Rock Solid is a Newfoundland tale that opens as two passionate young lovers elope across the seas to live free from archaic as man and wife, in the new world.
It is a tale of adventure, love stories and sad stories, the trials of living in an 1800 British colony and of course, a good dose of Newfoundland humour.
Rock Solid is an unforgettable saga of three generations of immigrants from England, Ireland and Scotland who soon begin to call themselves Newfoundlanders.
Helfenstein pours years' worth of research into her novel and weaves true-to-life history over forty six years of these amazing early Newfoundlanders in a changing world.
It is an enticing novel that weaves the lives of tough, brave beginnings, an inkling of success, laughter and love, and the angst of leaving what they knew, to cross a cruel unforgiving ocean, to face a future on a rocky shoreline. The strong put their past behind them, others ached silently all their lives and in Rock Solid the characters helped Carolyn Helfenstein come face to face with her own Newfoundland persona, now showing up in her grandchildren.