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 MacLennan’s 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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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
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Found this book on a bench (a bookcrossing book) at the Sydney Domestic Airport railway station and started reading it immediately. Well written and easy to read - encapsulates very briefly the lives ... Read full review