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IMG_0921WAR BRIDES: one-way passage by Bev Tosh

Essay by Dr. Laura Brandon (Historian, Art and War) who escorts the reader on a fascinating virtual tour of Bev Tosh’s war bride exhibition as displayed at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Artist Bev Tosh is the daughter of a military pilot and his Canadian war bride.

(48-pages, over 100 colour photographs that include 80 portrait paintings of Canadian war brides)

Price: $20.00 plus postage  Please click here if you wish to order a copy of this book


Captured Hearts: New Brunswick by Melynda Jarratt

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Imagine you’re a young woman caught up in the ugly reality of war. You meet and fall in love with a young soldier from a foreign country. You marry and your world is upended: when the war ends, you leave all you’ve ever known behind – your family, friends, and way of life – to begin a new life in Canada.

This is the story of hundreds of women who made their way to New Brunswick at the end of the Second World War. Between 1942 and 1948, young women from all over Europe came to this part of Canada with their servicemen husbands. Some married Aboriginal New Brunswickers; others married French-speaking Acadians; still others married New Brunswickers of British descent. In these rivetting accounts, wives, widows, fiancées, and those whose marriages failed and returned to Europe tell compelling stories of prejudice, perseverance, kindness, hope, defeat, and triumph.

Price $16.95  Available on-line at


Promise in the Void  by Eileen MacDonald

This story  has a great plot line and character development  and it provides great insight into the lives of Canadian War Brides and their families.  It captures the essence of the era when many War Brides came to Canada and it inspires the reader to appreciate the contribution of War Brides.


Price $17.95 (also available as an ebook for $4.95)

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Other Books

The following books that might be of interest may be available through,  as an e-book,  at your local book store, through a used book seller or your local library:


41ABEZ5KVWL__AA160_  Blackouts to Bright Lights: Canadian War Bride Stories

by Barbara Ladouceur (Editor)




Promise You`ll Take Care of my Daughter

by Ben Wicks



51-p6IeSTcL__SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Voices of the Left Behind: Project Roots and the Canadian War Children of World War 2

by Olga Rains, Lloyd Rains and Melynda Jarrett


51chgbEgzdL__AA160_The Occupied Garden: Recovering the story of a Family in the war-torn Netherlands

by Kristen den Hartog and Tracy Kasaboski


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by Peggy O`Hara


41+lsoDC9pL__SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Canada`s War Grooms and the Girls who stole their hearts

by Judy Kozar


51D8R807N2L__SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes

by Linda Granfield


novelThe Little Coat: The Bob & Sue Elliott Story by Alan J. Buick

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We Became Canadians by Olga RainsWe Became Canadians (1984)

by Olga Rains


Children of the Liberation coverChildren of the Liberation (1985)

by Olga Rains



Summer of `46 coverSummer of `46 (1988)

by Olga Rains



Tulips in the Wind coverTulips in the Wind (2015)

by Olga Rains