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LAX-SYD-YVR

LAX-SYD-YVR is a modern seniors' fairy tale complete with a huge wish being granted, a big, bad wolf and a Prince Charming. When Bev decides to take Heather on a luxury trip to Australia, Bev's native land, she has no idea of the dangers Heather will face, nor that both of them will meet their maybe Prince Charming. "I devoured LAX-SYD-YVR in 4 sittings. It was really fun. I loved finding out new things about Australia, e.g. the Wollemi pine, and I really enjoyed the slowly developing, mutually respectful, relationship with Ned" -- KATHY TYERS, NY Times bestselling author

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LAX-SYD-YVR

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An Army of One

When the American army kills his family and burns his house down, Theo Bentley vows to burn down the house of the President of the United States. But how? He's only thirteen, and the militia won't let him join up. Then he's offered chance to be a British spy in Baltimore. During the long trek from Upper Canada to Baltimore, Theo learns that Americans are not much different from people he knows back in York. Some good; some not so good. Furthermore, he likes most of them. But is that enough to stop him from going to war against the United States, and will be still keep his vow to set fire to the White House? "From its irresistible first-page hook to its final challenging question, Theo satisfies at every turn." Highly recommended. Kathy Tyers, NY Times Bestselling Author

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An Army of One

A Deep Sense of Wrong

In 1839 fifty-eight men left Montreal for the penal colony of New South Wales. They were ordinary people who had been caught up in the political whirlwind of the 1838 rebellion. Even though they were all civilians, they had been tried by court martial. Convicted of treason, their properties forfeited to the crown, they paid a heavy price for rebellion. And as convicts in Australia, they were considered the lowest of a bad lot. During their years there, however, they earned the respect of Sydney’s citizens.

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A Deep Sense of Wrong

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When Chloe Murray's mother disappears from Wahmurra, Australia, people search everywhere. Nobody thinks of looking in the past.
Four years later, Chloe herself is catapulted back to 1833 where she hears about Lady Peter Kendricks, a woman who sounds and looks suspiciously like her mother. While she waits to meet the mysterious Lady Peter, Chloe makes friends with Thad Compton, a young convict.
Life in 1833 proves hectic. Someone wants to kill her. Thad is always a hairsbreadth away from being flogged. Danger is everywhere.
Eventually Chloe must choose between her two worlds--between her mother's love and Thad's friendship in 1833; or her dad, his love, and all the opportunities of the twenty-first century.

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At first, after Thad Compton time travels to the twenty-first century, he's not sure if it's been worth the bother. But once he and Chloe Murray go back to Wahmurra, his 1833 home, they find an intriguing set of messages from the past. The messages are written in what seems to be an indecipherable code. As he and Chloe work on cracking the code, Thad starts school and almost immediately makes an enemy of its resident bully. What do the messages mean? Why has their writer gone to such extremes to make them so difficult to figure out? And when it looks like Thad's destiny is intertwined with the bully's, will good or evil prevail?

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tHAD

Beyond Hope: An Illustrated History of the Fraser and Cariboo Gold Rush

Gold. With that one little word and its promise of fabulous wealth, people from all parts of the world came to British Columbia in the 1850s and 1860s. Most were ill equipped for the difficult terrain, the icy water, and the inhospitable climate. Some found the motherlode. Others settled for becoming rich merchants. Most became impoverished, and a large number lost their lives. With new roads and new settlers, the gold rush helped build Canada's West. This pictorial history tells the stories of the Fraser and Cariboo gold rush and of the lives involved in that tumultuous but decisive event in Canadian history.

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Beyond Hope

The Temerity of Hope

Kidnapped, gagged and locked in a closet, six-year-old Beverley Boissery hoped for rescue with the fierce yearning of a wounded child. Through this experience, she learned that, no matter how bleak the situation, hope would sustain and support her. This transformational memoir is funny, poignant and, at times, desolate.

“Beverley Boissery is unusually gifted and versatile as a scholar, writer, teacher and organizer. She is infectiously joyful in her faith, of which she makes no secret. Humility and others-centeredness, common sense and energy, with a youthfulness of style unusual in a person of her age, are the marks of her character. She makes an impact on those she serves.”

