Edward turned to follow the others as a cannon exploded. The powder charge was too great. Men fell to the deck screaming, but Edward could not hear them, for the blast had been deafening!It is 1812 an
Edward turned to follow the others as a cannon exploded. The powder charge was too great. Men fell to the deck screaming, but Edward could not hear them, for the blast had been deafening!
It is 1812 and Edward MacNeil's task is simple: escort Kate and Anne Kimmerling home to America, then travel to his uncle's cabin to wait out the war. But a vicious storm on Lake Erie leaves Edward and the girls shipwrecked on an island and caught in the midst of the conflict. Half British, half Oneida, Edward's loyalties are already divided, but his growing affection for an American makes his path even more unclear. As Edward finds his way, he comes to learn that courage, friendship, and love know no bounds.
For more of the MacNeils' adventures, look for the first two books in the Circle of Silver Chronicles, A Circle of Silver and By the Standing Stone.
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A prolific writer and educator, Maxine Trottier makes history come alive in picture books and novels for young readers. Her award-winning titles include Claire's Gift, The Paint Box, and Prairie Willow. Maxine's books have earned the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year, the Mr. Christie's Book Award and twice the Ontario Woman Teacher's Federation Writing Award. Born in Michigan, Maxine is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. and makes her home in Port Stanley, Ontario.