Former Lindsay resident releases sixth novel

By Lindsay Advocate

Former Lindsay resident Gabriele (Tavaszi) Wills has just released her sixth novel, Lighting the Stars, a tale of a generation torn apart by war.

Although it’s the fourth in Wills’ Muskoka series, it can also be read as a stand-alone book.

Set during the Second World War, it attempts to transport readers to the treacherous skies of Britain with a “Spitfire Girl,” ferrying warplanes from factories to airfields, and with RCAF aircrew on deadly sorties over Europe.

It also brings to life the experiences of German Prisoners of War who were incarcerated in Canada, hundreds of them at Camp 20 in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Stationed nearby at the Muskoka Airport was the Royal Norwegian Air Force, who were training in order to help liberate their country from Nazi occupation.

The cover photos are by Gabriele’s daughter, Melanie Wills, who also grew up in Lindsay.

Gabriele’s first novel, A Place to Call Home, was inspired by the rich history of Lindsay from its pioneer beginnings.

For more information on the entire novel series, click here.

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