"Winters today just aren't like those of our Canadian ancestors, and as time goes by children just don't understand how difficult the pioneering experience was in our country. I don't think they can conceive of the total isolation and danger that accompanied the dramatic snowfalls and deadly temperatures that used to be a hallmark of Canadian winters."
Set in 1866, the novel recounts the story of five children forced to fend for themselves against nature and the elements at Christmastime. Lein, the author of five published books, has a special affinity for this children's tale.
"The Three Saints was a way for me to share the pioneer experiences of my ancestors, while at the same time honouring the kind of story-telling my grandmother shared. Story-telling is such an important way of connecting with our personal and cultural history. I wrote this book with that in mind—parents and grandparents reading it to children during the holidays."
The Three Saints of Christmas is published by InkWater Press. Information on the novel, Beverly, and her other books is available at beverlylein.wordpress.com
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