© 2021 FriesenPress, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Weaving of My Tartan Heart cover

1. eBook Edition
  • EPUB format
  • MOBI format
  • PDF format
2. Paperback Edition
  • Standard Color
  • 128 pages
  • 7.0 x 10.0 inches
3. Hardcover Edition
  • Standard Color
  • 128 pages
  • 7.0 x 10.0 inches

Personal memoir, Cape Breton culture, Seamstress, Family life, Cape Breton Oatcakes, Canadian history, Cape Breton heritage

The Weaving of My Tartan Heart
by Donelda MacDonnell

The Weaving of My Tartan Heart offers a peek through the window of the author’s thoughts. Vivid images of a time long past make the reader feel as though they are present in each scene. Stories of when life was simpler, and respect for elders and tradition evokes a warmth you can feel deep in your soul—like a cozy woolen blanket.

“A book of nostalgic short stories, nostalgic for how life was…and perhaps could still be…in Cape Breton. It’s a delightful read by an artistically gifted person. She is a known visual artist, a seamstress, a doll-maker and a weaver, whose skills are highly valued by her community. This collection appears to be the next page in the current chapter of her life, where we find her writing with the same skill she applied to earlier arts & crafts. She is very close to the hearts of her characters in these well-told tales. Write on Donelda!”

—Carole Chisholm, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Retired English teacher from Mabou Consolidated School

“Donelda has always been a very, very creative person, a wonderful cook, and a great story teller, and this book reminds me just how good she is!”

—Beth Ryan

“Anybody could do it, but only a Weaver did!”

— Little Collie MacDonell

Donelda MacDonnell photo

Donelda MacDonnell is an as-yet undiscovered author who graduated from both St. Francis Xavier and Dalhousie universities. She is retired in Port Hood, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her artistic side is evidenced by hand-drawn images and quilted pictures, stitched together in harmony with her writing.

Donelda is a well-respected person and seamstress, quick witted and generous to a fault. She is special to her many friends, all of whom can boast of beautiful hand-made items gifted to them. This is her first book of short stories, but probably not her last.


Donelda MacDonnell

What People are Saying

eBook $6.99 eBook $8.99 Paperback $15.99 Paperback $20.49 Hardcover $20.99 Hardcover $26.99
FriesenPress Editions

Support our self-published authors and buy directly from FriesenPress. All Prices shown are in US Canadian Dollars.

Other eBook Editions

This book is also available in eBook format from these sites.

Learn how you can self-publish your own book with FriesenPress.

Download Publishing Guide