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Northern Survival

Northern Survival

What does a struggling writer from Nova Scotia and a wealthy movie star from California have in common? Nothing.

When they are the only survivors of a plane crash in Northern Ontario, then opposite sides of the continent must come together and overcome their Imperial and Metric systems and their failed past relationships to escape the wilderness before starvation and the approaching winter weather claim them.

Olive and John are not your typical characters in a romance novel. Both are over 50 with a lot of life left to live if they survive.

I classify this story as Survival / Adventure / Romance / Action in that order.

Published by Quarter Castle Publishing September 6, 2020

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Description

Surviving the plane crash was the easy part.

Olive Tweed planned her trip for two years. She’d vacation at Summer Beaver, gather the research material needed to write the next book and spend a few days hiking the vast wilderness. When she is called home unexpectedly and boards a chartered plane, she never dreamt it would crash, leaving her alone with a man who knew nothing about survival or the woods. If they don’t put aside their differences and work together, they’ll never escape alive.

Northern Survival was inspired by a video created by a pilot who recorded the crash of his small plane in Northern Quebec. The only reason he survived was because the plane had a parachute.

If you love stories of adventure, survival challenges and characters who test each others ability to endure, you’ll love Northern Survival.

What Inspired Northern Survival?

A fast-paced story inspired by an actual event.

I saw a video on YouTube by a man who had crashed his plane in the remote wilderness of Quebec. He survived because his plane had a parachute. I’d never heard of such a thing, so I did a little research on the subject and found CAPS, which stands for Cirrus Airframe Parachute System. Their website states, “The parachute system is designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment.”

Cool. Right? That’s what I thought.

Matt Lehtinen, the pilot who crashed and was stranded in the remote area of the province, shot a Vlog to capture his experience. He was rescued after only five hours but WOW, what an adventure.

My imagination absorbed the information and the energy from the video and the story took shape within minutes. It took much longer to write: 25 days.

Diane McGyver

Reviews

“A good read with lots of how-to information if you ever find yourself stranded in below-zero weather with nothing but trees around you.” ~ Jacqui Murray, Amazon.com review, September 2020

“Dialogue is important to me and I enjoyed the back and forth – there was tension, humour and on a couple occasions my eyes welled up and I had that burning lump in my throat!” ~ Barb

“Cover is very tempting, I want to pick it up and read it. It looks so good!” ~ Anonymous, friend of beta reader

“I loved the story. I especially liked the ending when … [removed to prevent spoiler], because that I wasn’t expecting.” ~ Lynn

“A really good adventure story and romance. This was my first book by this author, and I’m looking forward to reading another asap! The fact that the two leading characters were in their 50s was terrific.” ~ Amazon Reviewer Mmamacat

“Thoroughly enjoyed this book…….kept me on the edge the whole way. What a great story showing the strength you can exhibit when necessary. Loved the progression of the feelings of the characters. Shed a few tears near the end…….will remember forever.” ~ Judy Greene

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