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A MATTER FOR THE HEART is a love story set within socio-cultural conflicts. The story unfolds over an 18 month period (1966-68). The setting is Quebec’s ‘Quiet Revolution’—the FLQ era, the political and social upheaval in the province at that time of its history, and how they affected families and personal relationships. The story moves across rural Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto.</p><p>The protagonists: a young teacher (francophone) falls in love with a beautiful young woman (Anglophone). She is a talented young lawyer moving on with her successful career with a big law firm in Montreal. Her wealthy family (of Montreal’s Westmount and Toronto’s Rosedale) are against this love-match.</p><p>The story follows the young couple’s dilemma, heartbreaks, and inner struggles as they fight to see their mutual love through—a contemporary Romeo and Juliet story set in a historical context!
Publishing date: January 29, 2021
Paperback: 320 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0,9 x 9 inches
Ray A. Vincent attended Laurentian University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Certification in Social Work. He went on to work with the City of Sudbury's Welfare Department, initially as a caseworker and later moving on to supervisory and managing positions. He spent 35 years in the "helping profession" until his retirement in 1999.