Set in the turbulent, formative years of
Ontario, this compelling saga spans five decades and two generations.
Barely surviving a disastrous journey on a
cholera-ridden immigrant ship, Rowena O'Shaughnessy and her family settle in
the primitive backwoods of Upper Canada in 1832. Her complex relationship with
the wealthy and powerful Launston family leads to tragedy, and eventually to
Their lives are played out against a rich
tapestry of events - devastating plagues, doomed rebellions, mob uprisings,
religious conflict, and political unrest.
This is a tale of passionate people and
stormy relationships, of unrequited and illicit love, of betrayals and revenge.
It is a story of courage, and the undaunted human spirit that manages to
survive and surmount appalling conditions and tragedies. It is a celebration of
the achievements of the remarkable pioneers who carved thriving communities out
of an inhospitable wilderness.
A Place to Call Home is a novel
about Canada, and its less than civilized pioneer past.
Read an excerpt from Chapter 1.