Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Pioneer by Paul Almond


  Publication was originally for October 1st, but it is looking like it has been pushed back. I loved the first two books in the Saga, and can't wait to get my hands on this one. 


    Product Description From Amazon

The riveting Alford Saga continues with James Alford, the Deserter, battling old age and ferocious winters, but even more crippling, the departure of his son and only heir, Young Jim, who sets out on snowshoes for Montreal, seven hundred miles away. Arriving at last in Montreal, Jim is driven by starvation into a back-breaking job constructing the Victoria Bridge. Jim finds lodgings with an Irish widow in Griffintown, and falls in love. After being deceived in this romance, 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.
About the Author
Paul Almond is one of Canada's preeminent film and television directors, and he has directed and produced over 130 television dramas for the CBC, BBC, ABC and Granada Television. He has now turned his talents to writing a series of novels based on his own family's pioneering adventures in Canada. Paul Almond lives on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec and in Malibu, California.
Here are my reviews for the previous two:

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17 comments:

  1. I'm not familiar with that series but hope you don't have to wait too long for it.

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  2. My ...this does sound good, but I'll need to start from the beginning.

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  3. This sounds good! This is the first I'm seeing the series! Thanks for stopping by:) and for sharing.

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  4. I'm not familiar with this series, but it sounds promising. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you get your hands on a copy soon!

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  5. I'm not familiar with these books. Different choices. Very original and refreshing to see something different.

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  6. Hello, Mrs. Q! I am newish to your blog. It has a very nice look. :)

    I am not familiar with this director/author, but will take a closer look at his work.

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  7. I also had never heard of these books before, but think they sound excellent! I hope that you do get your hands on this one soon!

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  8. This one sounds really good...and I love that cover! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  9. I haven't read this author but it does sounds interesting!

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  10. Canadian author and super-awesome premise? Heck yes!! I haven't started this series before, but if you're excited to get your hands on this installment, then the first few must be pretty amazing too!

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Mrs. Q! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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  11. These are new to me, too, but they do sound very interesting. That's a bummer that this third book is being pushed back, though. Hopefully you'll get your hands on it before too long!

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  12. Haven't heard of this series before, but it sounds like it would be worth giving a read.

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  13. Canadian history, yes why not :) I neve read any books set in Canada

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  14. I haven't heard of this author before, but the books sound pretty interesting! Thanks for putting them on my radar! :)

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  15. Fingers crossed that this one comes your way - great things come from Gaspe :)

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  16. I've not heard about these books. But I hope you enjoy them! Thank you for commenting my blog. :)

    Happy Reading!

    Sam

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