ISBN : 978-1-00000-000-0
Format : — pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback
In the idyllic pioneer paradise of Acadia, Evangeline pursues her medical studies and the affections of Gabriel, a soft-spoken, curly-haired youth who makes violins by hand. In the blush of first love, she wonders at what their bright future will be like together.
But then the Empire comes and everything changes forever. The Redcoats quickly eat-up the lands, stealing and breaking treaties until all the French settlements are encircled by their battle forts. Evangeline and her people stand in their way and are given an ultimatum – swear allegiance to Protestant England or face the wrath of the British war machine.
To the dismay of the village priest, a fiery Evangeline stirs up the settlers to fight. She then disobeys her parents and secretly sneaks away with Gabriel to join up with the French rebels.
In an often gritty, personally jarring journey, Evangeline sets out to fulfill what she has convinced herself is her holy calling. However, in the violent crucible of war, her youthful ideals are ground away. She becomes a participant in death and destruction as the lines between right and wrong… and good and evil blur. Gabriel is captured, condemned to be executed and Evangeline is shot and almost dies.
Feeling empty and lost, Evangeline returns to church. Then during her anguished confession that what she did was not in God’s name, but in her own, she discovers her true calling. However, Evangeline’s euphoria is quickly replaced with dread at the hard road she must still travel to save her people and redeem herself.
In development to be a Major Motion Picture 2016.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After graduating with Honors in Journalism from Canada, Vink spent 15+ years writing business, politics, and feature articles for print, radio, and TV. Then wanting to broaden his international experience, he moved to Europe and for more than a decade, Vink has lived in The Netherlands. Working in the Publishing industry, he traveled extensively around the world involved in the creation, buying and selling of digital content.
Two short years ago, Vink transitioned to the film industry, having studied and graduated from the industry renown ScreenwritingU and placed in various screen writing contests before he started his own company and turned full-time to film and book writing.