One of my very favorite books has always been 'Mrs. Mike' by Benedict and Nancy Freeman. Based on a real story, it's about a girl who is sent from Boston to Canada for her health and falls in love with a handsome RCMP Mountie named Mike Flannigan. As a pleurisy sufferer myself, I always sympathized with Kathy’s situation, and I’ve borrowed some elements of her story for this one. The idea of Sean as a Mountie was irresistible; hence this story. Please note that this is a work in progress!
Chapter 1 - On the advice of his doctor, Elijah's parents reluctantly agree to send him to his Aunt Mary in western Canada for the summer.
Chapter 2 - Elijah travels to Calgary, but barely survives the journey. At its end, he has a memorable encounter.
Chapter 3 - Elijah wakens to a different world and meets his Aunt Mary, in whom he discovers a kindred spirit.
Chapter 4 -Elijah helps Aunt Mary with the chores and learns more about her past and how she met Uncle Ben.
Chapter 5 - Uncle Ben gives Elijah a tour of the ranch, Elijah has his first riding lesson, and he gains a new admirer.
Chapter 6 - Aunt Mary and Elijah make the long-awaited trip into Calgary.