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Touchstones: Provenance of the Stones Book II

$25.00

The Rideau Lakes mystery continues with Aggie, Drake, Keith and Matt, her girlfriends and neighbours – courageous immigrants all – amidst the harsh wilderness and the industrial landscape of 1850s Province of Canada.

Winter sets upon the land, and neighbours safely harbour Aggie and Drake. The icy froth of rushing spring waters clouds the truth… and the equinox brings with it a gift and a change of heart for Aggie.

“…the moon shall rise and the moon shall fall, but the spring and winter moons foretell all…” went her mum’s tale.

Keith steals away to London with an unwitting companion; Matt’s latest campaign south of the border with the Railroad meets with success and resistance; and lost families reunite.

They all face challenges against uncertain measures…but there is certainty in hope and always reason to give thanks and toast freedom with love, friendship, and family.

Touchstones, is the second book in Patricia Josefchak’s, Provenance of the Stones series.

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Weight .495 kg
Dimensions 25.4 x 19.5 x 1.9 cm

1 review for Touchstones: Provenance of the Stones Book II

  1. It was last winter that staff at the Perth Union Library and Patricia Josefchak, a local historic mystery author, met to discuss ideas for a writing workshop that they could offer the community.

    On Saturday, Nov. 4, hosted by the Perth Union Library, Patricia conducted a Creative Tool Kit Presentation/Workshop for a handful of teens and tweens.

    “They love to write and most aspire to be authors … they were truly a pleasure to be with,” Josefchak began, “and Perth’s library is a perfect venue; you’re surrounded by creativity and heritage.

    “Sometimes there’s no lack of love or motivation … sometimes it’s getting past the blank page and finding inspiration. I’m not here to teach how to write, but rather to share a method I’ve used all my life to prompt creativity … a tool, if you like, that a writer can add to their creative tool kit.”

    This presentation/workshop offers such a tool, and sharing her experience is important to Josefchak. “It’s my motivation for putting the time and effort into developing and preparing this workshop. There are two parts. I start with a 45-50 minute presentation where I present the approach and encourage questions and interaction and, then the participants get a chance to try it.”

    And how did it go?

    She replied, “I was very pleased with the results of my efforts and even happier that the group was eager to try and, I think, maybe even a little surprised that they liked the results of their efforts. Some said they would continue to work on the idea they began in the workshop.”

    The next date for the Creative Tool Kit Presentation/Workshop is Saturday, Nov. 18 (noon to 2 p.m.) for adult participants. The course is limited to six participants so that quality time can be spent on discussion, questions and efforts of the workshop.

    And if the Nov. 18 date is full, Josefchak says she’ll be happy to schedule more with the Perth Union Library as often as there is interest. There is no charge … “it’s my way of giving back to my neighbourhood and my community,” she said.

    She and her husband live on Otter Lake and they call the Rideau Lakes ‘home.’ Patricia signed and donated her latest book to the Perth Union Library, just released last week by Burnstown Publishing House (www.burnstownpublishing.com), called Touchstones, Provenance of the Stones, Book II, which is the second in the historic Rideau Lakes mystery series set in 1850s Canada. It’s available at local booksellers and directly from the publisher.

    For more information or to register, please visit contact the library at 613-267-1224 or info@perthunionlibrary.ca.

    Submitted by the Perth Union Library

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