Growing up on a dairy farm in the mountains of British Columbia in the 1960s, three kilometres north of the American border, Natalie Ward knew little of the outside world. But she had her family - a family so close and loving that Natalie believed they were the envy of the nearby town of Atwood, particularly her eldest brother, Boyer, whom Natalie held especially close to her heart. But Natalie began to question her family's idyllic existence the summer she turned 15. The arrival of a soft-spoken stranger, an American draft-dodger called River, would test the morals and beliefs of the family and the community to the breaking point. The series of events following that summer day would leave relationships shattered and the Ward family changed forever.A truly compelling writer that has been compared to Anita Shreve, Donna Milner has delivered not just a love story, but a poignant and deeply moving account of how war and conflict can devastate lives across generations. Read with tenderness and verve by Patricia Rodriguez, this audiobook will appeal to women of all ages.
©2008 Donna Milner; (P)2008 Quercus