A Handful of Time
Twelve year old Patricia Potter is sent to her Aunt's cottage in Alberta for the summer while her parents work out the details of their divorce.
Patricia's many cousins do not seem to like her. They tease her and challenge her to do things she is afraid of. Rather than playing with them, Patricia takes to spending time in “La Petit” – an aging guest cottage on family's lake property. Under the floorboards of this small cottage, Patricia finds an old p... Awake and Dreaming
Awake and Dreaming is an exploration of Theo's relationships with her mother, Rea; her aunt, Sharon; her friends, the Kaldors; the ghost, Cecily; and herself.The novel begins with an eerie prologue that peaks the reader's interest. Who is this ghost? How does she fit in with the story? It is only when we continue reading, that the story begins to unravel. We are introduced to 9 year old Theo in Vancouver, British Columbia. Theo, with her difficult ho... Looking At The Moon
In this sequel to “The Sky Is Falling”, guests of war, Norah and Gavin Sykes spend the summer of 1943 at the wealthy Ogilvie family cottage in the Muskokas. Three years after their move to Canada, Norah is finding it difficult to remember her past life in England, and young Gavin seems to remember very little about their parents at all.
The story is complicated by the arrival of a distant Ogilvie cousin, Andrew. He is nineteen and handsome and Norah ... The Daring Game
Eleven year old Eliza Chapman is sent to an affluent boarding school Ashdown Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia. At first, life at boarding school is fun and exciting. Eliza likes the rules and regulations, wearing a uniform and making new friends, and soon gets used to boarding school rituals. As the year goes on, Eliza develops a tentative friendship with her roommate Helen - a rebellious and difficult girl, not well liked by staff and students al...
The Lights Go On Again
This final installment of the “Guests of War” trilogy is narrated by Gavin Sykes who is now ten years old. It is late 1944, and after five years of living with the wealthy Ogilvie family in Toronto, Canada, the war appears to be ending and Gavin and his fifteen year old sister Norah will soon be returning to their parents in England.
Norah is eager to return home, but Gavin – who barely remembers his biological family – is not. He doesn't want to lea... The Sky Is Falling
In the summer of 1940, two English children - ten year old Norah Sykes and her five year old brother Gavin - are sent to live with a family in Toronto, Canada to escape the danger of the Second World War. Living as “guests of war”, Norah and Gavin face culture shock and homesickness as they try to become accustomed to their new Canadian life. This is the first of the “Guests of War” trilogy.... Whispers of War
This book is presented as the diary of young Canadian, Susanna Merritt. During the war of 1812, Susanna becomes caught up in Britain's prolonged feud with France as manifested in North America. The War disrupts Susanna's schooling, results in the temporary loss of her best friend, and divides loyalties in her own family. In addition, the war brings Susanna a new friend - the ward of Isaac Brock, the famous British general. This friendship opens the door ...