Stranded in a besieged fortress, can a strong refugee woman survive and fight for her true love? Canadian Author Frieda Watt transports us into the barbaric world of 18th century colonial America where treachory, murder, and rival armies fight violent turf wars in Volume One of her epic new series, The Displaced: Fall of a Fortress.
In 1744, the mortar in the walls of Louisbourg fortress is still wet as Britain advances to conquer this new French city, its citizens both protected and imprisoned by its massive stone ramparts.
Torn between clashing empires and contentious families, Marie Lévesque fights to find a place in the unforgiving frontier of Canada. As a young woman, her life is just beginning. Her friendship with Pierre promises of something more. But their lives and the doomed fortress of Louisbourg are caught in the cross-hairs of the British navy, who promise to annihilate not only them but also their very way of life.
As empires collide, Marie and Pierre are catapulted into a world they do not understand—a world of spies, treason, and revenge. They must fight not only to survive the war, but also to stay together despite the forces that threaten to tear them apart forever.
This beautifully written, epic work of historical literary fiction, with the same feel as Outlander, is a must-read for any lover of historical fiction. The Displaced: Fall of a Fortress tells the story of ordinary people as they try to survive as French rule crumbles in Canada.
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Frieda Watt loves history. She is one of those people who spends most of her weekends dragging her kids to the museums and National Historic Sites of Canada. She also writes books. Actually, The Displaced is her first book but she has been writing since before she could spell.
In another life, she studied Fashion Arts at Seneca College, which has nothing to do with the books or subjects she writes about.
When not writing or digging through history, Frieda divides her time between her husband, three daughters, two fish, one cat, and triathlons.
In January of 1945, the Halifax Bomber that Tom Daniel was flying in was shot down over West Germany. It was the group’s fourth bombing mission over Europe. Tom was one of the four airmen to survive, although Tom fractured his neck from whiplash as he jumped out of the plane.
Tom endured four months in a German POW camp before being liberated and returning to civilian life. He frequently shared “the story” in an effort to help others understand the true cost of their freedom.
Tom’s son Doug became an avid history buff. He spent his summers with wife and his three kids packed up in the family station wagon, travelling around Canada. It became the family joke that whenever Doug passed a historic plaque, he had to stop to read it. With the invention of digital cameras, those stops became shorter.
My Grandpa Tom’s story and my Dad’s love of history inspired me to dive deep into history. In school and documentaries, we are shown the “big picture”, what the cost of events are to countries and the world as a whole.
The individual stories of the thousands of people who made up these big events are what fascinate me. While the world is shaped and history is made, ordinary people are trying to live their lives. They do not know or care what impact the events they live through will have on the world. They are living, falling in love, dying, and trying to make their time on this earth matter.