Book 1: A Travel in Time to Grand Pré


A visionary metaphysical title that historically ties the descendants of Yeshua to modern day Nova Scotia. From Henry I Sinclair to the Merovingians, from the Cathari treasure at Montségur to the Knights Templar, this novel, together with the words of Yeshua as spoken at the height of his ministry, has the potential to inspire others; for it is herein that we learn how individuals can find their way, their truth(s), so as to live their lives to the fullest.


In a plot that came to me in 1996, I knew how I wanted the story to begin and I knew how I wanted the story to end. While I was sure about certain elements for inclusion in the story, I was very surprised at how the story unfolded.

I was inspired by my French Acadian heritage, my fascination with genealogy and current DNA findings, my attraction to quantum physics (courtesy of the spiritual and metaphysical realms) and my enthrallment with the plausibility of a holy bloodline as discussed in The Holy Blood, The Holy Grail.

In addition, it seems that I had been duly positioned, beforehand, to conduct extensive research: authors, books, websites, email communication (regarding genealogy) with countless individuals. When the time came for me to begin writing, the entire process took less than six months.


I refer to this as visionary fiction, the merger of metaphysical knowledge with actual historical fact combined with fiction. Having researched my own genealogy for close to 20 years, this book also incorporates linkages to several maternal ancestors of historical import.

Historians: This Might Be Your Next Must-Read

August 10, 2010

A Travel in Time to Grand Pré by Michele Doucette was not in the least what I was expecting. Instead, it is a unique, fascinating plunge into history! It also explores genealogy, Biblical archaeology, metaphysics, and, most importantly, the French Acadians. I can guarantee that, for millions of people who may read this book, there will be information never heard before! Perhaps disturbing information; readers may automatically discount it or may willingly explore the extensively researched documentation. For this book is not just a novel, it is an exploration of the past sometimes dating back as early as 400 AD.

There is also mention of current DNA testing as it is used to prove and rewrite history. Do we dare to explore the possibilities of changing well-known beliefs? If you are willing, then this book should be considered a must-read.

Madeleine Sinclair pays a visit to the statue of Longfellow’s Evangeline, on August 15, 2005, after having eaten traditional Acadian dishes in keeping with the Acadian Day celebration. It was also the day before Madeline would celebrate her 26th birthday, and where she began crying, not knowing why.

Was it the Dandelion wine? Whatever it was, she became afraid, there at the base of the statue, as she fought her dizziness and nausea…

Madeleine opened her eyes on her birthday on August 16, 1754. The statue of Evangeline was gone as was everything else that had surrounded her at the Acadian celebration. It was in an ancient church that she met Madame Pêche, another time traveler…

And so it began, Madeleine had not left Grand Pré, except in time. It was her destiny; she had been brought to that place at that time for a specific reason. Madeleine was astonished as Madame Pêche told her all about herself, even to the point of knowing that she had a birthmark. It looked like a Templar cross. Madame Pêche explained “that, in and of itself, makes you the one.”

And so it was that Madeleine began the life of those living during the year 1754. They hid the backpack which had come across time with her and Madeleine began to learn about everything that was happening.

She also soon met Michel. Fortunately she found him to her liking, because he was to become her husband, and there was much to learn and do … before they both returned…

Dare you learn what it is they brought back to the 21st century?

Michele Doucette has weaved an amazing tale. Perhaps you have read or heard of similar stories where two individuals meet from different times and fall in love. It is indeed somewhat of a simple love story…except…

You will also learn about the tragedy of the Acadian people when they refused to change their allegiance… and of so much more! I think one of the key issues of the book is that there is so much historical documentation provided in support of the story. Is it an alternative historical tale, perhaps fantasy based upon history, or the work of a research historian who has merged all of her research to arrive at a potential “new truth”?

Now matter your final conclusion, A Travel in Time to Grande Pré by Michele Doucette is unlike anything I’ve ever read. And, in that, she has forced me to remember and to dwell upon her words often. Very unique; I’ve said before…I like unique…I hope my review helps you decide to read the book and decide for yourself!

Glenda Bixler, Independent Books Reviewer


A Thought Provoking Read

August 19, 2010

Madeleine Sinclair was drawn to Grand Pré Historical Park on Acadian Day, August 15, 2005, one day shy of her twenty-sixth birthday. In a search for her Acadian roots, she was eagerly looking forward to joining in the festivities. At the end of the day, however, she finds herself with a complete stranger in Grand Pré, the year being 1754. Shocked and unsure, she is relieved to learn that Madame Pêche is not only a kindly, loving woman, but a time traveler as well.

Madeleine will learn much from Madame and her young friend, Michel. Many of the questions that Madeleine has about the Knights Templar, in the 21st century, are answered here in this Grand Pré of old. What she learns is not only shocking, but very enlightening.

Michele Doucette has spun a fascinating tale of the eighteenth century Acadians, interwoven with spiritual beliefs and customs still practiced today. Not only will readers be entertained, but they will also be educated as they travel with Madeline on this most interesting journey of self discovery.

This is the author’s first novel, and although it appears amateurish at times, her characters are realistic and her descriptions of historical places are vivid and in depth. She can only grow as an author and this reviewer hopes to see more in the near future. I was very impressed with the Message for the 21st Century chapter at the end of the book. A wonderful conclusion to a thought provoking novel.

Shirley Roe, Allbooks Review International

A Travel in Time Journal

February 14, 2011

In 2005, Madeleine St. Clair pre-celebrates her 26th birthday by attending Acadian Day at Grand Pré Historic Park in Canada. Inexplicably, Madeleine finds herself traveling back to 1754, where, through the guidance of a fellow time traveler, Madam Pêche, she comes to comprehend her family’s history and their historical importance. As Madeleine learns about her ancestors, she falls in love with local Michel LeBlanc, and together they discover their unique destiny. This novel reads like a travel journal, and Michele Doucette’s historical research is evident on each page. She includes genealogy charts, inspirational quotes, and poems to connect readers to the history of the French Acadians. Readers will gain great perspective on the Knights Templar and Merovingians, and the spiritual undertones will appeal to fans of mystical fiction.

Rebecca Cochran, Reviewer for The Historical Novel Society

Sharing a Moment in Time

September 12, 2011

Madeleine Sinclair has always been fascinated with all things Acadian. Her best childhood memories were spent with her grandparents in Nova Scotia. They had honeymooned at Grand Pré and Madeleine knew that someday she’d visit there herself. Destiny calls and one day Madeleine makes the trip. Overwhelmed by the whole experience, she finds herself fainting in front of the statue of Evangeline. When she awakes, though, she senses that something is different. Yes, she was in Grand Pré, but the year was 1754. Madeleine was about to learn the secret of her family heritage and walk into her place in history. A Travel in Time to Grand Pré beautifully meshes historical fact and fiction into Madeleine’s story. The detail this author provides brings the past (and possibilities) to life, meaningfully connecting It all to the present day. Not just dates, names, and detailed genealogies but also the richness of the Acadian culture and its people. I feel like I’ve shared a moment or two with these people.

Tami Brady, TCM Reviews

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