in love with him. He claims to her that he is enlisted with the Carignan-Salieres regiment, a French regiment which is the first to have its uniforms provided by the government of the day. They are stationed in New France. She attempt to find him, using the free passage provided by King Louis IV, to come to these shores. Does she find him?
Etienne is the most despicable yet most valuable soldier. He is found, murdered, in at least four different ways. There is no investigatory system in place, and, the court system to handle a trial of an accused is non-existent. Will the murderer be brought to justice?
In ‘La $a$katchewan’ we experience the reasons, and the self-torture which our forbears survived to seek the riches of the prairies – the gold in the sheaves. The havoc the trek brought to the attracted is relived in this search for mountains of money. Can their marriages survive the continuous bombardment of new cultures, new neighbours. drouth and dust storms?