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Elaine Cougler

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Elaine Cougler is the author of historical novels about the lives of settlers in the Thirteen Colonies who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution.
Cougler uses the backdrop of the conflict for page-turning fictional tales where the main characters face torn loyalties, danger and personal conflicts. Her Loyalist trilogy: The Loyalist’s Wife, The Loyalist’s Luck and The Loyalist Legacy.

The Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair selected The Loyalist’s Wife as a finalist in its Self-Publishing Awards. The Middlesex County Library selected the book as its choice for book club suggestions. The Writers Community of Durham Region presented Elaine with a Pay-It-Forward Award. The Loyalist’s Wife 2nd ed. received the Chill With
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Elaine Cougler On October 10 this year we'll be boarding the Princess Cruise Lines ship in New York and doing a tour with stops at Halifax, St. John, Bar Harbor,…moreOn October 10 this year we'll be boarding the Princess Cruise Lines ship in New York and doing a tour with stops at Halifax, St. John, Bar Harbor, Boston, Newport, and back to New York. We're taking a special group called the Authors and History Tour who will be part of my group talks on the history of each area we visit. Specifically I'll talk about the history relating to the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and our ports of call. I can hardly wait!(less)
Elaine Cougler Some of the fictional character names in The Loyalist's Wife I've taken from my own ancestors but their stories are fiction. In the second book, The…moreSome of the fictional character names in The Loyalist's Wife I've taken from my own ancestors but their stories are fiction. In the second book, The Loyalist's Luck, I've used more names just for my own and my family's pleasure. John Garner was a real person; Lucy was not. William Garner is based on my ancestor as is his wife, Catherine Cain. In fact they were my great great great grandparents! Again 98% of their story in the books is fiction. The larger events in the trilogy are historical and I love to imagine how my own relatives endured and survived in the turbulent times of the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and afterwards.(less)
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The Loyalist's Wife

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Elaine Cougler Hi, Majenta! Woodstock, Ontario is across the lake from Erie. We're between Toronto and London. Thanks for all the action on my book reviews. I'm such a reader and finally decided to add all the reviews from over the last twenty years. It's taking me a while!
Great week as I've sent my third book to the interior designer in preparation for its publication in the fall. (The Loyalist Trilogy) And we're finally getting rain after a very dry 3 months. All best!


Majenta Hello, Elaine! Friend Request Accepted, thanks for Requesting! Congratulations on your books! Interesting that you'd contact me today, during the anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival....where is Woodstock, Canada? I'm glad to hear of its existence, and yours! I hope you're having a good week. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

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