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Margaret A. Westlie
Silver Bells - Margaret A. Westlie

Prince Edward Island author Margaret A. Westlie announces that the launch of her latest novel, Silver Bells, will take place at 2 pm on November 10, at the Montague Rotary Library.

Westlie is well known locally as the author of novels set on Prince Edward Island: her four Scottish Pioneers novels (Mattie’s Story, Anna’s Secret, An Irregular Marriage and The Back Settlement) and Another Way of Being, the first novel her Partners Extraterrestrial series. Silver Bells is Westlie’s ninth novel and the fourth in her Partners Paranormal series (Shades of Molly, Molly and Company, and Ghost Baby).

Silver Bells is set at Christmas. Sisters Cassie and Liz have inherited their uncle’s old farmhouse near Murray River. The two girls decide to engineer a reconciliation among feuding family members by inviting everyone to the old house for Christmas. They are busy cleaning and redecorating when unsettling sounds and sights suggest that they are not alone in the house. Plans for a family reunion go ahead. When a ferocious snowstorm isolates the Christmas party, psychic cousin Gertrude’s vision of events past helps bring peace and healing to the present.

Margaret Westlie is a native of Halifax who now makes her home on PEI. She has a Master’s Degree in English with a Professional Writing Emphasis in Prose and Poetry from the University of Missouri. Silver Bells and other novels by Margaret Westlie will be available at the launch and at Indigo and Bookmark in Charlottetown.

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