Told by an older man reminiscing about his youthful exploits and successes, Lorimer of the Northwest recounts Ralph Lorimer's emigration to Canada, his marriage to the beautiful Grace Carrington, and his remarkable rise to the top of the agriculture sector.
Can't get enough of rip-roaring tales from the classic era of action-adventure? Tear into Harold Bindloss' The Coast of Adventure for a stiff dose of everything that makes this genre so enticing: exotic locales, stormy love affairs, gorgeous landscapes, and lots of pulse-pounding excitement.
Though he was born in England and spent much of his life in that country, author Harold Bindloss is remembered as one of the foremost chroniclers of the pioneer era in Canada. The novel Northwest! follows protagonist Jimmy Leyland as he attempts to find his fortune -- and perhaps romance -- in the Canadian countryside.
Fans of classic westerns will appreciate this unique take on the genre. Set in the wide open prairies of western Canada, A Damaged Reputation focuses on a rancher who finds himself stuck in a perilously tricky situation. Will Brooke be able to restore his once-unimpeachable standing before it's too late?
Set amidst the vast prairies of western Canada, Prescott of Saskatchewan is an engaging novel that highlights the importance of friendship, loyalty, and love in times of adversity. When Prescott's dear friend goes missing, he eagerly heads up the search effort—until he himself is accused of murdering the missing man. Will Prescott be able to clear his name? Read this classic western to find out.
The remarkably prolific author Harold Bindloss was born and died in England, but he spent many of the intervening years working odd jobs in exotic locales around the world as a means of sating his unquenchable wanderlust. His novel Thurston of Orchard Valley introduces readers to the gruff, hardscrabble Geoffrey Thurston, who, like a long line of his forebears, works the land. When an unlikely romance blossoms, Thurston's routine existence...
Though he lived much of his life in England, author Harold Bindloss never forgot the Canadian prairies where he spent some time as a farmer in his early adulthood. Weakened by disease later in life, Bindloss took up writing, and the vast majority of his westerns were set in the rolling plains of Canada. Winston of the Prairie is one of Bindloss' most acclaimed novels, and it's sure to please fans of classic westerns.
Set in the rugged terrain of Western Canada, the classic novel The Protector follows the ups and downs of a persistent prospector. Though long unsuccessful in his pursuits, Wallace Vane suddenly makes a major discovery. Will it be enough to put his troubled life back on track?
Though British by birth, Harold Bindloss spent much of his early adulthood wandering the world, performing odd jobs. He found himself particularly enchanted by the Canadian Northwest and went on to set dozens of Western novels in the region. In The Greater Power, logger Derrick Nasmyth finds himself in an unexpected quandary.
Life on the Canadian prairie can be trying under the very best of circumstances. When the odds are stacked against you, it takes remarkable inner strength and fortitude to make it work. Those are lessons that long-time railroad man Festing must learn the hard way when he decides to make a career change and take up farming.
Lieutenant Richard Brandon is renowned for his talent as a civil engineer, and he applies an engineer's orderliness to his every aspect of his life. So when he crosses paths with the decidedly unconventional Clare Kenwardine and finds himself developing strong feelings for her, he begins to question everything he believes in.
Long Odds is another entry in the list of classic Westerns produced by an unlikely master of the genre, British-born Harold Bindloss. If you like your action-adventure served up with plenty of romance, gripping plot twists, honorable but taciturn heroes, and heartrending descriptions of the vast prairie, you've come to the right place.
On the eve of World War I, Scottish expatriate Andrew Johnstone, who has been exploring the wilds of Canada since an injury ended his military career, receives troubling news from back home: His young cousin Harry has fallen in with a dangerous crowd and is imperiling his future with a series of questionable choices. Johnstone decides to make his way home with an American chum in tow to try to fulfill his duty to family and country.
Although he was born in and spent much of his life in England, Harold Bindloss spent some of his formative early adulthood in Western Canada. His memories of this time served as creative fodder when Bindloss turned to fiction writing later in life. Wyndham's Pal serves up classic Bindloss at his best, with plenty of action, adventure, and romance.
Andrew Allinson has sworn a solemn vow to his long-time friend Tom Olcott that he will look out for Tom's wife while Tom is working overseas in West Africa. But making good on his promise turns out to be a bit more complicated than Andrew had expected.
Although he is well liked in his community, many members of which remember him fondly as a young man, Richard Blake's stint in the Canadian military is shrouded in a miasma of mystery — and according to some, dishonor. Will he be able to restore his good name and win back the good graces of his friends and loved ones?
This engaging David-and-Goliath tale is set against the sprawling backdrop of Canada's open prairies. Rancher Ormesby and his group of chums hatch a clever plan to outwit greedy corporate interests, but will they be able to pull it off before it's too late? Along the way, Ormesby finds love where he least expected it.
Set in the cut-throat environment of Canada's burgeoning lumber industry, this intriguing mystery from Harold Bindloss begins with the discovery that the son of a lumber tycoon has been brutally killed. What's more, a cache of valuable bonds has been stolen from the office safe — a safe to which only the murdered man knew the combination.
Although many of his relatives back home in England don't understand his lifestyle, emigrant Jim Thirlwell has survived and even thrived in the primitive wilds of Canada. But when it comes to finding a wife and settling down, he's torn between the practical choice and his heart's true desire.
Like many of Harold Bindloss' novels, The Gold Trail unfolds against the backdrop of western Canada in its early pioneer years. In the midst of preparing a new railroad route, Clarence Weston and his fellow laborers face challenge after challenge. When romance enters the picture, it's almost too much for him to handle.