When Edward Jamieson receives an invitation to attend the dedication of a memorial to Canada’s WWI efforts, his carefully constructed life begins to unravel. Unaware of how profoundly WWI affected her husband and the disappearance of his first love, Ann Jamieson travels to France with Edward. Unravelled follows the consequences of that fateful trip and the ensuing tragedies and dislocation of World War II.
Set in France, Toronto and Camp X, a WWII spy training centre, Unravelled is a novel of endurance, as death and devastation repeatedly shatter their world. It is a novel of love, as Edward and Ann cope with infidelity, secrets and loss.
Click here for the first few chapters of Unravelled .
Lies Told in Silence
In 1913 Paris half the city expects war while the other half scoffs at the possibility.
Henri Noisette who works at the Ministry of War, expects war and sends his wife, mother, daughter and youngest son to a small village in northern France. By late 1914, the village is less than thirty miles from the front lines, the family unable to escape.
Mariele, Lise and Helene, three generations of women, must learn how to cope. Henri’s daughter, Helene, grows up quickly and in 1917 falls in love with a young soldier. The novel examines love and loss, duty and sacrifice and the unexpected consequence of lies.
Sample the first six chapters of Lies Told in Silence.
East Rising Sun
East Rising Sun is a short story about a woman adjusting to life as an expat in Hong Kong. It was included in an anthology of short stories by Writers Abroad (October 2010).