A family secret is unearthed by an excavator’s shovel. In an effort to find answers, David Montgomery uncovers more questions. They eventually lead him on a journey of discovery that turns his comfortable life into one he could never have imagined.
This is a story of intrigue and deceit that enters one generation and has its outcome in the next. “The sins of the father shall be visited on the son.”
The Challenge: Through a Glass, Darkly
Six members of Brockville’s writers group Writers’ Ink accepted a challenge to write a book together. Writer’s Ink co-founder Anne “Bunty” Loucks wrote a novel titled In a Rosedale Garden over 20 years ago. Although it was released as a newspaper serial, it was never published as a book. The challenge accepted by the authors was to use In a Rosedale Garden as the plot, and each author would re-write their own chapter in their own style. The result is a novel titled Through a Glass, Darkly. Both novels have been combined together and published in one book. The book is titled In a Rosedale Garden but it also contains the author collaborative titled Through a Glass, Darkly.
The authors of Through a Glass, Darkly are: Anne Bunty Loucks, Patricia Cove, Dan Trafford, Dorothy Bush, Betty Cunningham, Marike Harris, R. Patricia Capitain.
I am a teacher by profession, now semi-retired. I have taught different grades in several elementary schools—even in a one-room school. I am also a sailor, gardener, writer, and lover of nature. My husband, my children, and my grandchildren are my greatest treasures. I am an active church elder whose favourite activity is sharing the good news of the gospel with others.
My first creative non-fiction book, Chronicles of a Country Girl, tells the story of a girl growing up in the 1940s. It is in the final pre-publication stage now. In September 2013, another book, William’s Problem, which tells the story of a boy’s troubles on his first day of school, was published.
I started writing short stories in my childhood. But it was after sending my youngest child off to school that I began writing in earnest. I wrote an editorial column in Brockville’s Recorder and Times newspaper under the byline “Country Girl” for several years and published a number of magazine articles.
In order to hone my skills as a writer, I enrolled in writing courses and joined Writers’ Ink, where I shared my work with fellow writers and received critiquing that encouraged me to submit my book manuscripts to a publisher. Being part of this collaborative novel has given me great pleasure. It’s been quite a challenge to rewrite my chapter without changing the original content too much.