Anna: Child of the Poor House

Through Anna we experience the trauma the Poor House inflicted, and journey with her as she tries to free herself from the ghosts created therein.

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About the Book

Born into the Wellington County House of Industry & Refuge, the “Poor House” near Fergus, Ontario, Canada then bound out to a wealthy family in Toronto, Anna Ellington returns to Fergus in 1904 as a beautiful young woman in search of her family. She hopes to find out why her mother ended up in the County Poor House. During her visit to the area she interacts with some interesting local characters but also finds romance, wealth, mystery, intrigue and answers to many questions. Readers will never forget Anna and the folks that enter her life.

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Canterbury House Publishing, Imprint of Dudley Court Press
Publication Year: 2020
Length: 337 pages
ISBN: 9781945401404
eBook Price: 4.99
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About the Author
Pat Mestern

Pat Mestern has always called the Upper Grand River Valley in southern Ontario home. The combination of its beautiful natural heritage and multi-cultural diversity - the Scots, Irish, English, German, Mennonite and Amish settled this vibrant area - plays a major role in forming the characterizations and settings for her works of historical fiction that are set in Canada. Traveling and writing provide her with endless ideas for scenarios, time periods and characters for those works of fiction that are set "away". She credits her upbringing, surrounded by books, music, good conversation and encouragement from family for her love of history, and the ability to write.

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