This settlers' cabin can be found at Muskoka Heritage Place, Huntsville, Ontario. Built in 1872, it was the home of Henry Edward and Elizabeth Hare, who raised fourteen children there. When I came upon it, I was surprised to find it exactly as I had described the Lawson family cabin in Haunted Journey, complete with a stump near the front door, where the children's mother enjoyed sitting with a cup of tea to listen to the early morning birdsong.
An Unspoiled Muskoka Lake
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n 1879, two years after he’s run away from his family’s Muskoka home, fifteen-year-old Caleb Lawson is haunted by dreams of his younger sisters in distress. These dreams lead him on a journey home, where he desperately hopes he'll be welcome. Along the way, he must confront his reasons for leaving. On arrival, Caleb is unprepared for the family tragedy that awaits him. And to add to his challenges, he must contend with Andrew, a bitter young man intent on sabotaging his attempts to start over.
Haunted Journey is also the story of Samantha, Caleb’s eleven-year-old sister, who is torn apart by worry over her brother’s fate and anger at his leaving. A village doctor, a new teacher, a life-threatening storm, dangerous bears, and rumours of a local witch add drama to this richly detailed, nostalgic story, set in a period when closely-knit families and communities pulled together in times of trouble.
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