This is a Canadian historical fiction book about generations of a family living in New Foundland throughout the 1900’s. The hear tof the book is set in 1948 around the time that the people of New Foundland had to vote between joining Canada as part of the Confederation or sticking with England and Responsible Government idealogy. . The book explores this time and it’s effect on the Flannigan family though 1966.
I enjoyed this book very much. It is a light easy read, that deals with the quirks, customs and sorrows of a community that lives in Cape Verde, a small community in New Foundland. I didn’t know very much about this time nor about the people of the Maritimes, so this book gave me insight of both the history and community of New Foundland.
Being a fan of historical fiction, a genre where I can learn while escaping into another world, I really enjoyed this 229 page read.
Book Review by Lynne Karey-McKenna