About The Book
From the time of its capture by British and New England forces in 1710, the French Colony of “Acadia” in the American Northeast was contested by France, French Acadian settlers and the First Nations or “Indian” tribes of the region. They attacked the isolated English presence at, “Annapolis Royal” (formerly the French colonial capital of “Port Royal”) and made periodic attempts to wrestle the renamed British Colony of “Nova Scotia” away from its new conquerors after France formally ceded the Colony to Great Britain in 1713. The story of the Battle for Nova Scotia begins, however, during so-called “King Georges War” in America (1744-1748) with a renewed French effort to seize the only two English settlements in Nova Scotia, Annapolis Royal and the English fishing station at Canso. Between 1746 and 1763 France made a determined effort to maintain its presence in “Old Acadia” but succumbed to a British campaign to both preserve and enlarge its Colony of Nova Scotia. Yet, just when Great Britain finally felt secure in Nova Scotia, it came under attack from American rebels bent on establishing a new, independent Republic along the Atlantic Seaboard The characters in our trilogy of tales are witness to the tumultuous events of the period 1746 to 1815 in Nova Scotia and live, love and struggle in the heat of the desperate Battle for Nova Scotia.