Magdalena’s Song

A Mysterious Man or The Ghost of a Gypsy

When a mysterious old man arrived in the village on the Saugeen River in Grey County the lives of some of the most influential villagers begin to unravel quickly. Is Daniel the ghost of a gypsy who once loved a woman from the area? Is he a labour organizer with a very slick cover story? Whatever - or whoever - he is, the village will never be the same after Daniel leaves.

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About the Book

For Pat’s fourth novel “Magdalena’s Song” , She chose to place the characters in a small village in rural Ontario. The book’s story takes place during a twelve day period in 1947 when a mysterious old man arrived in the village on the Saugeen River in Grey County. Like any small communities, the man’s appearance is considered suspicious by a number of local residents, especially when the lives of some of the most influential villagers begin to unravel quickly after his arrival. Is Daniel the ghost of a gypsy who once loved a woman from the area? Is he a labour organizer with a very slick cover story? Whatever – or whoever – he is, the village will never be the same after Daniel leaves. Magdalena’s Song was written as a lasting tribute to the Romani who traveled through southern Ontario during the 1920’s to early 1950’s. The story immortalizes those individuals who traveled “the road” and whose music, that Pat heard as a child, which has always remained in her heart.

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Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Canterbury House Publishing, Imprint of Dudley Court Press
Publication Year: 2020
Length: 258 pages
ASIN: B08DZFZT91
ISBN: 9780990841609
eBook Price: 4.99
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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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