Mazo de la Roche was an impoverished writer in Toronto when in 1927 she won a $10,000 prize from the American magazine Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. The book became an immediate bestseller. She went on to publish sixteen novels in the popular series.
For Derek Vale, Grimstone farm is more than an inheritance. It’s an adventure and a retreat all in one, and a chance to start over. But when an affair with a seasonal fruit-picker crosses racial lines, a gathering scandal and an unexpected child are only the first signs of a storm that could rip Grimstone from its foundations.