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Par Betty Neels. 1990
Lucy wasn't a bright career girl like her two sisters. All she wanted was to find a man she loved…and settle down with him. But Mr Right seemed to be peculiarly elusive. Until the day she encountered paediatrician William Thurloe. Not that she had the faintest hope of ever attracting his interest with the glamorous Fiona as direct competition! 1990.
Par Claire Mowat. 1994
Andrea Baxter's summer in Anderson's Arm, a fishing village in Newfoundland, turns to unexpected adventure, when she, her cousin, and…her uncle are arrested for illegal scallop dragging by the St. Pierre et Miquelon coast guard. Once they're rescued from the police station, Andrea ends up staying on St. Pierre, finding mystery, adventure, and romance. Grades 5-8. 1994.
Par David Adams Richards. 2006
Postwar New Brunswick. Mary Jameson, the widow of a lumber magnate, hopes to stymie the prophecy she receives from a…fortune-teller - that her oldest son will be powerful and her younger son will bring glory upon the family, but they will be the end of the family. When Will, the brash older brother, suffers a fatal logging accident, and Owen, the intellectual younger son, returns a wounded hero from WWII, it seems the prophecy may come true. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 2006.
Par Don Aker. 2011
Reef is back in Halifax, which brings back memories of Leeza and the terrible way their relationship ended - with…a restraining order. Leeza is feeling stifled by her mother's "concern" and wishes she was studying out of town. Despite Reef's best efforts to stay away, circumstances quickly unfold to push him and Leeza ever closer together, so Reef must face his demons and make some tough choices - or else risk losing everything, including the only girl he has ever loved. Sequel to "The first stone" (DC41431). For junior and senior high readers. Some descriptions of violence and strong language. c2011.
Par Ed Kavanagh. 2001
On a beautiful morning out in the meadow, Nipper Mooney experiences both the phenomenon of lost time and the death…of his father. Soon he is sent to All Angels, a rigid Catholic school where Nipper, a sensitive and inquisitive boy, only finds more questions. He survives this claustrophobic and often violent world by becoming a reader, a dreamer, and developing a scrappy toughness, as he journeys through the beauties and horrors of childhood. Some strong language. 2001.
Par Joan Clark. 1981
Par Sheldon Currie. 1995
Margaret is the grand-daughter, daughter, sister, wife, and widow of Cape Breton miners. She reflects on life in Glace Bay,…on her marriage to Neil, and on the true price of coal. Strong language. 1995.
Par Marie Jakober. 2007
1862. As the American Civil War heats up, Southern Confederates flood into Montreal and Halifax, planning secret missions against the…Union, missions they hope will provoke a war between England and the United States. Erryn Shaw, a British aristocrat banished to the colonies, is convinced to spy for the British. On a mission to Montreal, he gets wind of a sinister plot - and he can't seem to find a way to stop it. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
Par Barbara Cartland. 1994
Lady Cordelia and her brother, the Earl of Hunstanton, had sailed with Captain Mark Stanton to Valetta where the Earl…was to become a Knight of the Order of St John. Afterwards he wanted his sister to enter the Convent of St Romanica. As Cordelia remembered and felt again the strange wonder that Stanton's kisses had aroused in her, she realised she could never contemplate becoming a nun. 1994.
Par Michael Winter. 2010
In her home on Empire Avenue, Donna Whalen was stabbed 31 times. Her friends, family, and neighbours believed it was…her abusive boyfriend, Sheldon Troke, but the evidence is all circumstantial, providing a daunting challenge for police and prosecutors - and the course of justice takes many unpredictable twists and turns before the truth is finally revealed. Based on a true story. Explicit strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
Par Donna Morrissey. 2012
For two traumatic days, Livvy Higgs is besieged by a series of small heart attacks while the ghost of her…younger self leads her back through her past. She must pick apart the lies and secrets told by her greedy, prideful father, Durwin Higgs, who judges her a failure, and her formidable Grandmother Creed, who has mysteriously aligned herself with Livvy's father, despite their mutual hatred. 2012.
Par M. T Dohaney. 1988
In 1914, Bertha Ryan arrives in a small Newfoundland town to work for the Corrigan family. Raped by her employer's…son, Bertha becomes pregnant and eventually ends up with the Corrigan property. A saga of three generations of women. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1988.
Par Betty Neels. 1997
Leonora Crosby was irritated to be always caught out in awkward moments by the new village GP, James Galbraith. She…was engaged to Tony, but James's stalwart support as Leonora tried to keep her parents' decrepit manor house running smoothly made her doubt the wisdom of her engagement. Even so, there was little point in admitting she loved James, when he showed so little sign of caring for her. 1997.
Par Betty Neels. 1990
"You have no family, no home and no prospect of marrying". Professor Duert ter Laan-Luitinga's solution to Venetia's problems was…for her to marry him; a marriage of convenience for both partners. Foolishly she agreed, and found herself wishing with all her heart that the stranger whom she had married would one day grow to care for her as much as she loved him. 1990.
Par Betty Neels. 1989
Suzannah Lightfoot was alone in the world, when Guy Bowers-Bentinck came to her rescue. "He's so tiresome and ill-tempered and…impatient and he must hate the sight of me", Suzannah reflected as fate kept throwing them together. It was because of this she wasn't prepared to join the queue of females wanting to marry him, wasn't it? 1989.
Par L. M Montgomery. 2009
Adultery, illegitimacy, misogyny, revenge, murder, despair, bitterness, hatred, and death - usually not the terms associated with L.M. Montgomery. In…this her last work, Montgomery brought these topics to the forefront, in stories featuring a grown up Anne and her family around the time of the First World War. 2009.
Par L. M Montgomery. 1980
To be 29 and unmarried is the ultimate in shame and misery in the small Canadian town where Valancy has…grown up, and for years she has taken refuge in her imaginary 'blue castle'. Now she must face reality; a letter has turned her life upside down. It's time to leave home and seek freedom. 1980.
Par Ami McKay. 2006
Young Dora Rare befriends Marie Babineau, the local midwife, who wants Dora as her successor. After initial reluctance and intensive…training, Dora is left the practice on the eve of her marriage to Archer Bigelow. When Dr. Gilbert Thomas arrives with the promise of fast, painless childbirth, Dora is determined, despite fierce opposition, to protect the birthing traditions and women's wisdom that have been passed down to her. Some descriptions of violence and strong language. Descriptions of sex. Winner of the 2007 OLA Evergreen Award. Canada Reads 2011. 2006.
Par Linden MacIntyre. 2009
Father Duncan MacAskill is called The Exorcist, for at his bishop's bidding he drives out priests who molest children to…discreet clinics or far-off parishes. When MacAskill is sent to a rural parish in his native Cape Breton, he encounters a troubled young man who appears to be the victim of a notorious priest. MacAskill, struggling with his own demons, is determined to help this man, regardless of the consequences for the church. Strong language and some descriptions of sex and violence. Winner of the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize. 2009.
Par Michael Winter. 2007
When a freak accident blows out the windows of novelist Gabriel English's apartment, driving a billboard into his bed, he…is forced to come to terms with the disappearance of his lover Nell. He returns home to Newfoundland with his childhood friend David, and discovers that Nell may be implicated in injuring David's father. The friendship between Gabriel and David is tested, there are revelations, confrontations, and a denouement with the Hurley clan, a family both men have feared since childhood. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex, some violence. 2007.