Penelope Wain believes that her lover, Neil Macrae, has been killed while serving overseas under her father. That he died apparently in disgrace does not alter her love for him, even though her father is insistent on his guilt. What neither Penelope or her father knows is that Neil is not dead, but has returned to Halifax to clear his name.
Hugh MacLennanís first novel is a compelling romance set against the horrors of wartime and the catastrophic Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917.
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Review: Barometer RisingUser Review - Marion - Goodreads
I was pleased to find something from this author. The story is placed in Halifax NS at the time of the explosion. I had recently heard a radio broadcast of the collision of the ships which cause this ... Read full review
Review: Barometer RisingUser Review - Honeybadger - Goodreads
The Halifax harbour explosion provides the climactic backdrop for the tale of personal honour. Pretty solid all-around, and great Canadian history. I had no idea just how bad that explosion was until I read this. Read full review