The Strong Within Us

Book Two of The Olason Chronicles

This sequel to The Strong Amongst Us follows Nathan Olason and his family on an emotional journey of finding strength, love and courage in the midst of the catastrophic Great War.

Nathan Olason picks up the pieces of his life in 1893 and becomes a devoted father and grandfather. Together the Olason's help rebuild the town of Gimli, while Canada grows into a larger nation. 


Nath devotes his life to his growing family, especially when his grandson Mike arrives. He bonds closely with Mike as a baby, raising him almost as his own. Nath begins teaching him all the hunting and fishing skills they need to survive in this harsh land. Mike flourishes into a strong young man, with the same handsome looks as his young grandfather, but with something unique; a lethal accuracy with the Ross hunting rifle. Strong willed and deadly, Mike makes a gut-wrenching decision to enlist with the Great War. He is quickly engulfed into the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade, travelling to the bloody battlefields of Vimy Ridge in France, as an uncertain future looms.


Nathan is left feeling helpless to stop this dangerous chain of events. He unexpectedly meets a displaced Icelander with a similar past. They quickly bond as they talk about life, love and why they are even here on earth. Nath is forced to battle with his heart and the horrifying uncertainty of losing his beloved grandson to war. Nath flees mysteriously, disappearing back to the beaches of Willow Point to an old weathered cottage that holds the key to his happiness.

The Strong Within Us follows three generations of the Olason’s on an epic journey of hope, resilience, love and WWI. With spine-tingling realism and chilling emotions, this historical fiction sequel celebrates the amazing resilience of the human heart and the human spirit. 

This sequel will be available in Fall 2020. Subscribe here to get updates, book launch dates, special offers and monthly blogs. 

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