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Over 250 years, from 1750s to 2001, three distinctly different men arrive, settle and strive in the Golden Horseshoe region of Southern Ontario, Canada. As time passes, their growing families mix and mingle in the burgeoning wine region known as Niagara.

Expect very good times, expect very bad times.

Award-winning Canadian author and artist, MLHolton, has created a hybrid
Paperback, Artist First Edition, 340 pages
Published by MLH Productions / Acorn Press Canada (first published October 15th 2018)
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James Fisher
If you like multi-generational sagas, then Trillium will be right up your alley. Myself, I am not such a fan of sagas because I find it difficult to follow all the characters in such a vast story. If this were the only book I was reading, I could probably struggle with it, but as I read from several books at a time, my mind needs a refresher so I can recall what was occurring where I left off reading. Ms. Holton's writing style is certainly easy to follow, and she excels at recreating the time p ...more
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Spanning 250 years, and set in the lush wine-making district of southern Ontario, this hybrid historical fiction examines the lives of three very distinct families. Expect the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

The very limited 'Artist First Edition' was released at the end of October, 2018, and is no longer available. The updated mainstream print and e-book editions are now available via > - Alternate e-book formats are available at Books2Read link -

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Lina Hansen
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TRILLIUM by Margaret Lindsay Holton

Original and unique, both the story premise and the setting of Margaret Holton’s TRILLIUM triggered my interest. TRILLIUM tells the story of Canada’s Niagara Peninsula from the advent of the first European settlers in 1750 up to the beginning of this millennium, a story that becomes an epic journey not only through time but also a very specific location. A story? No: an epic saga of three families spanning generations. Three young settlers, Tom, Franco,
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario, a young farm boy sits at the front of a boat as lookout, in the year 1758. A man from Sicily steps off a ship and finds himself in the bustling Hamilton Harbour as he looks for work, in the year 1835. Finally, a man from Dublin looking to make his fortune finds himself tossed out of a bar on Barton Street, in 1885. These are the seeds that Holton plants to begin the intricate intertwining of stories throughout the book. Trillium sees these three char ...more
Veronica Barton
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three men, three families, and 250 years of life stories and secrets flow through this masterful tale by author M.L. Holton. War between the British and French comes to an end, at the dawn of a new Canada. Land is royally granted, setting up the beginning of unimaginable fortunes and business opportunities for the few, agricultural livelihoods supporting generations for others, and power schemes fueled by jealousy and envy for some that will do anything to get their way.

The Trillium
Marian Thorpe
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweeping, multi-generational, multi-family saga, Trillium tells the story of the European settlement and development of the Canadian lands bordering Lake Ontario, the Niagara Peninsula in particular.
Many more decades ago than I like to admit, in my final year of high school I took a locally-developed history course focused on exactly the same time period as the first section of Trillium, and even covered some of the same historical characters that are interwoven in the fictional story he
Louise Cannon
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Take an opportunity to sit back and enjoy Trillium - an enlightening and insightful portrayal of multi-generations of families. You will be immersed in their way of agricultural life throughout historical events as they occur. The book superbly weaves fact and fiction to create a fascinating journey of the character's lives.
This is a great read for all saga lovers or readers who would like to try something new.
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put this book down. I thoroughly enjoyed the well-written family saga of compelling, lovable (and some downright detestable) characters who settled in the Niagara region, and over the centuries developed its fertile land into the world-renowned wine country it is today.
Catherine Oliver
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful intergenerations saga following 3 families who come to Canada in the 1750s. We watch them grow as the country grow and despite themselves they come intertwined. Holton creates memorable families and individuals. A great read!
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