In a Grove of Maples
A historical novel of the perils of newlywed life and all that comes to divide lovers
Coming in summer of 2021
In 1897 newly married Beryl and Edward travel more than one thousand miles from Quebec to farm a plot of land in Wisconsin that they bought sight-unseen. An almost magical grove of maples on their property inspires them to dream of a real home built within the grove, not the tiny log cabin they’ve come to live in.
Misunderstandings and tempers get the better of them when difficulties and troubles arise. Just months after they wed, Edward leaves pregnant Beryl in the midst of the coming winter to tend the farm and animals while he goes to be a teamster at a northern Wisconsin logging camp.
While Edward is away, someone stakes a claim on Beryl, making her wonder if she should hold true to her vows or betray them for, Cedric, the man who did not abandon her when she needed help the most.
At the logging camp, Edward battles more than the cold and weariness. He soon finds out—someone has put a target on his back. Will Edward evade the attacks, or will he pay the ultimate price?
Beryl must choose between the men in her life just as grief comes to call. Will she and Edward walk into the future together to build their house of dreams in the grove of maples, or will their plans topple like a house of sticks when the winds of misunderstanding and disaster strike?
COVER DESIGN COMING SOON!!!!