Belle Maro is a sweeping historical novel, written in two parts, that traces three centuries of cross cultural contact and relations between the Beothuk and the European settlers who came to Newfoundland. The tragic events that subsequently led to the decimation of an ancient aboriginal race are woven into a story of two families with a common ancestor.
It is a story of love, a story of struggles and conflicts, and a story of vengeance. It is also a story of a sacred mountain and of two treasure chests, and how the treasures of two peoples reflect the differences in their values. In the end, it is a story that echoes the words of Mithie, the heroine, who says “There are more ways to conquer than to kill.” and of her son, Adin, who learns, too late, the wisdom of those words.