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Trillium, written by ML Holton, narrated by Jens Hansen.

Insightful, compelling, engrossing, and enlightening, Trillium intimately portrays the intertwining evolution of three very distinct families in the wine-making region known as Niagara in the Golden Horseshoe region, Ontario, Canada.

It all starts when a sandy-haired foot soldier, 19-year-old Tom Hartford, crosses over the mighty Niagara River in the 1750s.

Listeners will meet Maaka, an ingenious indigenous trapper; Franco, a dirt-poor Sicilian labourer; Paddy O'Sullivan, a sweet-talking Irishman and sweet Cate, the Hamilton Harbour prostitute. And that's just the beginning!

All unfolds with a pair of motherless red-headed twin brothers, a diabolical, hate-filled drunkard, two devoted, raven-haired sisters, an obsessed land developer, hard-working Mexicans, a kind blind man, a handsome Italian Canadian winemaker, a blessed treasure trove of attentive mothers, one demented vineyard-wandering wife, and a startlingly beautiful simpleton savant Anna.

A 250-year-old story about three families. Expect the good, the bad, and sometimes the very ugly!

©2018, 2019, 2020 Margaret Lindsay Holton (P)2020 Margaret Lindsay Holton

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