From the best-selling author of The Adventures of Charlie Smithers.
"C.W. Lovatt possesses incredible talent, and it is my unreserved
opinion that Josiah Stubb: The Siege of Louisbourg deserves a prominent
place on any history buff's bookshelf." ~ The Winnipeg Review
"Fans of C. S. Forster's Horatio Hornblower and Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe will love it!"
It is 1758 and The Seven Years War is raging. The military might of
the British and French empires collide in a desperate bid to control the
key strategic Fortress of Louisbourg and, in turn, Quebec and
French-held North America.
One man caught amidst the bloodshed is the young grenadier, Josiah
Stubb. Raised by a whore amidst poverty and incest, Josiah seemed doomed
from birth to a life in the gutter. His attempt to leave his sordid
past behind leads him to Louisbourg, but it comes back to haunt him in
the form of a gifted officer, battling his own inner demons.
As the siege blazes towards its inevitable bloody climax, will
Josiah live to overcome the formidable obstacles that keep him chained
to his past, or will his aspirations for a better life die with him on
the brooding shores of Ile Royale?