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William Forsyth: land of hopes and dreams

William Forsyth: land of hopes and dreams

In 1798, William Forsyth arrives in the New World from Scotland, trained as a clergyman and determined to make his mark. After a false start or two, William finds his place in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and begins a forty-year ministry.


"A cross-over between lighthearted story telling and the historical account of settlers in Nova Scotia. She brings to life their joys and trials through her characters’ eyes, experiences, and feelings." - author Jason Humphrey

“These small communities were not insular, but impacted by world events The positive and often negative quarrels and wars of the Old World followed the people here.” - Fiona Chin-Ye, author of Sam’s Story

“We share the promise of blossoming orchards, shiver in a December blizzard, grow cold with grief, feel the joy and anxiety of courtship, and can almost taste the blueberry pie fresh from a wood-fired oven. We experience the unending work of survival, made meaningful by a commitment to church and community. I will be forever grateful to Carolyn Nicholson for breathing sub-stance into our early Planter ancestors.” - Jim Morton, a seventh-generation Planter descendant

“William Forsyth is a formidable character who finds his way into the minds of his parishioners and into the heart of the reader.” - Jodi Asbell-Clarke, author of Investigating Astronomy

“If you're interested in Nova Scotia's Dissenting and Presbyterian heritage, this account is for you.” - Betsy Hogan, minister of St. Matthew's United Church, Halifax

  • Details

    6x9 inch paperback, 328 pages

    ISBN 978-1-990187-22-3

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