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Searching for Billie: A novel

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The Islands Investigations International team is back This time, Kyra Rachel and Noel Franklin are sleuthing around Quadra Island in the employ of Noel's old high school buddy, Jason Cooper. In a quiet wooded area of the island, Jason, his wife, and two younger boys are worried for the oldest son in the family. Derek was discovered badly beaten in the woods by Campbell Riv ...more
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Published October 1st 2011 by TouchWood Editions (first published May 30th 2007)
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Sheila
Aug 26, 2012 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jane Priddle is searching for children sent over from Britian during the late 1800's, early 1900's as part of the strategy developed by the British government to help British individuals who could not look after their own children. Churches were involved, thinking they were sending children, as young as 4 to needy families in Canada to a better life. Jane is working on behalf of a church mission searching for four children her own church had sent over to determine if the mission was successful. ...more
Barb
Sep 23, 2012 Barb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jane Priddle comes to Canada to search for 4 children sent over from Britain during the late 1800s as part of the strategy developed by the British government to help families who could not support their children. Churches were involved, thinking they were sending children, as young as 4 to needy families in Canada to a better life. Jane finds 3 but is looking for Billie Tomm. She knows he has travelled from Calgary to Edmonton and from there she carries on north following his trail. As Jane's s ...more
Diana
Nov 19, 2012 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 1897, Jane Priddle is sent by a mission society in England to find four “home children” who were sent to Canada so they could have a better life. She finds the first three children but continues to search for the elusive Billie. The journey takes her to the wild frontier where the gold fever has struck. As she travels to Edmonton and area, she experiences a life vastly different from her sheltered life in England. It was an interesting story. The vivid description helped me to imagine how dif ...more
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Apr 10, 2012 Shadoh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sweet, a lovely well written account of the west in the late 1800's. good characters.
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a pleasant book to read, with a happy ending
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