J.I. Packer, Rev. Canon, D. Phil., D.D., Board of Governors Professor of Theology, Regent College.

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The Temerity of Hope

Uncertain Justice: Canadian Women and Capital Punishment, 1754-1953

In 1754 Eleanor Powers was hung for a murder committed during a botched robbery. She was the first woman condemned to die in Canada, but would not be the last.

In Uncertain Justice, Beverley Boissery and Murray Greenwood portray a cast of women characters almost as often wronged by the law as they have wronged society. Starting with the Powers trial and continuing to the not-too-distant past, the authors expose the patriarchal values that lie at the core of criminal law, and the class and gender biases that permeate its procedures and applications.

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Uncertain Justice

Forgotten Secrets

Should we feel shamed by what our ancestors did? Are we doing anything that will make our descendants feel ashamed? While researching World War II for a school project, Jenn, Jo and Jas find secrets in each other's past that bind them together. Why weren't the Nazis prosecuted for the murder of more than forty Royal Winnipeg soldiers, including Jo's great-grandfather? Why won't Jaslyn's mom tell her anything about her father's side of the family? Jenn, though, discovers a lot more than she wants to know about her great-great grandfather. Those discoveries force her to ask herself hard questions making her wonder if forgotten secrets should stay forgotten.

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Forgotten Secrets

Sophie's Rebellion

Sophie Mallory’s American family knows everything about fighting the British. It’s the family tradition. But after she comes to Lower Canada in 1838, rebellion becomes personal when she’s taken prisoner. Befriended by Luc, a young rebel, she comes to see its many sides - the deep wrongs underlying the passionate revolt, the politics, and the brutal savagery of its aftermath.

This is no ordinary novel about our Canadian past. Its two wonderful characters face complicated problems of friendship, loyalty, and betrayal and begin questioning their families’ political beliefs. In Sophie’s Rebellion, Beverly Boissery deftly weaves adventure, excitement, sadness, humour, and personal growth.

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Sophie's Rebellion

Sophie's Treason

It is 1838, and in the wake of the rebellion in Lower Canada, Sophie’s and Luc’s worlds are falling apart. Luc is powerless as his only brother stands trial for treason, while Sophie searches for clues to her father’s mysterious disappearance. Meanwhile, her scheming brothers threaten to rip away Sophie’s inheritance. Luc’s brother is sentenced to die by hanging, and then, when it seems nothing more can go wrong, Sophie thinks Lady Theodosia Thornleigh, who has always been her strongest support and hope for the future, may secretly be planning to leave her young charge.

Without family to protect them, Sophie and Luc can trust no one but each other but can their desperate bid for independence withstand attacks from the justice system and the adults around them?

At the darkest hour of their lives Sophie and Luc must use intelligence, ingenuity, and courage in the struggle to secure a bright future for themselves and those they love.

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Sophie's Treason

Sophie's Exile

In the aftermath of the 1838 rebellion in Lower Canada, Sophie Mallory’s father is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment in Australia. But there is no question about what Sophie should do: with her guardian, Lady Theodosia Thornleigh, and Luc Moriset, she sets sail for Sydney. She finds Australia an outside-down country. The water goes down the drain the opposite way, half the population are (or have been) convicts. In one notorious incident, her father, Benjamin, and the Canadian convicts arrest police. Lady Theo even finds herself renting a house from her own servants.

Shortly after they settle in Sydney, Sophie and Luc make friends with the Hendricks twins. Luc quickly chums with Billy, but Sophie astonishes everyone. She loathes, despises, and abominates Polly. Luc despairs of her, and Lady Theo compounds the problem by sending Sophie to Polly’s boarding school. When the school closes temporarily, due to an outbreak of scarlet fever, the girls rashly decide to make their own way to Polly’s house in the country. Not surprisingly, they’re kidnapped by bush rangers. During their escape, Polly’s feet become dangerously infected when she jumps onto an oyster bed. Trying to avoid recapture, Sophie must make her way across Port Stephens in a one-oared rowboat to save Polly.

When her father and Luc’s brother are pardoned, Sophie faces the biggest decision of her life to that point – whether or not her place of exile will be her home.

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