Tides of Honour

Tides of Honour

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In the summer of 1916, Private Daniel Baker marches into battle with the boys of Nova Scotia’s 25th Battalion. Out of brutal necessity, Danny has steeled himself against the trials and horrors of war, but he is completely unprepared to meet the love of his life in war-torn France. Audrey Poulin has the soul of an artist. She lives alone with her grandmother in the quiet French countryside, where her only joy is in her brush and palette. When, by chance, she encounters Danny, the handsome young soldier captures her heart and inspires her painting. The young lovers believe that only together can they face the hardships the war brings. But love is just the beginning. Mere months later, Danny is gravely wounded at the Battle of the Somme, and his future is thrown into uncertainty. Soon, he and Audrey find themselves struggling to build a new life in Halifax, a city grieving its lost men. As the grey winter of 1917 sets in, Danny’s lack of purpose and Audrey’s isolation continue to mount, pulling the two apart just as a new catastrophe threatens their existence. Heartrending and enthralling, Tides of Honour is a novel of love and second chances set against Halifax’s most devastating moment of the First World War.
Publisher: Toronto : Simon and Schuster Canada, 2015
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition
ISBN: 9781476790510
Branch Call Number: FIC GRAHA G

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BPLpicks Feb 08, 2019

This emotionally intense novel tells the tale of how Daniel, a Canadian solider and Aubrey, a French country girl fell in love during the midst of war and resiliently continued to fight for their love after the battles on the Front ceased. They return to Canada, trying to adjust to life after war... Read More »


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lgraf
Apr 08, 2019

Wow what an incredible story of love during hardship. I learned so much about
Halifax & the devastating explosion of 1917. This is the first book of Genevieve's that I've read, but it won't be my last.

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McAnnieG
Mar 18, 2019

Canadian History Told in Fiction Well-written, well researched, very moving.

Danny Baker of Jeddore NS goes off to France as a Canadian solider during WW 1 and meets artist Audrey Poulin. They fall in love at first sight. Their letters become their link to the rest of their lives through many tragedies and struggles.

The Halifax Explosion in Dec 1917 is a turning point in both of their lives as well as rocking Canadians into a new aspect of war.

Danny & Audrey's story continues in Come From Away.

BPLpicks Feb 08, 2019

This emotionally intense novel tells the tale of how Daniel, a Canadian solider and Aubrey, a French country girl fell in love during the midst of war and resiliently continued to fight for their love after the battles on the Front ceased. They return to Canada, trying to adjust to life after war and injury but continue to be thrown through the perfect storm of disasters. The characters are deep and rich, with a historical accuracy that leaves you wanting to learn more.

ehbooklover Jun 09, 2018

I decided to read this book after going to a Books & Brunch event where Genevieve Graham was one of the authors interviewed. I liked the characters and I enjoyed the historical setting (especially the fact that it takes place during the Halifax Explosion). A very readable historical romance book.

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lola_jane
May 30, 2018

Kept me turning pages to find out what happens next for Danny and Audrey . I appreciated learning more about Canada's history (the Halifax explosion) through this story.

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byrongrant
Apr 06, 2018

A beautiful book. Well structured and well written. A Canadian gem.

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