The Story ...

Suzanne de Montigny

French-Canadian soldier, Napoleon, proposes to Lea during WWI, promising golden fields of wheat as far as the eye can see. After the armistice, he sends money for her passage, and she journeys far from her family and the conveniences of a modern country to join him on a homestead in Saskatchewan. There, she works hard to build their dream of a prospering farm, clearing fields alongside her husband through several pregnancies and even after suffering a terrible loss. When the stock market crashes in ’29, the prairies are stricken by a long and abysmal drought. Thrown into poverty, she struggles to survive in a world where work is scarce, death is abundant, and hope dwindles. Will she and her family survive the Great Depression?

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About Saskatchewan ...


  1. Hi:

    I see you don't have any titles set in Saskatchewan. My historical novel, SONG OF BATOCHE will be published September 2017 by Ronsdale Press. It is set in Batoche Saskatchewan and is the story of Josette Lavoie, a Métis woman who becomes Louis Riel's disciple in the events leading up to the North West Resistance of 1885. My Métis ancestors fought with Riel and Dumont in the resistance, so this is a deeply personal story for me.

    Love your blog!
    Maia Caron

  2. Thank you for your offer Maia, however all of the novels in this series are published by Books We Love. The Saskatchewan novel is being written by Suzanne de Montigny, whose family are from Saskatchewan, the title is Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies. The information will be updated shortly, the webmistress is a bit behind. Jude