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Maiden from the Sea

EACH DAY WE BEGIN LIFE, NOT FROM WHERE  WE ARE, BUT FROM WHERE WE HAVE BEEN. THE MIND IS LIFE’S MOST SEASONED TRAVELLER.
 

Maiden from the Sea is a breathtaking journey into the life and troubled mindscape of a servant girl from seventeenth-century France. While travelling to destinations unknown, Genevieve Laurier is tossed from the deck of an itinerant vessel and becomes stranded on an island in the middle of the stormy Atlantic. Frightened, she struggles to survive on the dark and mysterious coastline, her only company the two Irish fishermen who rescued her from the deep, a Beothuk warrior who provides her with food and clothing against his tribe’s wishes, and the women who inhabit her dreams. Genevieve finds comfort in the arms of Nasook, the Beothuk warrior . . . but when she gives birth to his child, the law of man gives chase. Genevieve must take her family and escape these abusive shores—and her increasingly disturbing dreams. But just as she makes her last desperate attempt to elude her pursuers, Genevieve Laurier’s past, present, and future collide in a single revelatory moment that could spell tragedy for her and all that she holds dear.
 
 

Maiden from the Sea follows the popular publications of Far from Home (fifth edition), The Newfoundland Tongue (fourth edition, and her most recent novel Catherine Snow (in its third printing).

 

 

 

READERS REVIEWS                                                                                           

* A wonderful historical romance rich in descriptive imagery and with a modern twist ........   Read complete review at   EdwardsBookClub.com

 

* ... a great book club read.
 

*Genevieve is among the strong women who have become central characters in Strowbridge’s work." Diane Crocker, The Western Star
 

*The highlight of the book for me, along with the ending, was  Genevieve's return to consciousness after her fall with Nasook. This segment (p.167,168) was a brilliant and astounding piece of writing. I marvelled at it. To understand the greater concepts of the book one would need to read it twice." George Kennedy
 

*Always loved Nellie’s writing. She’s done it again with this book. And her novel Catherine Snow is spellbinding." Kathi Penney-Stacey.
 

*Maiden from the Sea
"The author takes the reader back to a paradise lost of sorts, away from the electronic world and its multi layers of electronic debris crowding our lives to a world before this island was settled. The French presence in Newfoundland in the early days of colonization creates a reasonable backdrop to the novel . . . The author uses the symbolism of the Great Auk and the Beothuk, crafting a story as real as it could be imagined." Burton K. Janes The Compass May 8, 2012

 

 

 

 

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