The Riveting Alford Saga Continues With James Alford, The Deserter, Battling Old Age And Ferocious Winters, But Even Crippling, The Departure Of His Son And Only Heir, Young Jim, Who Sets Out On Snowshoes For Montreal, Seven Hundred Miles Away From Their Home In Shigawake.Arriving At Last In Montreal, Jim Is Driven By Starvation Into A Back Breaking Job Constructing The Victoria Bridge He Finds Lodgings With An Irish Widow In Griffintown, And Falls In Love But After A Stinging Deception, He Rejects The Bitter Realities Of Urban Life And Returns To The Old Homestead And Its Community Of Pioneers His Ageing Father Recruits Him To Rally Recalcitrant Neighbours To Found A School For Their Children And A Church For Their Worship In Shigawake.Enthralling And Adventurous, THE PIONEER Is Book Three In The Alford Saga, A Series Chronicling Two Hundred Years Of Canadian History, As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Settler S Family. This is the third book in the Alford family historical saga and covers the time span from 1853 to 1863 When we last read about James Alford it was 1816 and he had settled on the south shore of the Gaspe Peninsula with his second wife Catherine Garrett, as well as his little son John from his first union with the Micmac woman Megwes So this book jumps ahead almost four decades and much has happened, most of which we regrettably will never know about The Alford farm which was carved out of the This is the third book in the Alford family historical saga and covers the time span from 1853 to 1863 When we last read about James Alford it was 1816 and he had settled on the south shore of the Gaspe Peninsula with his second wife Catherine Garrett, as well as his little son John from his first u
Another great read into the family of James Alford Almond s writing style is such that you can actually feel yourself in the Alford homestead during the 1850 s and 1860 s His description of the people and places are superb A very enjoyable read. I really like the first two books in the series found this one a bit boring and fluffy It seemed to jump through time and wasn t as interesting as the first two Still a good story as I am enjoying the Canadian history the books tell.
- 253 pages
- The Pioneer (Alford Saga, #3)
- Paul Almond
- 18 January 2017 Paul Almond