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Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides
Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides.

October 15, 2008: Now available from Goose Lane!

Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides
by Melynda Jarratt

Imagine you’re a young British or European woman caught up in the dramatic reality of war. You fall in love with and marry a soldier from a foreign country. When the war ends, you leave behind all you’ve ever known — family, friends, and way of life — for a new life in Canada. This is the story of nearly two thousand war brides who made their way to New Brunswick to join their servicemen husbands at the end of the Second World War. Arriving in a mainly rural province, these city girls faced culture shock, and social, religious and linguistic differences that would have tested the mettle of many relationships. More than sixty years later, their stories paint a compelling portrait of love, passion, perseverance, and hope in a world torn apart by war.

Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides
Melynda Jarratt (Author)
$16.95 Paperback
Published November 1, 2008 Goose Lane Editions & New Brunswick Military Heritage Project
ISBN-13: 9780864925190
ISBN-10: 0864925190
height: 7.75 in
width: 5.5 in
148 pages
illustrated, index

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This book is dedicated to the War Brides of Plaster Rock, who were the first to respond to my call for War Bride stories more than twenty years ago and who have continued to be my inspiration. Melynda Jarratt

Cover photo: Elizabeth Mary (Salter) and her husband, CSM Christopher E. Oliver of “D” Company, North Shore Regiment, on their wedding day, October 5, 1943, at St. Margaret’s Parish Church, Ditchling, Sussex. Mary sailed to Canada on the Mauretania and arrived in Bathurst, New Brunswick, on October 7, 1944. Courtesy of Mary Oliver.

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