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Philomene's Doll: Going to Canada

10-26-18
Book Fifteen, PHILOMENE’S DOLL

During the next five years, Philomene excels in school, church, farming, and work around the house. She looks forward to further education and a future with seemingly unlimited potential until on awful day when her new father figure, Abner dies suddenly and violently in a farming mishap. The LaForest world is turned inside out and Marie-Paul must take her children to live with relatives and Philomene is taken in by the sisters at the church to help her search for a new home. Read More 
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Philomene's Doll: Going to Canada

Belle River on the map
10-20-18
Book Fifteen, PHILOMENE’S DOLL

Life at the LaForest home becomes a Joy Philomene never expected. Abner’s wife, Marie-Paul provides a loving home where the children are treated with love and Abner and his wife, make family life and work on the farm a joy as Philomene grows to her teens in a loving environment. On her birthday, Philomene receives a wonderful yet simple gift from her aunt, a simple rag doll. The first toy that Philomene had ever receives, she calls it Jeanne, and Jeanne will and help guide Philomene through the remainder of her life. Read More 
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Philomene's Doll: Going to Canada

Philomene Heads to Canada
10-13-18
Book Fifteen, PHILOMENE’S DOLL

Two weeks before Christmas, Abner LaForest from Belle River, Canada, appears to take Philomene and her young sister, Nancy, to his home in Belle River, Canada. A kind and talkative man in contrast to Philomene’s father, Abner talks all the way to Canada about his wife and family and the wonders they are to expect. In the few hours it takes for Abner’s horse to pull the threesome to the ferry at the Canadian border, Abener has likely talked to Philomene more than her own father did during her six years of childhood. Read More 
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Philomene's Doll

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10-06-18
Book Fifteen, PHILOMENE’S DOLL

Philomene Forton is only six years old when she is standing outside her mother’s room listening to her scream during a difficult child birth. Finally her mother is silent when the midwife comes to inform the children their mother has died. The oldest, Philomene, is asked to help clean and prepare the body, a scene that will remain with her forever. Following this, her alcoholic father sends her away to live with relatives as he abandons the family. Stay tuned for more. Read More 
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