When twenty-three year old Grace Woodsworth left Canada in the summer of 1928 to study for a year at the University of Paris (the Sorbonne), she imagined that her education there would involve studying the French language and culture. To her surprise, that year was the beginning of her education in love.
In Grace and the Secret Vault (Ottawa, Baico, 2017, 978-1-77216-092-5, $20) Grace, at thirteen, helped her family during the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. In Grace in Love, I continue Grace's story, showing the concerns of young women in an era of changing moral codes. Grace and the Secret Vault is for young adult readers ten and up. Grace in Love is intended for a slightly older audience - for readers in their late teens and early twenties, and older.
In writing both books I employed the research skills I learned as a history student at Queen's University (M.A, 1970, Ruth "Olson") and used some of the earlier research I had done about Grace for Grace MacInnis, A Woman to Remember (Xlibris, 2000) co-authored by myself and Joy Trott.
Grace in Love will be published in 2018 and is available, as is Grace and the Secret Vault, from myself or from firstname.lastname@example.org