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Fearful Passage North

1704, Deerfield Massachusetts—the limits of the American frontier. Seeking a normal adolescence, it is the chance meeting of a strange young man that puts excitement into Elizabeth (Lizzie) Price’s life leading to romance and a marriage not entirely embraced by her Puritan community.
During one of New England’s harshest winters, when she has just begun her wonderful new life, Lizzie and her community are violently wrenched into chaos when an army of Indians and their French military supporters burn the village and kill or capture half of its occupants. Led by leather lashes around their necks, the captives are marched for a month on a fearful passage north through the winter wilderness of Vermont to the relative metropolis of Montréal. In this totally foreign setting of French-Canadian Catholicism Lizzie is forced to find a new life.
Not only a journey through the frozen wild, but a journey through the cultures of Puritan New England, American Indian and French-Canadian Catholic—all so different, yet so hauntingly similar.
If you enjoyed the Allard Series and Kreis’ ability to bring history to life, you will love Fearful Passage North.  Read More 
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Fearful Passage North

Cold—all she knew was cold… The opening line of FEARFUL PASSAGE NORTH sounds a good deal like today in Port Huron. If you are unfortunate enough to be in the northeast today, go out your door and think of taking a 300 mile forced-walk through the wilderness. The book is being printed even as I blog and should be ready to order in about a week. Happily, most of you can then curl up by the fire to read. Read More 
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Fearful Passage

For the past three years readers have asked, “When do we get another historical fiction novel? We loved the Allards!” Well, Allard fans, it’s coming. After 13 years of research, FEARFUL PASSAGE NORTH will soon be available. Seen through the eyes of a young woman who lived it, the story is centered around one of North America’s most devastating events in the setting of the era’s three cultures: New England Puritan, French-Canadian Catholic, and Native American—cultures so very different yet so similar. Stay tuned—more to come! Read More 
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Cholera

Just as life is good for the young Allards, a minor war begins in the Chicago area with the Indian chief, Blackhawk. A group of soldiers from the war travel through Detroit and with them comes Cholera. The subsequent epidemic kills many residents including Gabriel Richard and Louis-Pierre Allard leaving his 27 year-old widow with eight children to face the future in The Allards Book Six: The Medallion. Stay tuned! Read More 
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