Since this post was made almost a year ago, I thought that I would repost it since both of these books can now be found at the site quoted in the original post (You may have to search the word "Tracey" at the top of the site to find these two publications that can be downloaded for a few dollars each). ( www.smashwords.com )
I have uploaded another book in my series on the Tracey family of St. Columban; it is entitled "From Colony to Country: Michael Tracey" and it follows the story of Daniel Tracey's son, Michael, against the backdrop of some of the historical events of the mid-19th century. It is a work of historical fiction, just like the first in the series "A Rebellious Spirit: Daniel Tracey" but it is based on the Traceys who lived in St. Columban and Griffintown in Montreal. I love digging into history and am constantly surprised by the little vignettes I come across which may or may not have found their way into the history books. But I especially like to find the root causes of conflicts and political events. I also wrote an acknowledgement to Fergus Keyes and Claude Bourguignon. This is what I wrote:
"The people who organized and established a website and a contact point for information on the former Irish settlers of St. Columban deserve a special thanks. It is only through the tireless efforts of Fergus Keyes and Claude Bourguignon, as well as the many members of this organisation that these two books have been made possible, both the story of Daniel Tracey and his son Michael Tracey in the sequel.
This group is entirely comprised of volunteers and their efforts to raise money and awareness of this area have made all the difference in preserving the heritage of the little Irish community that struggled against all odds to settle the harsh, unforgiving land in such a primitive setting in the 19th century." The ebook is being reviewed at present, but should be ready for uploading on the www.smashwords.com site very soon. I hope the book succeeds in bringing awareness to the little village of St. Columban.