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His Brother's Bride (Canadian Historical Brides Book 2) by [Bell, Nancy M.]
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Length: 176 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
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The youngest child of the local doctor and evangelical preacher, Annie Baldwin was expected to work hard and not protest.

Life on a pioneer farm was tough so neighbors helped each other. George Richardson the underage Doctor Bernardo Boy, orphaned and shipped to Canada a few years earlier, is loaned to the Baldwins to help bring in the hay. Younger brother Peter Richardson was placed with another neighbor, so the brothers stayed in touch with each other. The Great War brought a lot of changes to life even in the back woods of Ontario.

In spite of the differences in their social standing, George and Annie fell in love. When George departed for France they had an understanding and he promised to return to her when the war was over. Like so many others, Annie waited and hoped, carrying on as best she could. Only time would tell if her dreams would come true.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Books We Love, with the support of the Government of Canada, is publishing a series of novels set in each of the Canadian Provinces and Territories. Each book features a historical event or location as well as the story of a bride and groom, representative of the men and women who came to Canada in search of a new life and new freedoms. These books combine fact and fiction to show how these brides and grooms, all from diverse backgrounds, joined in marriage to create new lives and build a great country.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3327 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (1 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N6UA3FY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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Annie’s parents are immigrants, who forged a new life in Ontario. Her strict father, a doctor of medicine and an ordained minister of the church, preaches fire and brimstone sermons. Her well-born mother is proud of her social position and expects Annie to live up to it.
Life on the farm, with her brothers and sisters, requires never ending hard work. Annie milks cows, works in the dairy, looks after the pigs and chickens, drives into town to collect the mail and shop for her mother. All this as well as cooking and cleaning.
George and his brother Peter work hard for their keep on nearby farms. They are looked orphans sent to Canada by Dr Barnardo’s, looked down on by the community, and tied to farmers, who mistreat them, with whom they must live until they are adults.
In the First World War, Annie’s two older brothers and both orphans enlist in the army and are sent to France, where they endure the horror of the trenches and mustard gas.
At home without her brothers’ help on the farm Annie’s workload increases, but although her parents are anxious for her to marry she doesn’t like any of the prospective bridegrooms they propose. Nevertheless, spirited Annie dreams of a happy future with the man she loves.
I really enjoyed Bell’s novel, which is rich in descriptions of life in Ontario in times past, the extremes of weather and the beautiful flora and fauna.
His Brother’s Bride contains heart-warming romance but no explicit sex.
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