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A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence – until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. — Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.
In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. It is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love.


ISBN 9781455594085, Paperback

There are currently  3 Members Wishing for this book.

1 lucky member will win a brand-new copy.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member in good standing to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

You have until Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12 noon ET, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!


Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

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69 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Sheryl (Momof2boys) says:

    Sounds really interesting.

  2. Terry V. (mistyks) says:

    Wow! I think I would like this one! Thanks, PBS, for sharing the books 🙂

  3. Lexi K. says:


  4. Joanne K. , says:

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  5. Sarah M. (gretam) says:

    Would like to read it!

  6. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  7. CJ K. (greatbuys4less) says:

    I love this time period. Hope to win.

  8. Sara S. (sarakay55121) says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  9. David L. (Davide145) says:

    Hope to win. Thanks!

  10. Laura C. (llcc) says:

    Sounds like a good book

  11. Barbara B. (barbieofmpls) says:

    Pleez,pleez let me win!

  12. Nancy C. (nancymissyc) says:

    I love books even loosely based on real people! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Jay N. (ajdowning) says:

    I’ve always had a fascination with that region in North America. Thank you for sharing this book.

  14. Amanda M. (ammarchese) says:

    Sounds like a great read!

  15. Mary H. (MaryH) says:

    Looks very interesting!

  16. Carol S. (waucondacarol) says:

    Sounds like an intriguing novel

  17. Joan B. (namaste-joan) says:

    I know I would enjoy this book very much! I was born in Canada and although American now, I still have a lot of fondness for Canada. Thanks

  18. TakingTime says:

    Thanks for doing these giveaways. I would appreciate winning and would be sure to put my review out in a number of places. Thanks

  19. Dawn B. (stargazingbookworm) , says:

    Sounds very interesting – thanks for holding Free Book Fridays!!

  20. Vicki D. (vicki13) says:

    Sounds like a good book
    thanks for the chance to win

    Happy Swappin!

  21. Lyndy B. (lyndyb) says:

    Sounds very interesting

  22. Karen R. (karenerrn) says:

    Looks like a good choice!

  23. Linda O. (felicity) says:

    Sounds epic in its scope. Interesting book!

  24. Linda O. (felicity) says:

    Sounds epic in its scope. I’d love to read it.

  25. Kathy W. says:

    This sounds like a must read….hope I win!!

  26. Cindy S. (mamacindy) says:

    Sounds good

  27. Lore W. (lorecw) , says:

    This book sound like a very good book.

  28. Lore W. (lorecw) , says:

    I’ve never read any of his books. but I’m going to go back and see if any other books are available Thanks for offer the chance to win this book

  29. Dianna C. says:

    Would love to read it

  30. Laura W. (lml1027) says:

    Would love to win!

  31. Michele W. (shellw) , says:

    Looks like a good read!

  32. Donna Z. (gr8bch) says:

    Interesting concept and sounds like a great read!

  33. Bobbie M. (stasiamc) says:

    Why not it’s worth a try

  34. Brenda (smash) , says:

    I would like to win this book!

  35. Susan R. says:

    I am definitely interested.

  36. Mickey S. (micksmed) says:

    If it is as well-written and moving as “A Perfectly Good Man”, I’d like to check it out 🙂

  37. Tina B. (bookshelftreasures) says:

    I always did love winter!

  38. R E K. (bigstone) , says:

    Yes, this looks like a most interesting read. Hope I have a chance.

  39. Sandy S. (caligirl) says:

    What a great idea! I’d love to win this book!

  40. APRIL C. (readingtchr) says:

    The description is intriguing! Can’t wait for this one!

  41. Debra J. (homemakerdeb) says:

    Sounds interesting

  42. Mary L. (jammer) says:

    Would love to read this

  43. Christi T. (Christi) says:

    I love books! Especially ones with some historical content.

  44. Ursula C. says:

    Thank you for offering Free Book Friday! I would love to win.

  45. Amber C. (daisymau) , says:

    Would love to read this book. Sounds like a interesting book and would love to see what happens with Harry and his family.

  46. Joseph L. says:

    Definitely sounds interesting.

  47. Jessica Finke says:

    Sounds like a wonderful read.

  48. Sandra M. says:

    I haven’t read this author yet. I love epic novels that sweep from one generation into another, the ones with great descriptions of scenery, and people. Can’t wait to read this.. Good luck everyone!

  49. Barbara B. (BBNN) says:

    I love free books. Sign me up!

  50. Carol C. says:

    I’ve never read this author but the book sounds like something I’d be interested in.

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