- J. Robert Whittle and Joyce Sandilands - All Titles Ten family friendly historical adventure novels (#11 Silent Destiny coming Summer 2014) and two children's chapter books with audio books.
- Race for a Treasure Molly receives an old diary which tells of an 18th century sailing ship sunk and plundered off Canada's westcoast by her late husband's naval ancestor. So begins a chain of events which draw her into the world of lost sailing ships and gold treasure. Accompanied by her son, she travels from England to Spain to visit the naval archives. The Spanish Government hear of their research, however, setting in motion an adventure they could never have imagined in their wildest dreams.
- Whispers Across Time Whittle's uncanny ability to write about subjects he has never read himself shines through in this historical fantasy. Written purely for his own enjoyment, this Gold-Medal winning novel features Oliver Ryan, a Seattle journalist working in Victoria BC in 1916. When a cemetery's ghost flies him home, he discovers he has been given some pretty unusual talents ... as a mortal angel who can time travel. Cameo appearances by several main characters from the Victoria Chronicles Trilogy.
- Victoria Chronicles Trilogy Orphans Nancy and Dan become fast friends as their lives unfold in a Victoria orphanage in 1900. At 14, Dan leaves and becomes a whaler. Several years later he reunites with Nancy, rekindling the bond of years before. Prohibition and WWI provide both business and personal challenges for the young adults. Explore Victoria by Model T while Nancy uses her talents and skills to help those affected by WW1 and the Spanish Flu. Features real events, people, places and businesses.
- Bound by Loyalty Book One - Young orphans, Nancy (4) and Danny (12) deal with orphanage life and their first jobs while growing up in the Pacific Northwest during the early 20thC. Whittle's extreme research tells the story among real events, people and businesses of Victoria and the Pacific Northwest. Dan's first job is a whaler during the industry's collapse on the Pacific Coast due to over-fishing. Nancy finds work in a hotel kitchen and prohibition begins in the USA.
- Loyalty's Reward Book Two - Prohibition enters their lives and the threat of war looms in Europe. Dan's skills as a gunner are sought for the war and Nancy travels to Seattle to begin some exciting adventures of her own.
- Loyalty's Haven Book Three - WW1 is over and the troops return home bringing a devastating disease from the front. The Pacific Northwest and the world discover a new horror arriving home with the battle worn and injured soldiers. It becomes known as the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 and decades later, lives lost worldwide will be estimated at over 50 million.
- Yesterdays Unleash the inner adventurer in your soul. This eclectic mix of Whittle's short stories also contains his first previously unpublished western novello. Included also are 6 autobiographical stories, 5 historical adventures, 2 poems, 5 modern-day stories and 2 ghost/time travel stories. This book is a great way for all ages to discover Whittle's unique style of writing described as Whittlesque by his wife and co-author, Joyce Sandilands.
A delightfully old-fashioned coming-of-age story set in early 19th century London, England during the Napoleonic Wars. Lizzie is a young street waif who turns her life around and becomes a successful kid-entrepreneur utilizing the wars and her imaginative ingenuity.
Based loosely on the author's life using the influence afforded by the works of Charles Dickens which he read as a youngster.
- Lizzie: Lethal Innocence Book One - Lizzie's friends are caught stealing and deported. The 9-year-old, preparing for a life of loneliness gives aid to an old man which changes her life. She gets a job selling bread and makes a decision to help the poor. She and Quon, a Chinese boy living in a barrel, join forces utilizing the Wars and a collection of unusual characters to start a business. Whittle uses experiences and characters from his own life in England and as a child entrepreneur.
Lizzie: Lethal Innocence Audio
Whittle narrates his own first novel giving an excellent performance of the dialects of all his British characters ... Irish, Welsh, Scots, Yorkshire and London.
Audio contains Book One only.
- Lizzie's Secret Angels Book Two - Lizzie’s youthful ‘spies’ discover a distressing secret well-hidden by local authorities causing Lizzie to take the law into her own hands. She and Quon find their busy lives taking a disturbing, and exciting, new direction. They find a new business venture.
- Streets of Hope Book Three - Lizzie, now 16, has amassed a growing empire but her reputation and good deeds have come to the attention of evil competitors, leading to some potentially disastrous events. The Industrial Revolution brings steam engines into her life and she and Quon take a disasterous journey to the farm in Hertfordshire.
- Lizzie's Legacy Book Four - The printing press enters their lives and Lizzie entices some new friends to start a Dockland newspaper. Her discovery of a British traitor leads to an unfortunate incident. Following her 18th birthday, Lizzie makes a life-changing decision to take on the greatest challenge of her life.
- Laughing Through Life CD Whittle narrates the stories (and travels) of his intriguing and adventuresome life in 4 countries (England (his young life), Australia, Singapore and Canada (including Baffin Island, Winnipeg and Victoria, BC up to 1999 ... only a few copies left. You loved hearing his voice at the markets, listen to it whenever you choose with these often hilarious stories as only Robert can write.
- Moonbeam Series Paddy, the leprechaun, who lives in Fairyland, becomes a Moonbeam Rider and is able to slide down moonbeams into children's dreams and help them their problems.
- Leprechaun Magic - Book One Paddy hates school and loves playing mean tricks on people, but the Fairy Queen tells him he can't be a Moonbeam Rider unless he improves his math skills and is nicer to people. He visits Michael and Courtney, helps him with his math and they discover that school can be fun after all. Lots of useful lessons of life are utilized by the story. Ages 4-9 and/or ESL Classes.
- 3 on a Moonbeam - Book Two Paddy and Jake, the parrot, finally get to go on a moonbeam ride together. A fairy stowaway surfaces when they visit Shayla in Northern Canada and help her learn to ride her bike after the snow is gone.
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Have you ever wondered what happened to those good “old-fashioned” novels? Stop! You’ve found them … readers call our 10 (soon-to-be 11) novels ‘refreshingly different,’ ‘family friendly’ and ‘read by the whole family’ … yes, people still read this type of book. Read our customer reviews and more reviews.
Our novels are set in Canada’s Pacific Northwest, USA, England and Europe, with real history and many real characters.
If you’ve visited Victoria BC in the summer, you may have already met Robert selling his books at the Bastion Square Public Market. You’ll find Joyce at Sidney’s Thursday Night Street Market.
*Whittlesque: a phrase Joyce coined for her husband’s brand of unusual and humourous, page-turning mix of family friendly romance and historically correct novels.
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