No Choice But Freedom

A Novel of Treachery and Triumph in Colonial America

Each of the characters faces his or her own choices of depravity or virtue, slavery or freedom; choosing loyalty to family or personal principles.

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About the Book

Joanna Turnbull’s marriage to Talbot Showcroft is foundering in the wake of his emigration to the colonies, leaving her and their baby son in the care of her dictatorial father who encumbered her marriage with an unusual nuptial agreement. Her best friend Katie has been disowned by her father for taking up with a fugitive Scot fleeing the aftermath of the battle of Culloden. Joanna resolves the issues by moving to the Colonies, taking Katie and her husband with her. The book’s title is appropriate. As the plot wraps around the issues of loyalty to family and personal principles, each of the characters faces his or her own choices of depravity or virtue, slavery or freedom.

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Canterbury House Publishing, Imprint of Dudley Court Press
Publication Year: 2020
Length: 329 pages
ISBN: 9780997011906
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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