Ellen Fremedon: Journalist
Written by Joan Givner
Publication Date July 28, 2005
An aspiring yet practical author, Ellen Fremedon decides to start a newspaper. Ellen is intrepid, especially when it comes to investigative reporting. Is the new neighbor sinister, as village gossips suspect, or merely secretive? Is the Fremedon's new housekeeper really the upstanding community member she appears to be? Even members of Ellen's own family fall under suspicion.
Long-listed for the SYRCA Diamond Willow Award 2006
Selected for the CCBC Our Choice 2006
Joan Givner, a former university English professor, is an author and book reviewer who has written a dozen books of biography, autobiography and fiction, including Katherine Anne Porter: A Life and the novels Half Known Lives and Playing Sarah Bernhardt. The books in her Ellen series have been nominated for several awards. Joan lives on Vancouver Island in Mill Bay, a small seaside town not unlike Partridge Cove.
"...the story rollicks along, never predictable, comfortably old-fashioned in some ways, sometimes a spoof...Delightful." Toronto Star
"[A] quick paced yarn about small-town happenings and her take on an appealing group of characters." Brandon Sun
"The story is unique and includes elements of mystery, comedy and serious fiction." CM Magazine