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Fire Over Acadia

Fire Over Acadia

by Ronald E Gaffney


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Bryan Hawkins has managed to become an experienced seaman by just eighteen years of age, so when his ship is taken by privateers and his captain and crew taken hostage by the French, his captain entrusts him to deliver a message to the nearest British governor in the hope of a prisoner exchange.Message delivered, Bryan is released from his duty and falls in with the local rangers, fighting skirmishes against the French and the Indians who are loyal to them. As he grows in experience and the fighting grows in ferocity, survival and the hope of a happy future are in the balance. Set against the backdrop of the French and Indian War (part of the Seven Years War), this tale of a young man becoming a seasoned soldier tracks through some of the actual battles and struggles of the period.

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ISBN-13: 9781788300193
Publisher: Olympia Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2018
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Ronald Edward Gaffney is a retired lawyer living in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and later received his law degree at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. As a practising lawyer, he had the good fortune to both research and litigate First Nations-related treaty and land claims cases. This legal work increased both his knowledge and interest in the colonial history of Maritime Canada. He is the author of one previous work about this history entitled Battleground: Nova Scotia (December, 2015). He is married with five grandchildren.

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