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    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format Railway between Melville and Regina, to apply for a homestead grant at the Dominion Lands Office He is eager to become the most thriving homesteader in the townships of Neudorf and Lemberg, Saskatchewan, set aside for Gustav s people, the German Lutherans, by Sir Clifford Sifton in Canada s Last Best West land deal What he doesn t realize is that beyond becoming a man and a landowner, life as he knows it is about to crumble from his grasp Family drama and conflict plague Gustav as he learns English the language that sparks hatred in his staunchly traditional father, Christian and discovers that his parents have arranged his marriage to sixteen year old Amelia Schweitzer."/>
  • Paperback
  • 379 pages
  • Arriving: 1909-1919
  • Corinne Jeffery
  • English
  • 05 August 2019
  • 9780986943

10 thoughts on “Arriving: 1909-1919

  1. Elinor Elinor says:

    If you love family sagas, this first book in the Understanding Ursula trilogy will keep you engaged This is a very long, dense novel describing the original settlement of the extended Werner family, German speaking immigrants, in southern Saskatchewan There are several differences between this and the typical settler story Being a very traditional German family, the Werners avoid mingling with the English and thus keep their own cultural customs, such as arranged marriages The path to assi If you love family sagas, this first book in the Understanding Ursula trilogy will keep you engaged This is a very long, dense novel describing the original settlement of the extended Werner family, German speaking immigrants, in southern Saskatchewan There are several differences between this and the typical settler story Being a very traditional German family, the Werners avoid mingling with the English and thus keep their own cultural customs, such as arranged marriages The path to assimilation is a rocky one for the younger family members And their lifestyle is not romanticized in the least, as along with the happy family times are instances of mental illness, cruelty and abuse In other words, this is a novel filled with complex characters who grew and changed throughout My only small concern was that I found the dialogue somewhat formal, although I believe it was the author s intention to show that the characters were speaking in their native tongue Finally, although this was a self published novel, the writing and editing were top notch


  2. Evelyn Evelyn says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story, I described it to a friend as Little House on the Prairie for grown ups While I found the dialogue quite stilted and formal, the story was compelling and hard to put down.In my mind s eye I pictured the Werner farm and house exactly like the one belonging to an aunt and uncle of mine Even though it was the 1970 s, they had no plumbing, and there was a large wood stove in the kitchen, a water pail with a dipper for drinking, an outhouse, cows to milk by hand, I thoroughly enjoyed this story, I described it to a friend as Little House on the Prairie for grown ups While I found the dialogue quite stilted and formal, the story was compelling and hard to put down.In my mind s eye I pictured the Werner farm and house exactly like the one belonging to an aunt and uncle of mine Even though it was the 1970 s, they had no plumbing, and there was a large wood stove in the kitchen, a water pail with a dipper for drinking, an outhouse, cows to milk by hand, milk to separate, pigs to feed the slop pail to, a huge gardenin other words, it was this city kid s idea of paradise Coincidentally, this farm from my childhood is located in the same general vicinity as Neudorf, SK


  3. Donna Donna says:

    Where are the editors Stilted conversations every last time The story needs less words


  4. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    This book has two things I love very much Drama and Canadian History I had a hard time putting this book down every night as I was drawn into the world of Gustav Werner and his German family Jeffery provided plenty of believable and enduring characters and plot surprises to keep me turning the pages The ending of this book left me in such suspense that I had to go out and find the sequel right away.


  5. Delilah Trenaman Delilah Trenaman says:

    This is a great story I like that it is set in sask I also like that it is very true to life of what it was like in the early part of the 1900 s.


  6. Lori-Ann Sawatsky Lori-Ann Sawatsky says:

    LOVED this book I have fallen in love with all of the author s wonderfully developed characters.


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Arriving: 1909-1919[PDF / Epub] ✅ Arriving: 1909-1919 By Corinne Jeffery – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Corinne Jeffery s Canadian historical fiction trilogy, Understanding Ursula, vividly recreates the pioneer world of the Canadian prairies with a multitude of memorable characters You ll lose yourself Corinne Jeffery s Canadian historical fiction trilogy, Understanding Ursula, vividly recreates the pioneer world of the Canadian prairies with a multitude of memorable characters You ll lose yourself between the pages as you watch them struggle to survive and flourish, always at the mercy of Mother Nature and the ever changing seasons on the unfettered plainsOn July the day after his eighteenth birthday, Gustav Werner takes the inaugural ride on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway between Melville and Regina, to apply for a homestead grant at the Dominion Lands Office He is eager to become the most thriving homesteader in the townships of Neudorf and Lemberg, Saskatchewan, set aside for Gustav s people, the German Lutherans, by Sir Clifford Sifton in Canada s Last Best West land deal What he doesn t realize is that beyond becoming a man and a landowner, life as he knows it is about to crumble from his grasp Family drama and conflict plague Gustav as he learns English the language that sparks hatred in his staunchly traditional father, Christian and discovers that his parents have arranged his marriage to sixteen year old Amelia Schweitzer.


About the Author: Corinne Jeffery

Corinne Jeffery is the author of the bestselling Canadian historical fiction trilogyUnderstanding Ursula with titles Arriving , Thriving ,and Choosing A graduate of the Brandon General Hospital School ofNursing with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Manitoba, she is aformer educator with Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton After many years inWinnipeg, she moved to St Albert, Alberta, where she has been a long time residentwith her husband and family Lords and Lepers is her fourth novel.