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Spirit of the North

I went upstairs, too tired to fear leaving my sister alone with a strange man. He could not possibly hurt her in his condition, and he was so handsome I felt almost certain he was kind. Perhaps when he became well, he could teach us how to live here—at least show me how to chop down a tree or shoot Uncle's rifle. I told myself his presence was a good thing. Little could I foresee how much he would hurt us both.

In 1873, orphaned sisters Barbara and Adele Traugott travel to Upper Michigan to live with their uncle, only to find he is deceased. Penniless, they are forced to spend the long, fierce winter alone in their uncle's remote wilderness cabin. Frightened yet determined, the sisters face blizzards and near starvation to survive. Amid their difficulties, they find love and heartache—and then, a ghostly encounter and the coming of spring lead them to discovering the true miracle of their being.

Get the story behind the story - “The Ghost of Stonegate Woods

Read an Excerpt from Spirit of the North.

Cover Photo by Tyler R. Tichelaar
Lady Slippers - Marquette, Michigan

6x9 size, paperback, 312 pages, ISBN 9780979179068.

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Spirit of the North

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Praise for Tyler R. Tichelaar's Spirit of the North

Inside Live Scoop Radio Inteview (broadcast May 29, 2012): Spirit of the North

Reader Views written interview with Tyler R. Tichelaar (May 2012 - Irene Watson of Reader Views): Spirit of the North

Reader Views Spirit of the North review (May 2012 - Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson)

Upper Peninsula's Second Wave: Marquette author publishes new paranormal novel. Read Story on Spirit of the North (April 2012)

"I am now and forever a huge Tyler Tichelaar fan. He's a man with a wonderful gift for storytelling, and a knack for presenting historical facts in a way that can rival any great historical fiction author." – Bethany Andrews, Book.of.the.Moment

"Never predictable, sometimes heartbreaking, always hopeful, this author's work is a pleasure to read." – Laura Fabiani, author of Daughter of Mine