It’s the Age of Elegance in the summer playground of the affluent and powerful. But their charmed lives begin to unravel with the onset of the Great War, in which many are destined to become part of the “lost generation”. The Summer Before the Storm is a 2010 Muskoka Chautauqua Reading List winner!
Elusive Dawn continues to follow the lives, loves, and fortunes of the privileged Wyndham family and their friends. Living in the shadows of fear and danger awakens the urgency to grasp life, to live more immediately, more passionately amid the enormity of unprecedented death. Those who survive are forever changed, like Canada itself.
The catastrophic war is over, but those who survived now face the final battle - to rebuild their lives and protect their secrets. Meanwhile, the younger generation struggles to defy convention in a daring new era of scandalous excess and social upheaval, under the seductive moon of the glittering Jazz Age.
The riveting tale of a generation torn apart by war. Whether in or under the treacherous skies of Britain and Europe, young men and women struggle to survive the relentless demands and sacrifices of war, sometimes with conflicted loyalties, and wonder if they dare to risk their hearts as well.