One of the driving forces behind writing this novel for author Shelley Wood was to help us remember the Dionne sisters.
Emma Trimpany, a seventeen-year-old rural (Northern Ontario) French-Canadian girl, helps to deliver the quintuplets and continues to care for them--as their nurse--for five years. Told in journal entries, newspaper clippings, and letters, The Quintland Sisters spans the years 1934 to 1939. Emma takes us behind the facade of the quints seemingly happy childhood into the drama and we learn what it meant to be a young woman in the 1930s, what it meant to live in the shadow of fame.
Shelley Wood gives a portion of the proceeds derived from this novel to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
Adding mystery and romance helped keep me riveted from page one to the final page.
'it is in doing the hardest things that we find ourselves the happiest, and that when we're happy, the harder things come easy.' (p. 433)More...
'The Quintland Sisters went on sale March 5, 2019 and was an instant bestseller on the Globe & Mail and Toronto Star Canadian bestseller list, holding the #1 spot for its first five weeks in print.' -Shelley WoodAfter reading The Quintland Sisters, you may also enjoy reading
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