I just finished reading THE CACOUNA CAVES AND THE HIDDEN MURAL, it is wonderful! So powerful, riveting and deep. I think it might be my favourite of all of her books. This story had all the elements and insights that make the genre of historical fantasy so riveting. A compelling, edge-of-your-seat page turner! And since the novel is set in two times -- the twenty-first century and the seventeenth century -- it also provides lots of great social commentary about the current state of the planet, to which I'm sure many people will totally relate.
"Barbara wrote the novel over four to five years and fact checked it with the Mi’gmaq and academicians, although it is historical fantasy.
The story is set in two time periods, New France and modern day Quebec.
Barbara was interviewed about the book live on CBC in Quebec City last summer."