Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saint John~Canada's Oldest City and Setting for Timeless Love #timetravel @KarynGerrard

1969—Underworld enforcer Joey Indelli didn't expect an English Regency Era carriage to appear before his very eyes in a thunderbolt of light. Inside he discovers a disoriented beauty, the honorable and delectable Catherine Worthington.

Catherine finds herself immediately attracted to her rough and very masculine rescuer but is determined to return to her home in 1821 Cornwall, England.

Seeing the carriage appear in front of him, Indelli believes her story but is convinced she has no choice but to stay in 1969.

Will the love that develops between them fade with their parting or somehow keep them together and prove...timeless?

  • File Size: 311 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing (March 22, 2012)

This time travel is a little different as you can read from the blurb. The heroine is from 1821, but lands in 1969! Groovy baby!
I decided to set this in the city where I was born (I moved to Nova Scotia when I was five) All my extended family still lives here.

COOL FACT: My ancestor was a Loyalist (which means he fought for the British), he landed in Saint John with his family after the American Revolutionary War, so my roots there go deep.  (He came from Georgia, after immigrating there in 1769 from Scotland)

A few facts: (WIKI)  Saint John is the largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the maritime provinces. It is known as the Fundy City due to its location on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River, as well as being the only city on the bay. In 1785 Saint John became the first incorporated city in Canada

Above is a shot of the 'uptown' as Saint Johners call it, circa late 60's. I had a nostalgic trip down memory lane setting this story in Saint John. I listened to '60's music as I wrote. I'm aging myself to say I was a little kiddie in the late '60's and remembered the city a lot from numerous trips staying with my grandparents, my grandfather even made a cameo appearance in the story!

Saint John has changed a lot since the Sixties, much of the manufacturing (like everywhere) has disappeared,
but there are a ton of old, interesting buildings and tourist attractions in and around the old city. In the heart of the uptown is King's Square.

A beautiful park setting, the bandstand has been there since 1908 and has recently been refurbished. A lot of concerts in the summer months. King's Square has been there for centuries. It was built first, and the city sprung up around it.
Across from King's Square is the Loyalist Burial Ground, also a park of its own. Not many of the old gravestones still stand, but the ones that do are cool.

Click on this LINK to get a 360 degree view of the area~

And yes, my Hero and heroine visit the 'uptown' including King's Square!  If you're every in the Maritime provinces, check out Saint John!


Karyn Gerrard Bio:

Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She wiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea.

Tortured heroes are a must. A multi-published author with a few best-sellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write in different genres and time periods, though historicals are her favorite. As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden.

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.

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