Thomas Manning, branded a deserter from the British Navy, is forced to change his name to James Alford to avoid the death penalty. Determined to forge a new life on the Gasp Peninsula, he struggles to survive the harsh landscape and win the hand of Catherine Garrett. After working in harsh sub-zero woods, he saves the life of an orphan working in a sawmill, and so gains crucial lumber to build a homestead out of intractable wilderness. But first he must battle murderous brigands to rescue a starving bull calf he hopes will be the first of the oxen he so desperately needs to clear his land. Finally, heroically surviving Canada's worst-ever famine, he faces down implacable bureaucracies to keep the farm he has been fighting to bring under cultivation.A captivating and fast-paced adventure, THE SURVIVOR is Book Two of the Alford Saga, a series chronicling two hundred years of Canadian history, as seen through the eyes of one settler's family.
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Review: The Survivor (Alford Saga #2)User Review - Peter Mcash - Goodreads
The second of 2 in a series. Interesting insight into life on Gaspe in early 1800's Read full review
Review: The Survivor (Alford Saga #2)User Review - Terri - Goodreads
Enjoyed the book. Book 2 in the Alford Saga series. Historical fiction about settlers in the Gaspe Coast of Canada. A little amatuerish but still enjoyable. Appropriate for young adults as well. Clean. Read full review