Author, Speaker, Workshop Leader
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author Elaine Cougler likes to create characters who rise up and fight when faced with impossible situations. Her historical fiction and her biographical books praise the indomitable spirit of amazing human beings both in our time and through the annals of history.
Canada: Brave New World
Canada: Brave New World is an anthology full of immigrant stories of people coming to Canada to escape conditions in their birth country and what their unbelievable contributions have meant to Canada. This is a collection of personal stories from many different families; it shows once again the amazing ability people have to rise above their circumstances in order to not only survive but to thrive. The anthology is a celebration of what we humans can and will do when faced with extreme adversity.
Explore Elaine Cougler’s collection of historical fiction and biographical books.
The Loyalist Trilogy
The Loyalist Trilogy delves into American and Canadian history with two generations of the Garner family during the times of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837. John goes off to fight for the King and leaves Lucy behind to try to hold on to their land in the midst of war-torn New York State. Later their sons have to choose sides to survive in the wilderness that was Upper Canada.
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The Man Behind the Marathons
The story of how one man truly can make a difference, The Man Behind the Marathons is an Amazon #1 bestseller and also won the Book Excellence Finalist award.
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My Story, My Song
That’s me in the braids. I had them until I was eleven. That girl has a lot of stories to tell of growing up with nine brothers and three sisters on a dairy farm at a time when the world was expanding as it recovered from World War II.
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The Loyalist’s Daughter (Prequel to The Loyalist Trilogy)
Young Lucinda Harper and her father are taking a late-night walk on Boston’s Long Wharf when disguised men run past their hiding place, jump into small boats, and rush out to the Dartmouth anchored in the harbour.
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See the praise other readers have shared of Elaine’s work.
Elaine, I just finished your book, The Loyalist’s Daughter. It was a great read and is hard to imagine how someone can put together such a book. Well done!
As I read along I kept saying to myself…yes, I remember that
Elaine, I enjoyed reading your story about growing up in Oxford County. (My Story, My Song) As I read along I kept saying to myself …yes, I remember that. I knew/ know some of the people you mentioned as well. Your river story reminded me of our three season farm ponds which were so massive we felt sorry for the poor kids in town who had to skate in a circle and could only change direction when the whistle blew. I was not impressed with that when I first skated in an arena and yes I also started out with second hand black skates.
... loved The Loyalist's Daughter
We both loved The Loyalist’s Daughter. So happy we have a ‘signed’ copy. Thanks for doing that.
...a remarkable book!
What a remarkable book! I just finished yesterday…It is one of those books that, at the end of each chapter, the urge is to ‘just read one more chapter’ before turning out the light….I had no idea what is involved in organizing such a fund raising venture and ventures across Canada and you explained it so well….[This] book that you wrote on his life and huge contributions needed to be written….Thanks for putting your writing skills to work into the life of Ron Calhoun.
Looking forward to reading the next one
Just finished your first book in your Loyalist Trilogy – really, really enjoyed it. Those folks sure were hardy types in those days – I don’t think I could even survive a walk to the outhouse – hahaha. Looking forward to reading the next one.
It kept me reading
I loved the book. [The Man Behind the Marathons] So glad for the way you set it up. It kept me reading. And then the section on Ron came just as I was about headed to Google to see what led Ron to be the guy he was. The quality of the paper was a real asset. Top quality for a top quality story about a top quality guy. Congratulations. I felt your heart in every page. Thanks for letting me have an early look at the book. Very cherished.
...so many interesting things
Just finished your book. [The Man Behind the Marathons] It is great – so many interesting things about Terry and Steve (whom I had forgotten about). Ron’s story is, if possible, even more interesting. I can see why you were drawn into his life as a suitable subject for your first nonfiction. I did wonder how Ron’s one set of clothes washed by his mother every night were dry for school the next morning . . . and which race your ‘young daughter’ beat you in.
...enjoyed the stories...
Just finished [The Loyalist Trilogy] and enjoyed the stories as they were woven into the history of that area. Congratulations!
[Elaine's books] bring this time in history to life in a way that one will never forget
Love your books and writing style. I will give them as gifts. They bring this time in history to life in a way that one will never forget. Thank you!
...a page-turning novel of the American Revolution...
Elaine Cougler has written a page-turning novel of the American Revolution through the eyes of a conflicted loyalist soldier and his indomitable wife. You’ll feel the hardship of homesteading, the fear of the enemy, the blows of battle, and the pain of separation. You’ll be transported through history. This is not just a novel written about another time, it seems written in another time.
I loved the stories
I bought all three books at Probus club meeting in London. I loved the stories. I am now a student reading more about the war of 1812. Thank you for your stories. Love your writing style.
I was delighted
I was delighted with the way you handled the Norwich Rebellion in the last Loyalist book, Elaine, and have heard many positive comments about it.
...drew me in immediately!
I’m an impatient reader. If my interest isn’t piqued right from the get-go, I simply don’t continue reading the book. Both of the Loyalist books drew me in immediately!
...one of the best sequels I’ve read...
The Loyalist’s Luck is one of the best sequels I’ve read in a long time. It picks up right where The Loyalist’s Wife left off and takes the reader to Canada with a group of Loyalists escaping the American Revolution.
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