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An old house. A single mother.
An epic battle with the wilderness.

Broke and desperate, Molly Bannister accepts the ironclad condition laid down in her great-aunt’s will: to spend one year in an abandoned, off-the-grid farmhouse in the remote backwoods of northern Alberta. If successful, she can sell the farm and fund her four-year-old daughter’s badly needed medical treatments.

The book was released in February 2018!


Winning the war was everything.
Even if it meant losing herself.

ELINOR FLORENCE: Author and Speaker



After a long career in journalism, I fulfilled my dream of writing fiction. My first wartime novel, Bird's Eye View, was published in 2014 by Dundurn Press of Toronto and has since become a Canadian bestseller, listed in both the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star newspapers.

My newest novel Wildwood, released in February 2018, explores   the homesteader experience inspired by my own family history.

I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, but for many years my home has been the resort town of Invermere, British Columbia, in the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Like Miss Marple, I love village life. I’m also passionate about Canadian history and all things vintage, from beadwork to bombers.

 For more about me, click the About button at the top.

Most of all, I love to write. My blog called Wartime Wednesdays features stories I uncovered while researching our country’s proud wartime past. Check it out by clicking the Blog button.

I've published many of the stories from Wartime Wednesdays in my non-fiction book, My Favourite Veterans: True Stories From World War Two's Hometown Heroes.

Read more about all three books, including my new novel Wildwood, by clicking the Books link at the top of this page.

Finally, I love to hear from my readers. Click the Contact button at the top to find out how to reach me. Happy reading!