A story of heroism and heartbreak for 13-year-old Acadian Nathalie Belliveau.
Separated from her family during the brutal 1755 expulsion of Acadians, Nathalie escapes and walks halfway across Nova Scotia to safety in Cap-Sable. When the compassionate Amirault family takes her in, she falls for their shy son Ange. But Nathalie’s happiness is shattered by another wave of deportations by the British that keep the young lovers apart. Nathalie users her tenacity and self-awareness to survive as an indentured servant.
Based on the real lives of two Acadian families, the novel is grounded in historic facts of the Acadian expulsion and their exile in Massachusetts and North Carolina.
A recent development is that “Nathalie” is one of CBC’s top 27 YA books to read this spring.
This book is available on Amazon, Indigo, and from Ronsdale Press or on request at a bookstore near you.