by Ida Linehan Young
Darlene Carter’s exploration for family in Newfoundland after her mother passes away is a setting we can now all relate to in some way. Ida Linehan Young’s first novel, The Stolen Ones is set during a pandemic, with Darlene facing the tragic loss of her mother from the deadly virus. After Darlene arrives on the island, she meets her family, as well another side to their story through historical journals, and comes to discover her family’s past, as well as many new secrets.
In a province recovering from the devastation of a pandemic, Darlene is also stumbling across a kinship to her family, as well as unknown pieces that could change how they believed everything came to be.
The Stolen Ones returns us to a time in Newfoundland when things were simpler, but yet more complicated. Revisit the coastline in the past through the eyes of a strong woman traumatized by the grieving loss of her mother, and the revelation of her relatives.
Prepare yourself for twists and turns through historically accurate details – a wonderful plot pitted against the backdrop of well-described characters within the present and from the past.
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