Story has been updated to include Halifax book launch date.
Nova Scotia author Moira Leigh MacLeod has released her latest, much anticipated follow up in The Bread Maker series. MacLeod’s latest book, As Fate Would Have It is now available for purchase online through Chapters and Indigo in paperback and Kobo e-book.
The Bread Maker was released in 2016 and lauded by readers and critics alike. This is the fifth installment in the series. You can attend the official release at The Miner’s Museum in Glace Bay, Cape Breton on Wednesday, October 13 at 5:00pm. The Halifax launch of MacLeod’s book will take place at the new Lion’s Head Tavern, 3085 Robie Street, Monday, October 18 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm.
MacLeod once again takes you on a nostalgic journey back in time. Her signature style of fast-paced, dramatic storylines, interspersed with bursts of humour, will intrigue, amuse, and surprise readers, leaving them to wonder what’s next for the memorable cast of characters they’ve come to know and love.
Today you will find Moira MacLeod living in Halifax, but she is originally from Glace Bay, Cape Breton. Cape Breton is where her latest work is set in the year 1952. Mabel is feeling the weight of being a mother of three young children and running a Cape Breton bakery. Now that Mark knows he is Matthew’s father, Mable is afraid Luke will discover the truth.
As Fate Would Have It is a gripping story about family, fate, and forgiveness, a number of characters from MacLeod’s last work, The Year With No Spring reprise their roles, including Lily and her protector, Ed Baxter. He’s harbouring a secret of his own; one that could jeopardize his future with the woman he loves.
Several new characters round out this richly woven story that delves into the punishing social norms of a bygone time, the fragile nature of relationships, the importance of forgiveness, and the possibility that our fates are predetermined.
Mabel is there to help her friends deal with their fears, doubts, and heartbreaking loss, even if it takes a toll on her own physical and emotional well-being.